Hall of Fame Inductees Announced for 2019 – tickets on sale for Awards Night!
England Athletics is delighted to announce the names of the individuals who will be inducted into this year’s Hall of Fame. The inductee list for 2019 is a star-studded line-up of popular names who have rightly claimed their place amongst the legends of athletics and running.
You can join us, and a number of our inductees, as we celebrate at the Hall of Fame and National Volunteer Awards Night 2019 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole (NEC) on Saturday 12 October. To purchase tickets for the evening dinner and awards presentations, hosted by Katharine Merry and in association with Track & Field Tours, visit our event web page. (Deadline for ticket orders is 23:00 on Sunday 6 October 2019).
This year, the England Athletics Hall of Fame will honour the following eight greats who have made outstanding contributions to our sport:
Christine Ohuruogu: The first British woman to win a global 400m title, her array of medals and achievements include becoming a double World 400m champion, Olympic and Commonwealth 400m gold medallist as well as World Indoor and European Indoor 4x400m champion.
Phillips Idowu: One of the greatest British triple jumpers of all-time who was crowned World, World Indoor, European Indoor and Commonwealth champion as well as breaking Jonathan Edwards’ UK indoor record with a jump of 17.75.
Kelly Sotherton: Multi-event specialist who achieved a Commonwealth Games heptathlon gold medal as well as silver medal success in World Indoor and European Indoor pentathlon and three Olympic bronze medals across heptathlon and 4x400m.
Paul Dickenson: Athlete turned much-loved BBC commentator who competed in the hammer throw at two Olympic Games, was a UK record holder, and has since coached a number of talented young hammer throwers including Jake Norris, Taylor Campbell and Bayley Campbell.
Jenny Archer: Best known as the coach of Paralympian David Weir, and founder of the Weir Archer Academy, whose successes as a coach include a multitude of London Marathon victories and Paralympic, IPC European Championship, IPC World Championship and Commonwealth medals.
Robbie Brightwell: A former British 400m record holder who achieved a 1962 European 400m gold medal added to Olympic and European silver in the 4x400m and Commonwealth silver in the 440y and 4x400y relay. Remembered for his heroic anchor leg to claim the 1964 Olympic 4x400m silver medal.
Mark Rowland: Britain’s only Olympic medal-winning steeplechaser in more recent history, winning bronze at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games in a remarkable 8:07.96. More than 30 years later, only five Europeans have bettered that 3000m steeplechase time and so far in the 21st Century no Briton has run inside 8:20.
Willie Applegarth: Nicknamed ‘The Guisborough Flyer’, a sprint legend of the early 1900s who won 1912 Olympic gold in the 4x100m and bronze in the 200m, and who achieved numerous World and British records.
Join us for what promises to be a fantastic night – visit the event web page for more information or to buy tickets for the Hall of Fame and National Volunteer Awards 2019.