Intelligent Health were sponsors of the Health Awards at the fourth annual Get Berkshire Active Inspiration & Participation Awards on Friday evening.
One of 42 County Sports Partnerships, Get Berkshire Active is still a relatively young organisation but it has big ideas and ambition. Over 300 people packed out the Windsor suite at the Hilton Hotel in Reading to celebrate the successes and contributions of stars in 2015.
Marketing Director Katherine Knight said: “County Sports Partnerships play a vital role in supporting people to get active throughout the country and we are delighted to present the Health Project of the Year Award to West Berkshire Run. To really make a difference to health and well-being work has to be done from elite sport right down to support the most inactive. This award celebrates the work being done to ensure everyone has access to activity.”
“We were fortunate enough to collect an award at the recent London Sports Awards and we look forward to another great evening.”
Brett Nicholls, Chief executive of Get Berkshire Active has said, “The awards are an opportunity to give recognition to the people across Berkshire who are hugely committed to making sport happen; the people who go the extra mile to give everybody in Berkshire the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity.”
The leading prize, the Sports Personality of the Year award, went to Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, — a member of Windsor, Slough, Eton & Hounslow Athletics Club.
The British middle distance runner, competes in the 800m at a world class level, and enjoyed a breakthrough year in 2015, which included a fifth place finish at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing.
Oskan-Clarke said: “I really did not expect this award. Everyone said, oh you might win, but it is amazing because it shows how much support I have from the community.
“It was a big year and obviously I am happy with my achievements. It is so nice to feel that I am supported and have everyone behind me.”