4J Awards: All set for our Annual Dinner

Thursday 27th October 2022

Our 4J Annual Awards Dinner is coming up on Saturday night – and we can’t wait to celebrate.

We’re delighted more than 400 supporters of our sport will join us at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow for the scottishathletics and jogscotland 4J Awards.

It promises to be a superb evening as we celebrate, recognise and acknowledge a fantastic year of both elite success by our athletes but also the huge contribution from clubs, coaches, Officials and volunteers.

Our Guests of Honour for 2022 are the double act of Geoff Wightman and Katharine Merry, two of the voices of athletics in Britain, and we will be ably led and guided throughout by our host, Bryan Burnett. 

‘What a year it has been,’ said Ron Morrison, our President.

‘At the elite end of our sport, we can identify with medal success across many disciplines and, with the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, we’ve seen a welcome return to more competition and athletics activity.

‘The 4J Annual Awards gathering always looks to celebrates what is good in our sport.

‘The major challenge is how to support athletes. Clubs, Commissions, the scottishathletics Board, out s staff, sponsors, coaches, Officials and many others all combine to deliver the sport.

‘As is the tradition, the awards are thus mostly about volunteers, coaches and athletes, but the contribution of the scottishathletics staff and sponsors must not be forgotten

‘Our Guests of Honour are Katherine Merry (Olympic Bronze medallist in 2000 in Sydney, Australia; a career best of 49.59 in 2001) and Geoff Wightman (a former CEO of scottishathletics; coach to Jake; and stadium commentator extraordinaire.). I’m certain we are in good hands.’

President Ron Morrison (photo by Bobby Gavin)

Athlete of Year Short-lists

Club and Coach Short-lists

Volunteer and Official Short-lists

The Athlete of the Year categories always command attention and arguably more so than ever this particular year.

All the categories look extremely competitive after an amazing year which for our elite athletes featured that unique opportunity to compete at three major champs – World Champs, Commonwealth Games and European Champs.

Eilish McColgan, Laura Muir and Jake Wightman did more than just compete in Oregon, Birmingham and Munich, of course. They beat a regular path to the podium.

Unsurprisingly, these three are our contenders for the 4J Scottish Athlete of the Year award and it might well require a photo-finish verdict to split them!

It looks close, too, for the Para Athlete of the Year Award with contenders Sean Frame, Samantha Kinghorn and Melanie Woods all having excelled at Birmingham 2022.

Our 4J Athlete of the Year contenders: Eilish McColgan, Laura Muir and Jake Wightman (photos by Bobby Gavin)

Our 4J Para Athlete of the Year contenders – Sean Frame, Samantha Kinghorn and Melanie Woods (photos by Bobby Gavin)



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