Merrell, along with their brand ambassadors, Dr Andrew Murray and Lowri Morgan, have this week had the honour of being nominated for the 2015 National Adventure Awards. The nominees have been narrowed down to a small shortlist of contestants in 10 categories: adventurer of the year, team of the year, media, inspiring others, leadership, service provider, charity, business/academic, physical endeavour and public choice.
Merrell has been nominated for the Service Provider Award for their efforts in partnership with the John Ngugi Foundation. The John Ngugi Foundation is an organisation that aims to discover and nurture young Kenyan athletes who possess the talent to elevate themselves from tough life circumstances, helping others in the process.
Merrell pack leader, Dr Andrew Murray has been nominated for awards in the following five categories:Adventurer of the Year, Team of the Year, Inspiring Others Award, Leadership and the Physical Endeavour Award. Dr Murray is well knownfor being an ultra distance runner who has broken records on all seven continents and, earlier this year, ran all 10 of Scotland’s highest mountains in one day with compatriot Donnie Campbell.
Lowri Morgan has then been nominated for the 2015 Media Award for her work in promoting adventure within the media. She is well known for completing the gruelling Jungle Marathon in the Amazon River in 7 short days. Lowri said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to be on the shortlist alongside some of the biggest names in Adventure, I’m extremely grateful.”
Awards chairman David Scott said: “We are delighted with the strong field of names that have made the shortlist of deserving award winners this year and while the event is still a fair while away we know it’ll be a great night for all involved.”
The 2015 National Adventure Awards will be presented at a ceremony next March in Glasgow’s Grand Central Hotel. This event recognises the most audacious and daring men and women in the field of adventure. Also, for the first time this year the event has been expanded from its primarily Scottish roots to include English and Welsh nominees.