NW200 volunteer receives BEM



NEWS has emerged recently that Valerie Crichton, the voice of road racing, has been included in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Valerie is set to receive a British Empire Medal for services to Road Racing in Northern Ireland. Valerie and her husband John play an instrumental role at National and International road races, including the North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix and Armoy, as well as many short-circuit meetings. The dynamic duo helps make up ‘Race Control’ which controls a lot of finer details behind the scenes that go unnoticed. Valerie and her husband John are responsible for communications with race officials and medical personnel, to name a few and the 70-year-old says that she was “shocked” by the news but admitted that she is also “delighted” to be receiving such a prestigious accolade.

“I was obviously delighted but I was surprised at the same time,” Valerie told the Chronicle.

* For full story see today's Coleraine Chronicle which is now in the shops.

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