East Midlands Regional Council

Council Members

  • Jane Pidgeon (Chair, Officials)
  • Jemma Arbon
  • Tim Caldwell
  • Peter Fendley (Coaching)
  • Karl Ponty
  • Debbie Smith
  • Denise Timmis

Jane Pidgeon

Regional Council member 2021: Jane PidgeonJane is a life member of Notts AC with almost 40 years’ involvement as an athlete, competing at club, County, Regional, National and International level as a master’s athlete. She has been involved in organising and running events in the local area, through Notts AC, the County and Midlands for many years.

Jane is experienced as a track, field, photo finish and endurance official and a level 1 track tutor. She has officiated at the World Championships and is also a mentor to aspiring upcoming officials, and the County Secretary (COfSec) for officials. Jane is interested in improving all aspects of athletics for all involved (athletes, clubs, coaches and officials) from grass roots upwards.

Tim Caldwell

Regional Council member 2021: Tim CaldwellTim is a keen runner and passionate and enthusiastic running coach and PT. He is a member of Long Eaton Running Club and loves a good race! Tim has always been an avid sportsman and wants to help encourage and support as many people into athletics as possible. Tim is a primary teacher too, with over 15 years’ experience in education in a variety of roles from teacher to senior leader to governor. With athletics changing Tim’s life for the better, he is keen to play his part in helping to shape the future success and growth of athletics in this country.

Denise Timmis

Regional Council member 2021: Denise TimmisDenise is a member of Lincoln Wellington AC with over 45 years’ experience at the Club in her role of chairperson, coach and athlete. She regularly competes at Masters level, nationally and internationally, both in the sprints and long jump and has medalled in these events. She is a senior sprints coach and coaches athletes ranging from Juniors to Masters. She is interested in improving all aspects of athletics for all athletes, officials, coaches from the Lincolnshire Region and beyond. Denise’s decision to join the Regional Council was to try to be a voice between the Lincolnshire clubs and England Athletics.