Colin Greenwich
Read more › Awards - 23rd March 2017

Greenwich parkrun’s Colin Armstrong is made an MBE

It was 2010 and a good friend, Jo, mentioned that Greenwich parkrun was being set up, near where I lived. As I was new to the area I thought it would be a good way to meet some new people and so I popped along to a training day for potential volunteers.   Little did…

Ian Cockram Award
Read more › Awards - 11th December 2016

Ian Cockram wins ‘Outstanding Service to Sport’ award

Congratulations to Bedfont Lakes parkrun Event Director Ian Cockram, who has been presented with the Outstanding Service to Sport Award at the 2016 Runnymede Sports Awards.   Ian was nominated by Linda Cairns at Guildford junior parkrun for his work supporting and helping to start new parkrun events in Surrey and West London in his role as a…

Basildon parkrun award
Read more › Awards - 10th December 2016

Basildon parkrun picks up ‘Physical Activity Project of the Year’ award

Basildon parkrun has been presented with ‘Physical Activity Project of the Year’ at the Active Basildon Awards.   The ceremony was held at Reid’s in Billericay and was the third year they have been nominated, having been highly commended in previous years.   Event Director Tracy Bliss said “We started on 5 April 2014 and have…

Read more › Awards - 9th December 2016

Hockley Woods parkrun recognised at local sports awards

Running was well represented at the annual Rochford & Castle Point Sports Awards 2016, at which two Hockley Woods parkrun run directors were shortlisted.   Mike Jordan won the Services to Sport Award, and Dan Benwell was Nominated with Distinction.   Congratulations to you both! 

Doncaster award
Read more › Awards - 2nd December 2016

Doncaster parkrun wins ‘Community Group of the Year’

Mark Hudson and Chris Moore attended the Doncaster Community & Voluntary Sector Awards at the Keepmoat Stadium on behalf of Doncaster parkrun on Friday 2 December 2016. They had been nominated for the Community Group of the Year and were up against some very tough competition.    They were thrilled therefore to win the award,…

Elgin parkrun
Read more › Awards - 23rd November 2016

Elgin parkrun wins Community Engagement Award

Elgin parkrun received the Community Engagement Award at the 2016 Sport Moray Recognition Awards. The award recognises an event or organisation that has targeted a specific community or sector, which in this case was the whole local community of Moray and the surrounding areas.   When nominated some 140 different people had volunteered and 1,340…

Pegwell Bay parkrun
Read more › Awards - 22nd November 2016

Pegwell Bay parkrun recognised at Thanet Sports Awards 2016

Pegwell Bay parkrun in Kent has been highly commended in the ‘Community Impact’ category at the Thanet Sports Awards 2016, with the run directors presented with a trophy at the awards ceremony. Many of the core volunteer team were also in attendance and everyone enjoyed a great evening celebrating sporting achievements in the local area.   The guest speaker for the…

Rutland Water
Read more › Awards - 22nd November 2016

Rutland Water parkrun recognised at local sports and community awards

Congratulations to Rutland Water parkrun on being named Sports Project of the Year at the Active Rutland Awards, as well as winning the Community Award.    Rutland Water parkrun also had a number of nominees including:   Marcus Francis – Junior sportsman Jashan Jagdev – Young volunteer Leah Keegan – Young Volunteer Vanessa Winters –…

Read more › Awards, junior parkrun - 18th November 2016

Brierley Forest parkrun and Hucknall junior parkrun recognised at annual awards

Congratulations to Brierley Forest parkrun and Hucknall junior parkrun for receiving the ‘Active Ashfield Appreciation Award’ at this year’s Active Ashfield Awards.

Read more › Awards - 4th November 2016

Cranleigh parkrun’s Chris Finill named local ‘Sports Personality of the Year’

Congratulations to Chris Finill from Cranleigh parkrun for being awarded the Charterhouse Club Shield as ‘Sports Personality of the Year 2016′ at the annual Sport Godalming Awards.   Event Director Martin Bamford said: “Chris is a run director at Cranleigh parkrun, which started in October 2014, and is a regular runner and volunteer.   “He…

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