Well-known Galway City Harriers runner, Bernie Kelly, is being honoured for her contribution to the sport.
Kelly, the Fit for Life leader who has advised and encouraged hundreds of new athletes in the city, has been selected as the Athletics Ireland national recipient of the Women’s Leadership Award.
She will now enter the European selection process for an overall winner from all member federations.
The award recognises and celebrates the important contributions made by women throughout Europe to the sport of athletics. Presented for the first time in 2009, the biennial awards are the centrepiece of European Athletics’ strategy to promote the development of women leaders and gender equity in the sport.
Kelly, who was chosen in recognition of her inspirational leadership of the Galway City Harriers Fit for Life group and for her many years of service to athletics.