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Penkridge Runners is honoured to be the runner-up for the “Contribution to Running” category at the 2023 West Midlands Volunteer Awards, thanks to a stellar nomination by Carly Breeze.
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Penkridge Runners Shine at West Midlands Volunteer Awards 2023

In the heart of the running community, a sense of achievement and camaraderie often speaks louder than words. For the Penkridge Runners, this sentiment recently found a tangible form at the prestigious West Midlands Volunteer Awards 2023, organised by England Athletics. It is with immense pride and joy that we share the news of Penkridge Runners being honoured as runners-up for the coveted ‘Contribution to Running Award’.

Penkridge Runners is honoured to be the runner-up for the “Contribution to Running” category at the 2023 West Midlands Volunteer Awards, thanks to a stellar nomination by Carly Breeze.

A Milestone Achievement

Being recognised by England Athletics is no small feat. This acknowledgment serves as a testament to the hard work, dedication, and passion that every member of Penkridge Runners brings to the track. Our club, though small in size, has always been mighty in spirit. This accolade is not just a feather in our cap, but a beacon that shines on the collective efforts of our members who are deeply committed to promoting running and fitness in our community.

The Power of a Nomination

The journey to this accolade started with a nomination, eloquently penned and submitted by Carly Breeze. Carly’s words beautifully captured the essence of what Penkridge Runners stand for – perseverance, inclusivity, and the love of running. Her nomination highlighted the numerous initiatives, training sessions, and community events that our club has spearheaded, all of which contributed significantly to the local running scene.

More Than Just a Club

Penkridge Runners has always believed in the power of running to bring people together. We have consistently worked towards creating a supportive environment where runners of all abilities can thrive. This award underlines our commitment to not just fostering athletic talent but also building a community that values health, well-being, and mutual support.

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate this momentous occasion, we are also reminded of the road ahead. This accolade fuels our desire to continue making a difference in the lives of our members and the broader community. We are more motivated than ever to keep our running shoes laced and our spirits high as we embark on new adventures and challenges.

A Heartfelt Thank You

Finally, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to England Athletics for this honour and to Carly Breeze for her incredible nomination. Most importantly, we thank every member of Penkridge Runners – your enthusiasm and commitment are the heartbeat of this club. Here’s to many more miles, smiles, and accolades in our journey ahead.

Join us in celebrating this achievement and if you’re inspired to lace up your running shoes, Penkridge Runners is always ready to welcome new members into our growing family!

Previous Awards

  • Best RunTogether Group 2021, 2020 & 2017
  • Best Run Leader 2021 & Runner Up 2019
  • Silver Award for Best Community Group in Staffordshire 2018

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