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NOMINATIONS OPEN: Graham Taylor Cup still being presented despite Abbots Langley Tough Ten cancellation

 Published on: 25th August 2020   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

While the famous Abbots Langley Tough Ten race cannot take place this October, organisers still want to present the Graham Taylor Community Cup to a deserving recipient.

The Tough Ten run was cancelled recently due to COVID-19, meaning it won’t take place for the first time in 38 years.

Despite this, the Tough Ten team are keen to give out the community cup, which is named after former team member, Graham Taylor.   

A spokesperson explained: “When Graham Taylor passed away in January 2017, the Tough Ten lost a member of its ‘family’. 

Always a great believer in community team effort, Graham supported the October Sunday morning run with a passion and hoped that the event would continue for many years.  

“In 2017, for one year only, the race was renamed the Graham Taylor Tough Ten, in his honour with special medals struck. Two other friends of the race, and long-time Watford FC supporters, Ralph and Melanie Henley, also donated a cup to be presented annually in his memory.  

“The Graham Taylor Community Cup has been awarded over the last three years to a person, team or business that the committee believes has shown unparalleled support to the local community.”

The committee is asking members of the public to propose a deserving recipient of the Graham Taylor Cup 2020, to be emailed to alttrun@gmail.com along with reasons for the nomination.

The committee hopes to present the cup to this year’s winner on Sunday, October 4.

Plans are already under way for next year’s event due to take place on Sunday, October 3, 2021.  

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