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. We have also provided contact details for other people involved in the sport in the region to help you to make contact with them where this is appropriate.

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

The team in your area:

Midlands and South West Area Manager

Club & Coach Support Officers and Activators

Other staff

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.

Mark Wall  Chair, Coaching, Counties, Competition marnwal@hotmail.com 
Mark is a teacher and Education consultant. a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA), Member of the Royal Economics society and Australian college of Educators (MACE).  He is also a member of the world governing body for athletics statisticians (ATFS) and a graduate of the National coach Development Program (NCDP). coaching athletes from Internationals to the inexperienced.  Mark is a former County Chairman and has been involved in the sport at an administrative and governance level from Club to National level both in Australia and the UK over the last 40 years. He is England Athletics' Volunteer of the Year 2014 and sits on the EA Membership Process and Consultation Advisory and UKA Competition Strategy groups. Mark is a qualified Track, Endurance and Race walk official and Race Adjudicator. He also had some success as an athlete from local to international competition and is currently working on a range of projects to elevate thinking and activity in Race walking both via social media and on the ground.

Barry Parker  Officials bparker@athletics47.fsnet.co.uk
Barry has been a member of East Midlands Council since 2006. He holds the portfolio for Technical Officials. He is a Level 3 Track Judge and Endurance Official, and Level 2 Track Judge and Endurance Tutor as well as being Midlands & South West Officials Secretary (T&F). Barry is also Derbyshire Athletics Treasurer and Championship (Cross Country & Track and Field) Secretary. He is a member of National Council with Officials portfolio and Chair of the National Officials Forum.

Dave Lisgo   Endurance/Road Running mwcdg_david@hotmail.co.uk
The Portfolio holder for Endurance, David competed as a county standard middle distance runner with Gateshead Harriers before moving to Mansfield Harriers. He also competed at national standard in Orienteering.  As a level 2 coach David coaches at Nottingham University and tutors on coach education courses for England Athletics.
He is secretary of Nottinghamshire AAA and Network Coordinator of Nottinghamshire Athletics Network.

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.                  

Peter Fendley  

Laura Hilliard