Airedale Anaesthetist gets Yorkshire sporting achievement award
Airedale Hospital Anaesthetist Tom Hollins has been given a Yorkshire Society award for his sporting achievement of completing and winning the gruelling 268 mile Montane Spine Race.
The award, presented at the Yorkshire Society annual dinner and awards evening held at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds, was given to Tom in recognition of his win.
Linda Atkins from the Yorkshire Society says:
“This award is for someone who not only is born and bred in Yorkshire but also it’s about a sporting achievement that’s gone above and beyond. When the committee read his nomination, they thought it was incredible and unanimously agreed he should have the award.
The amazing thing is that Tom has said he didn’t even set out to do this type of race. He just started fell walking, that led to fell running and that led to extreme fell racing.”
We are very proud to give him this award as a Yorkshireman. To finish the race in under 100 hours is an achievement in itself but to actually win and beat 3 previous winners is outstanding.”
The Yorkshire Society whose patron is HRH The Duke of York, encourages businesses, charities and individual people from or living in all parts of Yorkshire to join together in promoting the county. Their work includes improving the beauty, attraction and amenities in the variety of villages, towns, historic houses, monuments and not least the countryside throughout Yorkshire.
Tom, who lives in Ilkley, says:
“The whole evening was about celebrating being part of Yorkshire so I’m incredibly proud to be chosen for this award, especially as a person who has lived here all their life and because part of what motivated me to do the race, which covers the entire Pennine Way, was the stunning Yorkshire scenery.”