The ScottishAthletics Awards of 3rd November 2018 was a glitzy, glamorous, fabulous affair, in a room stuffed with elite athletes past and present, their coaches, supporters, JogScotland and SAMH groups, JogLeaders, and representatives, and Edinburgh Frontrunners.
We nearly missed the last train back to Edinburgh because our category was well into the second half of the awards and by the time we'd been announced, been up on stage, and done all the official photography stuff, we had to dash back in to collect our bags, say hasty goodbyes and dash for a taxi to Queen Street (we made it with 3 minutes to spare!). Unfortunately we also had to miss the last few awards, including Laura Muir's Athlete of the Year win, and the ceilidh.
Anyway, we brought home the bling!! And we'll be buzzing for months now :)
Here's what they wrote about us (emphasis ours!):
"Edinburgh Frontrunners is the city’s running group for LGBT+ people and straight friends. The group caters for all levels from walkers to ultrarunners. The group aims to provide a welcoming and safe space for all. Not only does it work to combat homophobia and transphobia in sport, it also supports many members with chronic health conditions and disabilities including Crohn’s disease, mental health issues, deafness and cerebral palsy.
"The group is a world pioneer when it comes to non-binary inclusion in running – its Pride Run 2017 was the first race in Scotland to officially recognise non-binary entrants and the group has advised on the wider move to allow event organisers to recognise non-binary athletes in Scotland.
Read more here.