The organisers of The Running Awards 2016 in association with JustGiving are pleased with the turnout at the third and most successful event yet. The awards ceremony, which took place on Friday 22nd April at Indigo at The O2 in London, was the culmination of months of voting by the running community and was deemed an overwhelming success by all present.
The prestigious event welcomed 450 A-list industry figures as well as running enthusiasts from the running community, running press and fitness bloggers, who came to witness the best in the industry, as independently voted for by runners, receive the sought-after Running Awards trophies.
The evening started at the Intersport Sport to the People Drinks Reception in the main bar. Running and fitness bloggers took the opportunity to squeeze in a 6K Run with STRAVA accompanied by Mike Bushell before reaching the Reception.
Two special awards were presented this year, with the first ‘Innovation in Running’ Award presented by Tom Williams, Chief Operating Officer at Parkrun, to Ivo Gormley at Goodgym.
Sam Mollaghan accepted the first ‘Inspiration in Running’ Award on behalf of Sport England and England Athletics from CEO of England Athletics, Chris Jones, and Relationship Manager at Sport England, Sacha Zarb, for her contribution to the This Girl Can Run campaign.
Mike Bushell was presenting the awards for the third consecutive year, and was joined on stage by special guests and celebrity presenters including Martin Yelling, Paul Evans, Susie Chan and Nell McAndrew.
Results: The 2016 Running Awards in association with JustGiving
Favourite Charity: Cancer Research UK Best Blog: The Fat Girl’s Guide To Running
Best Community: Virtual Runner UK
Best Magazine: Runner’s World
Best Book: parkrun – More Than Just A Run In The Park
Best App: Strava
Best Headphones: Yurbuds Inspire Pro Earphones Best Nutrition Brand: SiS Best Sports Drink: Lucozade Sport Best Well-Being Brand: Clif Bar
Best Wearable Technology: Garmin Forerunner 220 Best Wearable Tech Brand: Garmin
Shoes and Clothing:
Best Men’s Clothing: adidas Best Women’s Clothing: Nike
Best Men’s Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS Best Women’s Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS Best Trail Shoe: Salomon Speedcross Best Shoe Brand: ASICS
Best Women’s Sports Bra: Shock Absorber – Ultimate Run Bra
Best Accessory: Event Clip
Best Underwear and Socks: Hilly
Best Independent Retailer: Run4It
Best National Retailer: Sweatshop Best Online Retailer: Wiggle
Best Customer Service: Run4It
Best Marathon: Virgin Money London Marathon Best Half Marathon: Ealing Half Marathon Best 10K: Southport Mad Dog Seaside 10K Best Charity Event: Race for Life Best Endurance Race: Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones Best Event Series: parkrun Best Fun Run: Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool 5K
Best International Event: Uganda Marathon Best New Event: Hope24 Best Obstacle Race: Wolf Run – Winter Wolf Best Trail Event: Hope24 Best Triathlon: IRONMAN UK
Full results are available on the website http://therunningawards.com.
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