South East Regional Council

Council Members

  • Julian Starkey (Chair)
  • Keith May
  • Alun Williams
  • Tom Easten

You can get in touch via southeastchair@englandathletics.org

Chair – Julian Starkey

Julian Starkey

Julian is currently the Chair at Bracknell Athletics Club, a Level 2 Endurance Coach and Level 4 Technical Official. He sits on the committees of the YDL and Berkshire Athletics Association, and is also the England Clubs Rep on the UKMC. His involvement in Athletics started around 1982 when he was persuaded to run the first Glasgow Marathon, he then did the second, moved back to England and joined his local club, Camberley, to meet people. He chopped his distances down to 800m and 400mH and enjoyed competing.

“I moved to Bracknell as I became a home owner competed on the Track and XC before being asked if I wanted to become a starter which I pursued together with some coaching. I helped Bracknell establish a young coach programme, which became part of the EA Gamechanger programme, which has since seen four graduate with Athletics Coach and over 20 with coaching assistant, enabling lots of children to gain their first athletic experience.”

Julian is a part time Civil Servant in the MoD with a background in providing scientific advice and evidence for decision making. He has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Initially qualifying in Mechanical Engineering he also holds a masters degree in Coaching and Behavioural Change, with a dissertation focusing on volunteering.