Athletics Writers ready for 50th anniversary awards

With two Olympic gold medals, Mo Farah has a chance of winning the votes of the BAWA membership as their male athlete of 2012

After possibly the greatest Olympic Games ever staged, including the greatest single night in the history of British athletics, the British Athletics Writers’ Association is staging its 50th annual awards lunch on Friday October 26, in the Tower Suite at the Tower Hotel in London.

As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, BAWA is inviting all previous male and female winners of the athlete of the year award to the event.

BAWA members should have received a ticket booking form and voting form. Voting closes next Monday, October 8. Ticket bookings – with applications welcome from guests as well as BAWA members – close on October 15.

The price of the tickets is £40 for members and their guests, and £75 for non-members.

For those that are travelling a long distance, the London Marathon has kindly offered to arrange hotel rooms should you require it.

For all bookings and other enquiries, please contact Tony Barden via email at


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