National Running Show AWards winners
Congratulations to all the winners of the inaugural National Running Show Awards!
Inspirational Runner of the year
Sponsored by Erdinger
The 7 in 7 in 7 Challenge has seen Kevin Sinfield run an ultra-marathon every day for seven days in seven cities. He has raised millions for charity since his former teammate Rob Burrow was diagnosed with MND in 2019.
Coach of the year
Sponsored by Women’s Running
Allie specialises in taking the ultra lost and ultra curious and getting them to where they want to be. “Everything we do we create with our minds – Ultrarunning is no different so it’s super important to train your brain as well as your body. You’re as individual as your fingerprint – your coach should reflect that.”
running event of the year
Sponsored by findarace.com
Great North Run
The 42nd staging of the iconic Great North Run, the world’s biggest half marathon, was a truly memorable one! We marked Sir Mo Farah’s final ever race with huge celebrations & special MO-ments, whilst also celebrating the 59,999 others taking part & their reason to run – including incredible 102 year-old Bill Cooksey.
Product innovation of the year
Sponsored by Running Industry Alliance
Garmin Forerunner 965
Train brilliantly with Forerunner® 965, the premium GPS running and triathlon smartwatch with a bright AMOLED touchscreen display and lightweight titanium bezel. The training readiness feature tells you when you’re primed for a productive session — while multi-band GPS and full-colour, built-in maps keep you on track when you’re en route.
bEST rUNNING BLOG / PODCAST / SOCIAL CHANNEL
Sponsored by Outside & Active
The Running Channel
The Running Channel’s YouTube, Podcast and socials are running. They represent all runners whatever pace they run and whatever distance. Through motivational videos of their presenters taking on crazy challenges to educational posts about how to improve your running. They create a safe space for runners to be supported, encouraged, motivated regardless of age, demographic, pace or goals.
retailer of the year
Sponsored by goodr
Harrier Trail Running
Harrier are proud to be #TrailRunningForEveryBody. Community is at the heart of everything they do from thoughtful kit design, helpful running resources to inclusive community challenges, they are passionate about enabling more people to enjoy the trails. Founded by trail runner and mum Kate Parker, Harrier is a family-run business based near the Peak District.
Local running club of the year
Sponsored by England Athletics
Up & Running – The Social Run Group
The Social Run Group (SRG) is a national community of runners, promoting inclusivity in a weekly, and free event at Up & Running stores. Regardless of pace, age, goals, or club affiliation, we unite to champion physical and mental well-being. No one is left behind. SRG actively contributes to local community from fundraising, toy appeals to food bank support.
Sustainability in running award
Sponsored by Aspire PR
Kendal Mint – Refillable and Reusable Energy Gels
The Simpler, Faster & Cleaner way to consume Energy Gels.
Unlimited Reuse with the Refillable 150ml Flask (dishwasher friendly) and 60% Packing with our Bulk Refill Pouches.
best charity initiative of the year
Sponsored by Sports Tours International
Food Bank Run
The Food Bank Run Movement ask runners to change one of their training runs to run with donations to their local Food Bank during the winter months the main push being February. Last winter we saw over 500 runs happen, 77,000kg of donations. This winter runners are stepping up again with amazing photos of Food Bank Runs happening across the UK.
The running community helping the local community ❤️
MAKING A DIFFERENCE – COMMUNITY RUNNING IMPACT AWARD
Sponsored by Get Up Coffee
parkrun is a free, community event where you can walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate. parkrun is 5k and takes place every Saturday morning.