Mike Blake & Christian Malcolm collect awards at the 2017 Wales Sports Awards

Last night brought about the Wales Sport Awards and a chance to showcase the best of both grassroots and elite sport.

Mike Blake (Eryri Harriers) was presented with his award for BBC Wales Sport’s Get Inspired Unsung Hero.  Mike has been a member of Eryri Harriers for almost 40 years, and in that time, has organised over 300 races, all voluntarily, with proceeds all going to local schools, community groups and mountain rescue.

Mike will now go on to represent Wales in the UK final, the winner of which will be announced during BBC Sports Personality of the Year on Sunday 17th December. 


Christian Malcolm was also named Coach of the Year, having made such a huge impact since transitioning from an athlete to a coach. Christian was part of the GB relay coaching team at London 2017 and successfully coached the men to a gold medal, setting a National and European Record in the process; he also coached the women to a silver medal at the same championships.

At the World Para Athletics Championships, Christian coached Jordan Howe to a silver medal in the T35 100m, and Rhys Jones to fourth and a personal best in the T37 100m.

Ryan Spencer Jones was also a shortlisted finalist for this award for his achievements with Aled Davies.

Other shortlisted finalists were Rebecca Jones-Morris (Menai Track & Field) for Volunteer of the Year, Eban Geal for Inspiring Young Person of the Year and Aled Davies for BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year.

Welsh Athletics would like to congratulate all award recipients and nominees. 

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