Posted: Tue 28th Jun 2016

Ash Dykes And BCUHB Sign Up To Conwy Sports Awards 2016

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 28th, 2016

Conwy County Borough Council is delighted to announce that Ash Dykes will be the guest of honour at this year’s Conwy Sports Awards. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ash is a two-time world record holder for becoming the first person to complete a solo and unsupported trek across Mongolia, and becoming the first person to traverse the entire length of Madagascar via its eight highest mountains. He was the winner of the UK Adventurer of the Year 2015 and was the 2016 Welsh winner. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

To celebrate Ash’s involvement in the event, and in recognition of 2016 being the Year of Adventure, there will be a new category this year. The Adventurer of the Year Award will consist of three age groups: Junior, Senior and Veteran, and aims to recognise the achievements of individuals who excel in adventure sports and continuously show a commitment to adventure, pushing boundaries to reach their potential. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Graham Rees, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Marketing and Leisure said, “It has always been our ambition to have a home grown celebrity to host our prestigious Conwy County Sports awards. I am delighted that Ash has agreed to share his story and inspire our audience of fellow achievers in November. He definitely has a story to tell as from the age of 19, Ash boarded a plane and left Colwyn Bay to explore what was out there in the world, this led him to undertake many adventures. He is a truly inspiring Conwy ambassador.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Conwy County Borough Council is extremely pleased to announce that Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board will be sponsoring the Adventurer of the Year Award category. Bethan Jones, Area Director, Central BCUHB said, “We are really excited to be sponsoring the new Conwy Sports Award for Adventure. The award has three categories across all age groups and is about the spirit of adventure, taking on a challenge, independence and doing something that inspires. These are all qualities that contribute to the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities within Conwy. I cannot wait to meet the winners and discover Conwy’s spirit of adventure”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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