This year, AVR had 3 nominations for awards:
Innovation in Athletics and Runner - Sean Price
Run Together Group of the Year - David Hyde and the Chickens
Unsung Hero of the Year - Vicky Bodman
Congratulations to Vicky and Sean for being runners up in their categories and especially well done to David Hyde and the Chickens for winning theirs!
This group was formed at the height of the pandemic, with the aim being to give a small group of runners an opportunity to get out, start running again within the scope of the restrictions, and enjoy the company of other runners, previously forbidden by the restrictions. Word quickly spread and several small groups were formed to cope with demand, enabling people to support and encourage each other, and, thanks to the efforts of their leaders, enable some to take on their first 5k.
The friendly, relaxed atmosphere has made the group very popular, and members keep in touch through a messenger group known as Chicken Chat. Why Chicken? Because the local fried chicken franchise provided free parking, and the name stuck!
The full list of winners is on the EA Website.
27/01/2022 | Avon Valley Runners |