Keel Square wins second award

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KEEL SQUARE, the home of the start and finish areas of the 2016 Siglion Sunderland City Half Marathon and 10k, has won a second award.

Having already received an award in the Northumbria In Bloom awards where judges commented on the “fabulous effect” created by the landscaping, the regeneration work also caught the eye of the Northern Design Awards.

Keel Square has now been voted the Best Public Open Space.

Organisor Steve Cram comments:

“The work done to regenerate the City has been outstanding. Keel Square will provide a stunning backdrop to our Start and Finish areas. We look forward to welcoming runners, spectators and visitors on May 1st”

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DS Media + Events is the brainchild of Steve Cram, who heads a team who have extensive experience in event organisation, delivery and marketing of major sporting events, as well as broadcasting and the media. Steve, former international athlete, World Record holder and Olympic medallist is also director of Extra Mile, which has acted as consultant to numerous major running events such as the Bristol Half Marathon, Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All and has organised the elite road races at the Middlesbrough 10K.