Star running club runners Stephen Quigley and Seamus Crossan have been presented with the inaugural Danny Sheerin Award by the Sheerin family and Mayor of Derry City & Strabane District Council, Councillor Sandra Duffy, after Sunday’s Waterside Half Marathon.
The award seeks to recognise members of the local running fraternity who embody the spirit of participation and encouragement that Danny was so well known for.
Mr Sheerin took part in every Waterside Half Marathon since the event’s inception in 1981, even when he was unwell with a cancer diagnosis in recent years.
He took part in scores of Marathons, Half Marathons and Triathlons in the city for decades, including every Derry Marathon, and sadly passed away following his long battle with illness less than two weeks before this year’s Waterside Half.
Stephen Quigley and Seamus Crossan are currently taking part in a ‘30 in 30’ challenge in the month of September where they will aim to run 30 half marathons in 30 days to raise funds for Foyle Search and Rescue and the Danny Quigley Fund.
The Waterside Half Marathon was their fourth 13.1 mile run in the challenge.