Liverpool Primary Schools

Athletics Association

Zoe Tynan Spirit of Running Award 2018

In 2016, the city of Liverpool lost one of its shining stars. Zoe Tynan was an established international footballer but before she channelled her talents into one sport she had graced Primary School Cross Country and Athletics with her spirit.
Zoe was a vibrant, generous and fun loving girl who always knew how to motivate those around her. Her positive attitude and cheerful disposition brought life and energy to her running and she was a dedicated athlete. However, she also personally aspired to get those around her active and involved. She loved to run and to race but was never too big to help others.
She was a team runner, making the individual aspect of the sport supplementary to the efforts, success and enjoyment of her colleagues and team mates. In doing her best to encourage all those around her, Zoe touched many people’s hearts.
To honour the spirit of Zoe Tynan we inaugurated an award to recognise similar children who lead others by example and encouragement. The first winner of the Award was Isaac Back from Gilmour. Isaac was a dedicated runner, but was also a role model and motivator to the rest of the pupils in his team. Therefore, this award is about more than being your best runner which is why you are being given until the end of term to look at your cross country runners in training as well as in competition.
If you wish to nominate one of your pupils, who you feel exemplify Zoe Tynan’s Spirit of Running, please complete the application in the Letters and Forms Section.
The closing date for applications is Monday 18th December 2017 and the presentation will be made at the final League race on Tuesday 27th February 2018.