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David Littlewood UK Awards 2008
David Littlewood receives the Lifetime Achievement award from Neils de Vos and Nick Hyde



01 December 2008




The UK Athletics Awards Dinner 2008 celebrated the work of club members across the sport of athletics with a range of awards on a champagne evening at the National Motorcycle Museum.


Sponsored by Heidsieck & Co Monopole, the champage was a flowing as the sport’s dedicated fraternity were recognised.

There was also a champagne presentation to Team GB’s Paralympic heroes and Christine Ohuruogu was announced BOA athlete of the year on the evening.


The role of honour from the evening:


The Norwich Union Power of 10 Coach Award Winners: Tony Hadley (Speed); John Crotty (Jumps); Rob Ellchuk (Disability); Steve and Linda Garnham (Combined Events); Dave Smith (Throws); Andy Beadle (Endurance)


The Norwich Union Power of 10 Club Award Winners: Windsor, Slough, Eton and Hounslow AV (Overall); Leeds City AC (Combined Events); Enfield and Haringey AC (Speed); Aldershot, Farnham and District (Endurance); Sale Harriers (Jumps); Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC (Throws)



Paralympic heros receive their champagne recognition from Dame Tanni Grey Thompson
Paralympic heros receive their champagne recognition from Dame Tanni Grey Thompson

The Frank Starkie Memorial Cup for Services to Athletics: Olive Megit


Partnership of the Year: East Ayrshire Local Athletics Partnership


Coach of the Year: Glyn Davies - Wales


Volunteer of the Year: Steve Winfield – East Midlands


Official of the Year: Alex Jackson – Scotland


Club of the Year: Ballymena & Antrim AC – Northern Ireland


BOA Athlete of the Year: Christine Ohuruogu


Lifetime achievement award: David Littlewood


There will be more coverage and follow up from Saturday’s awards dinner in E-Inspire – the next issue out on Friday – follow this link to sign up to E-Inspire – UK Athletics’ e-zine.