Above: Eilidh Doyle talks to Bryan Burnett on Awards night (pic: Bobby Gavin)
Scotland’s most-decorated track and field athlete, Eilidh Doyle, was our Guest of Honour at the 4J Studios scottishathletics and jogscotland Awards on Saturday.
As well as taking to the stage to talk to host Bryan Burnett about her career, Eilidh also took time to reflect on the winners of the four jogscotland awards. Across the night, we celebrated our Group of the Year, Carluke jogscotland; Achiever of the Year, Emma Louise Chegwyn of Ellon Sole Mates; Jog Leader of the Year Michael Gowans of Migo Run Club; and winners of the SAMH Award for Mental Wellbeing, Newton Road R
And Eilidh was full of praise for them all – not least the fact that jogscotland members are always the loudest in the room when it comes to cheering each other on during the Awards presentations!
She said: “I think it’s just great, they’re a community and you can hear them, and the support that they have for each other is just fantastic, so whenever anybody’s nominated for an award you hear them cheering and getting behind them and it’s just really nice to see.”
Eilidh also talked about the way our jogscotland award winners and nominees reflect the wider benefits of being active with our groups – not just sporting feats, but a whole host of other benefits and achievements that are revealed on Awards night: “It’s different than we hear from the other side of athletics, it’s really nice to hear all the different stories, the inspiring stories, the impact that jogscotland has on people and their health and their wellbeing and their mindset – there are so many inspiring stories out there.
“There are so many people doing such great things and it’s a brilliant opportunity to hear those stories that we might not know about. It’s a fantastic night to celebrate all the great work that’s been going on with jogscotland.”