Channel swimmer Marcus Walmsley scoops Leader Champion Award

Marcus Walmsley, winner of the overall Leader Achiever award and the Brave Heart Hero award at the 2012 Leader Champions Awards.
Marcus Walmsley, winner of the overall Leader Achiever award and the Brave Heart Hero award at the 2012 Leader Champions Awards.

A LOUTH man who swam the English Channel earlier this year scooped the top award at Thursday night’s annual Leader Champions Awards.

The event, held by the Leader at the Brackenborough Hotel, saw nine local heroes take 11 awards away.

But it was Marcus who came out on top.

Don’t miss videos from the event on our website on Friday and Saturday and full coverage in next week’s paper.