The Vhi parkrun Hero award for the month of January has been awarded to Dermot Kelly from Royal Canal parkrun in Kilcock, Co Kildare.
The monthly award recognises and rewards inspirational, hardworking and dedicated members of the parkrun community who embody the ethos of parkrun or have made an outstanding contribution – be they participants or volunteers.
Dermot attends every Royal Canal parkrun each Saturday, regardless of the weather! He is the photographer of the local community and can always been seen with a camera in his hand. Each week, he captures pictures that show the essence of parkrun, happiness, energy, motivation, determination and above all encouragement.
By capturing brilliant photography of Royal Canal parkrun, he has helped boost the profile of this event in the local community. Dermot is a helpful, kind and reliable man, who is very witty and deserving of this award!
Nominate a participant or volunteer for the November parkrun hero award at www.vhi.ie/running and if you are a Vhi customer you can also nominate a member of the parkrun community for the award within the Vhi app. Winners will receive a €250 One4All voucher and plaque courtesy of Vhi.
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