Lynsey Sharp and Eilidh Doyle (pictured in 2014) – contenders for AW Female Athlete of the Year award for 2016
No fewer than seven different Scottish athletes are among those short-listed for awards by respected publication Athletics Weekly.
It is another reflection on a super year in terms of Olympic and Paralympic performances with Scots involved in four of the different categories.
Online voting is in place for these awards and we’d ask the athletics community in Scotland to give support – if you so wish.
Andy Butchart and Callum Hawkins are each listed twice with the Rio duo named among eight contenders for British Male Athlete of the Year as well as being on another list of eight for the British Breakthrough award for 2016.
In Athletics Weekly’s British Female Athlete of the Year short-list, the strength of Scotland’s women is recognised with nominations for Eilidh Doyle, Lynsey Sharp and Laura Muir.
And in the Para Female Athlete of the Year short-list there are two nominees among the list of eight with Libby Clegg and Jo Butterfield sure to be strong contenders.
Check out the AW online story here with information on the voting process:
Libby Clegg – has already picked up the BAWA Female Para Athlete of the Year and Scottish Para Athlete of the Year titles