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Awards - 31st May 2019

Hockley Woods parkrun volunteer honoured

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Ian Jordan from Hockley Woods parkrun in Essex has been named Volunteer of the Year/Community Spirit award winner at the Rochford District Citizen of the Year Awards. 

 

Ian is an unsung hero volunteer for many charitable and social events in the district. He is a Core Team member of Hockley Woods parkrun, volunteering most weekends and is also a volunteer for Southend Half Marathon, and this year will be the lead organiser the Junior Event.

 

He is a Core Team member of The Kirste 5 Memorial Race, and also the Roach Valley Way Relay, all raising monies for local charities, as well as helping at Club events for Flyers Southend and Hockley Trail Runners.

 

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Nominator, Karl Cadman, Event Director at Hockley Woods parkrun said: “Ian will freely sacrifice his own running to aid other runners, and also to ensure events go ahead smoothly.

 

Ian is also Core Team member of my Marshal Team for the London Marathon, which involves volunteering during the event to look after the safety of the general public, and the welfare of all the runners and other volunteers.

 

He is also a volunteer at The Big Half marathon, in London. Ian freely gives up substantial amounts of his own time to help out at all these events, and is a valuable team member at all the events he helps at – thank you Ian”

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