Bolton 10K – Volunteers Needed 2017

Thursday, 16th March 2017

It’s just over ONE MONTH until the Bolton 10K.

The race is on its usual late April slot (always same day as the London Marathon) – Sunday 23rd April at 10am – St George’s Day. We already have 500 entries so it is anticipated to be full before race day. The associated One Mile Fun Run is at 9am, and some of the junior athlete coaches will be pushing this for competition, so this should beat last year’s good turnout too.

If you are not intending to race, volunteer helpers are needed for everything from course set-up to registration, memento distribution and de-chipping at the finish, and of course, the all-important marshalling. Registration opens at Leverhulme Park at 8am and the last runner is usually in by 11.30am. It’s the club’s largest hosted event requiring a little extra in the volunteer numbers and roles; there’s no CLGP or Endurance Challenge points at stake, so please do not be shy about coming forward, perhaps even marshalling instead of running.

Please contact Steve or Dean at the track if you can spare 2-3 hours on Sunday to ensure another safe and slick BUH&AC event or email the Bolton 10K race address.

BUH&AC Awards – Tickets & Shortlist 2017

The BUH&AC Awards Presentation Evening will be held on Friday 24th March.

The venue is Dobbies Sports and Social Club, Bradley Fold Road, Bolton, BL2 6RL. Doors will open at 7pm, for a 7.30pm start.

There’ll be the awards ceremony (obviously!), a choice of food, disco and a few surprises for good measure. This is a Club-wide event bringing together all the age-groups and disciplines for an evening’s entertainment.

The tickets, priced £6 for Adults and £4 for under-16s, can be purchased from the indoor track foyer on Club nights from Frazer Jardine, Ian Jakeway and Lesley Harwood. Due to the anticipated strong turnout, shortlisted athletes will have the chance to purchase tickets exclusively until 5th March. If nominated athletes cannot get to the track to purchase tickets by this date, please contact Bec to confirm your intentions. Tickets will then go on open sale from Tuesday 7th March on a first-come, first-served basis.

Besides the social aspect of the evening, there is a serious side to the event – honouring the significant achievements and performances of club members throughout 2016.

The judging panel would like to thank all those members that responded to the request for nominations in January and February. Most categories had several strong contenders and it was exceedingly tough to narrow down, nevermind select one winner.

The shortlist for all categories can be downloaded in printable PDF format by clicking here, or click on the image below for a larger version. The names are in no particular order.

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