Rachel has been shortlisted for an award at The Running Awards for her running blog – Rachel made the Top 12 in the UK. The Awards take place 19 April, at Indigo at The O2 in London. She was entered into the popular category and with so many good entries they’ve decided to split it into two sections – professional and personal for the shortlist. This was announced at The National Running Show at the NEC in Birmingham in January. Rachel is in the running (quite literally) for best personal blog. Currently waiting to find out if she makes the top 3 – but it all depends on votes which are open for the next two weeks.
The prestigious awards ceremony welcomes hundreds of A-list sport industry figures as well as key members of the running community and press to witness the best in the industry, as independently voted for by runners, receive the sought-after Running Awards trophies.
From the running public’s nominations and votes, The Running Awards creates a definitive, unbiased list of runners to consult for their every need. From Events and Communities to Shoes, Clothing, Nutrition, Technology, Charities and more, runners can vote for free in a variety of categories in order to identify the best in running each year.
Nominations and voting for The Running Awards open in September and a shortlist of the top 12 in each category will be released in December (exact dates to be confirmed shortly). Voting then re-opens until the spring to find the top three in each category.
The winners are announced on the night of The Running Awards, just three days before the Virgin Money London Marathon and a perfect precursor to the most anticipated weekend of running in the capital.
Once voting is open, runners and consumers are invited to nominate and vote for their favourite running products, brands, publications, sports retailers, charities and events online. Voting is free, quick and easy, requiring only a name and email address.
The ceremony has earned itself a reputation for being the event of the year for the running industry, and before the awards ceremony gets underway guests enjoy a glamorous drinks reception and three-course fine dining. The popular presenter and keen sportsman Mike Bushell will return to host the event.