As our award winning event night gets closer, we’ve some news regarding the award for the best helmet worn to take part on the night for the event.
We’re fantastically lucky to have our event supported by generous people who cover the event expenses, those who donate prizes for our raffle and others who are generous with their time who help by volunteering on the night as marshals or by doing things along the way, all of which have helped to make the event as popular as it has been.
It’s never right to pick one person from those who collectively work so hard for our success but after we lost one of our biggest supporters last year we felt it right his name should be remembered at this years’ event.
David Griffiths left us in December and has left a big hole to fill. He was a prolific volunteer at the Southwick parkrun as well as for his running club and as he felt he still had time, also was a massive help with Hilly Helmet. He would print off flyers to put on cars or give out at local run events and parkruns so we could get the word out there and even got posters up in shops to further the publicity. On the night, he’d be the first there, getting stuck in putting up gazebos and generally ensuring nothing would be left to chance and generally supporting wherever he could. He’d marshal the cars into the event and once done would be off up the bridleway to marshal and encourage our Helmeteers on their journey up the hill then congratulate them on their way back down. He’ll be missed very much as he had become a big cog in the wheels of the event organisation since we first started in 2017.
After consultation with his family, we’re delighted to announce this years Best Helmet Award will be named in his memory with his family selecting the winner on the night. We hope you go to your usual trouble to come up with something amazing once again this year to have a chance of taking the prize yourself.
The event will take place on Wednesday 11th August at the Leighton Recreation Centre at Westbury as usual. Are you completing your hat trick this year? If so we’ll award you with your hat trick badge as you cross the finish line Have you been with us from the start? We’ll also be giving a little extra to each of our participants taking part in their 5th Hilly Helmet and of course, everyone gets their unique locally made memento anyway, so we look forward to seeing you there!
Entries are now open and available on Entry Central, so please head over and get signed up via the link www.entrycentral.com/thehillyhelmetchallenge