East Midlands Regional Council

Council Members

  • Dr David Lodwick (Chair)
  • Peter Fendley
  • Jemma Arbon
  • Jane Pidgeon
  • Debbie Smith
  • Mel Naylor (co-opted)
  • Denise Timmis (co-opted)


Dave Lodwick is the appointed member responsible for clubs in the East Midlands, you can contact him via east-mids-council-clubs@englandathletics.org

Dave is an enthusiastic (albeit undistinguished) competitor over country, fell and road. When not competing he coaches, leads beginner groups, officiates, marshals and volunteers in many areas of grass roots athletics. He is Chair of Roadhoggs Leicester AC, the Leicestershire Running and Athletics Network and a former Chair of the Leicestershire Road Running League. He believes that the voice of the grass roots sport needs to be heard at all levels of the organisation and wants to ensure that all disciplines and all levels of ability are properly represented.


Peter Fendley is the appointed member responsible for coaching in the East Midlands, you can contact him via east-mids-council-coaching@englandathletics.org


Jane Pidgeon is the appointed member responsible for officials in the East Midlands, you can contact her via east-mids-council-officials@englandathletics.org

Jane is a 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 organising and running 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.