About us - East Midlands

About us - East Midlands

These pages cover the local activities of England Athletics in the East Midlands, covering Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Nottinghamshire.

To find out more details you can use the menus on the left hand side to see the work we are doing with and for people like you.

The news and events sections will also tell you more about what is happening near you.

East Midlands contacts

England Athletics’ Club Support Managers work to support the invaluable work of clubs and volunteers. To find out more about our work and priorities please click here.

East Midlands Regional Council

England Athletics has nine Regional Councils. Each has responsibility for representing the volunteer interests of the sport, supporting the staff in their area and giving input into investment. The council is also working towards developing strong links with key partners such as County Athletics Development Groups, Sport England, Private Sector Business and other agencies.

To find out more about the Council Portfolio system please see www.englandathletics.org/council-portfolios.

Dave Lodwick Road Running  lodwick@ntlworld.com  
Dave’s background is in Road and Cross Country Running and he’s a keen racer. He also volunteers as an official when he can; supporting mainly the Leicestershire Primary Schools XC League and other local events. He’s Chair of the Leicestershire Road Running League, vice Chair of Roadhoggs Leicester AC and a member of the Leicestershire 2020 Vision Network committee.       

Jane Pidgeon
Jane is a current member of Notts AC with 35 years’ involvement as an athlete, competing at club, county, regional, national and international level. She is British record holder for her age group in the 2000m steeplechase and has held European and World titles at this event. She has been involved in the organising and running of events in the local area, through Notts AC and the County for many years. Jane has experience as a track, field and endurance official and has undertaken the course to be a level 1 track tutor. She has also been selected to officiate at both the Para World Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships 2017. Jane is interested in improving all aspects of athletics for all involved (athletes, clubs and officials) through good communication and putting people’s views forward.

Jemma Arbon JemmaAlexi@hotmail.com
Jemma is currently participating on the CiRF pathway having been a Run Leader at four varied groups that target a range of participants. Jemma trained as a professional dancer and went on to qualify with a BA (hons}, a Masters and a PGCE in Dance and Physical education. Jemma has worked in schools and club athletics and is most interested in the development of women and young people in running and is aiming to inspire a new wave of runners through her teaching style, positivity, individual achievements and her passion for passing on her knowledge and understanding of running technique. Jemma is also a Mental Health Ambassador for England Athletics and loves being at the grass roots end of athletics and making the connection for new participants to get involved. Jemma is also involved in many other aspects of running; from parkrun, to volunteering for the Sports Team at The National Trust, competing for her club ‘Mansfield Harriers and AC’ and primary aged sport in Nottinghamshire.

Peter Fendley  
Profile to come

Laura Hilliard
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