Regional Council Elections 2023

Following the conclusion of the nomination process for the 2023 Regional Council elections, we are delighted to confirm that those candidates who submitted nominations in eight of the nine England Athletics regions have been elected to the following Regional Councils. The North West region will be going to a ballot as the number of nominations exceeded the number of available places on this regional council.

East

Successful nominees

  • Tim Cook: Werrington Joggers
  • Liam Hunt: City of Norwich AC
  • Paul Brooks: Luton AC
  • Matthew Dalton: Peterborough & Nene Valley AC

New council

  • Matthew Dalton: Peterborough & Nene Valley AC
  • Liam Hunt: City of Norwich AC
  • Paul Brooks: Luton AC
  • Tim Cook: Werrington Joggers
  • Paul Pickard: Stevenage & North Herts AC
  • Trevor Bunch: Havervill Running Club
  • David Cripps: West Suffolk AC

East Midlands

Successful nominees

  • Adam Henley: Northampton AC

New council

  • Jane Pidgeon: Notts AC
  • Jemma Arbon: Mansfield Harriers
  • Karl Ponty: Derby AC
  • Adam Henley: Northampton AC
  • Denise Timmis: Lincoln Wellington AC

London

Successful nominees

  • Adrian Day: London Heathside
  • Jennifer Lovell: Highgate Harriers
  • Tony Ganio: Belgrave Harriers

New council

  • Adrian Day: London Heathside
  • Jennifer Lovell: Highgate Harriers
  • Tony Ganio: Belgrave Harriers
  • Mark Purser: Blackheath & Bromley Harriers AC
  • Mick Bond: Cambridge Harriers
  • Paul Miller: Hercules Wimbledon

North East

Successful nominees

  • Lynne Cooper: Houghton Harriers & AC
  • Cian Rynne: Durham City Harriers & AC
  • Archie Jenkins: Morpeth AC

New council

  • Janice Kaufman: Gateshead Harriers
  • Russell Dickinson: Newcastle Frontrunners
  • Harry Matthews: Elswick Harriers
  • Kevin Johnson: Gateshead Harriers
  • Lynne Cooper: Houghton Harriers & AC
  • Cian Rynne: Durham City Harriers & AC
  • Archie Jenkins: Morpeth AC

South East

Successful nominees

  • James de Vivenot: Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC

New council

  • James de Vivenot: Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC
  • Stuart Horsewood: Winchester & District AC
  • Kay Reynolds: Radley Athletic Club

South West

Successful nominees

  • Holly Newman: Avon Valley Runners
  • Paul D’Arcy: Yeovil Olymiads AC
  • Brian Baker: Taunton AC
  • John Deaton: Avon AC
  • Charlotte Phillips:Poole Runners
  • Deborah Brooks:Yate & District AC

New council

  • Elliott Prince: Cheltenham & County Harriers
  • Holly Newman: Avon Valley Runners
  • Paul D’Arcy: Yeovil Olymiads AC
  • Brian Baker: Taunton AC
  • John Deaton: Avon AC
  • Charlotte Phillips: Poole Runners
  • Deborah Brooks: Yate & District AC

West Midlands

Successful nominees

  • Stuart Paul: Birchfield Harriers
  • David Ashbourne: Leamington Cycling & Athletic Club
  • Martin Flowers: Wye Valley Runners
  • Margaret Afford: Telford AC

New council

  • Stuart Paul: Birchfield Harriers
  • David Ashbourne: Leamington Cycling & Athletic Club
  • Martin Flowers: Wye Valley Runners
  • Margaret Afford: Telford AC
  • Yasmine Al-Daffary: Halesowen ACC
  • Kevin Oakes: Birmingham Running Athletics & Triathlon Club

Yorkshire & Humberside

Successful nominees

  • Ian Martin: Vale of York Athletic Community
  • Richard Lord: Carleton Running Community

New council

  • Janita Maaranen: 2 Dash
  • Bill Eldridge: East Hull Harriers & AC
  • Becky Penty: York Knaivesmire Harriers
  • Ian Martin: Vale of York Athletic Community
  • Richard Lord: Carleton Running Community

North West

Current Council

  • Clare Mallon: West Cheshire AC
  • Dennis Wall: West Cheshire AC
  • Lucy Evans: Sale Harriers Manchester
  • Shelby Williams: Lions Running Community

New Council

A ballot will commence with five nominees for three positions on the North West Regional Council.


Those regional councils that are not subject to a ballot will recommence duties, in their new guise, over the coming weeks. More information, including meeting dates and confirmation of chairpersons, will follow in due course.

Regional councillors are elected to represent their local athletics and running community. Becoming a regional councillor is both a rewarding and privileged role with the unique opportunity to help shape the sport for the benefit of their clubs and members, both now and in the future. Regional councils provide a vital link between satisfying the specific needs and priorities of their local members and athletics clubs whilst contributing to the overall future health and success of athletics and running as a sport.