The Running Awards in association with everydayhero took place for the 2nd time last Friday 24th April at indigo at The O2 in London and has been hailed a huge success by the running industry. The awards ceremony moved to a bigger venue for 2015 with the industry and community showing overwhelming support for the big and bold night celebrating all things running.
The awards evening started with the Runner’s World PB Awards, with the winners announced at the beginning of the ceremony in front of key industry figures and VIP guests before the start of The 2015 Running Awards in association with everydayhero.
A room full of A-list names from the running and sports industry was complemented by runners and consumers who took the balcony seats for The 2015 Running Awards in association with everydayhero to be a part of the celebrations and to see the results of what they had been voting for since nominations opened in August 2014.
Mike Bushell was presenting the awards and was joined on the stage by some special guests and celebrity presenters including Mara Yamauchi, Martin Yelling, Steve Way, Jemma Simpson and Lornah Kiplagat, who were all actively showing their support.
Every running essential category was recognised at the awards with a mix of industry leaders through to up and coming brands plus events being awarded bronze, silver or gold through the independent public nominations and voting.
Results: The 2015 Running Awards in association with everydayhero
Best Blog: The Fat Girls Guide to Running
Best Book: Triathlon It HURTS
Best Charity: Cancer Research UK
Best Compression Brand: Skins
Best Customer Service: Run 4 It
Best Entry Level Shoe: New Balance 680 V2
Best Entry Level Tech GPS: TomTom Runner
Best Headphones: Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless
Best Headwear: Buff Original
Best Independent Retailer: Run 4 It
Best Magazine: Runner’s World
Best Men’s Clothing: Ashmei
Best Men’s Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14
Best Moment: Amy Hughes 53:53
Best National/Multiple Retailer: Sweatshop
Best Nutrition Brand: High5
Best On-line Retailer: Wiggle
Best Protection Product: Event Clip
Best Running Pack: CamelBak HydroBak 1.5l
Best Running Tech: Garmin Forerunner 10
Best Shoe Brand: Brooks
Best Socks: Ashmei – Road Running – Short
Best Sports Drink: Lucozade Sport
Best Trail Shoe: Salomon Speedcross 3
Best Training App: Strava
Best Website (Non Magazine): Run Mummy Run
Best Well-being Brand: Clif Bar
Best Women’s Clothing: Nike
Best Women’s Shoe: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 14
Best Women’s Sports Bra: Shock Absorber – Ultimate Run Bra
Best 10K: Southport Mad Dog Seaside 10K
Best Endurance Race: Mizuno Endure 24
Best Event Series: parkrun
Best Fun Run: The Color Run – London
Best Half Marathon: Ealing Half Marathon
Best International Event: SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon
Best Marathon: ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon
Best Obstacle Race: Wolf Run – Winter Wolf
The full results are available on the website http://therunningawards.com/results/view/2015-results
The Running Awards in association with everydayhero is an independent annual awards ceremony celebrating the best of running and its culture, with runners and consumers nominating and voting for their favourite products, brands, publications, sports retailers and events.
Official sponsors for this year’s Running Awards in association with everydayhero were Gallowglass Group, Skechers Performance™ Division, Pic2Go UK, Breathe Unity, Run Group and Run England.
Official supporters of The Running Awards in association with everydayhero were Intersport UK, STAG, HOKA ONE ONE, Lornah Sports, Shock Absorber, ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon and Ealing Half Marathon.
Sports Insight was the B2B Media Partner for The 2015 Running Awards in association with everydayhero and Runner’s World the B2C Media Partner.
The organisers teamed up with Pic2Go UK to bring social media image technology to the awards ceremony, which was the first time this technology application was put into action at an awards event in the UK and proved to be a big success.
Co-Founder of The Running Awards Paul Corrick says: “The 2015 Running Awards in association with everydayhero has been a huge success, and we would like to express a big thank you to everybody who has been supporting the awards, and to all the runners who have been voting for their favourites across a range of categories.
“We have created the definitive gala night which recognises the very best in the running industry, and we are proud to be the only independent awards ceremony celebrating the best of running and its culture, where the runners decide who gets awarded the trophies and the sought-after Gold badge.”
John Bird, General Manager, Digital Fundraising at Blackbaud Europe said: “The partnership between everydayhero and The Running Awards has been a great success. The night had such a positive feel to it, and to share in the celebration of success – of charities, events and all the companies involved in the sector – was an absolute privilege. It has given us the perfect springboard to build on the strong platform everydayhero has already established – there are exciting times ahead!”
Go to http://therunningawards.com for further information about The Running Awards in association with everydayhero.
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