Photo by Bobby Gavin (Lindsays National XC Relays October 2019)
It has been quite a year for Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds – and now they have landed a top university award.
The club were short-listed for our Off-Track Club of the Year in the 4J Studios Annual Awards and Gregor Malcolm was named as our Volunteer of the Year.
Now Edinburgh Uni Hare and Hounds have won the prestigious BUCS (British Unis and Colleges Sport) ‘Club of the Year’ title with Gregor nominated in the Volunteer of the Year category.
The Hare and Hounds emerged from a short-list with rivals from Glasgow and Nottingham and were delighted to land the accolade after lots of hard work throughout 2020, which included hosting the BUCS XC at Holyrood Park.
WEBINAR ? | “Being part of a sports club is more than just participating.”
They joined forces with @scotathletics to discuss what makes a successful sports club!
— Scottish Student Sport (@ScotStuSport) December 10, 2020
Giffnock athlete Erin Wallace in action at the Emirates Arena early in 2020 (photo by Bobby Gavin)
Middle distance runner Erin Wallace is one of 62 athletes on the British Athletics Futures Academy Programme, which is backed by Nike.
The Giffnock North AC athlete is coached by Andy Young.
Due to the challenging circumstances brought by the Covid-19 pandemic this year, and the impact this has had on athletes, British Athletics has retained all athletes from the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Futures Academy Programme for the year ahead.
A number of Scottish Para athletes are also on the Paralympic Futures Programme and we plan to report on that via a separate story at a later date.