On Saturday at an awards ceremony in London, Mike Down was presented with the BMC Lifetime Service To Coaching Award on behalf of the British Milers Club (BMC) and the British Athletics Writers Association (BAWA).
Mike has been coaching, team managing and organising races for over 40 years, including coaching numerous international stars such as Ian Gillespie and Rob Whalley. Many of Bristol and West’s coaches have trained with Mike’s group over the years too.
The Club would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mike, who is also the Club Vice Chairman, on the award and to thank him for all of the good work he has done both for the Club and for the sport over the years.
Here is a short video from the awards ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_J5QuR66wo