About us - Yorkshire and Humberside

About us - Yorkshire and Humberside

These pages cover the local activities of England Athletics in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Yorks & Humber contacts

England Athletics’ Club Support Managers work to support the invaluable work of clubs and volunteers. To find out more about our work and priorities please click here.

Yorks & Humberside Regional Council

The regional council co-ordinates the interests and activities of the voluntary sector within athletics in order to develop all disciplines of the sport. They represent the interests of the voluntary sector and provide leadership whilst co-ordinating interaction between volunteer and professional groups to further the sport within the region.

To find out more about the Council Portfolio system please see www.englandathletics.org/council-portfolios.

Moira Gallagher (Chair)
Profile to come

Edwin Bellamy  ebellath@aol.com

Tim Cock  Tim_cock@hotmail.com
Tim started running at 40, becoming a member of Stroud AC then moved North to Leeds City AC and is now at Holmfirth Harriers AC.  He has served on all 3 management committees and is Chairman of Yorkshire Veterans' AA and West Yorkshire Management Group.  He is qualified as a level 2 endurance official and still a very active runner at 71.  Tim says, "Athletics has given me a lot, so I have no problem giving a lot back in service."

Gordon Agar
Gordon has over 35 years in administration of the sport and 30 years as Yorkshire men’s team selector.  In addition he has been North of England AAA standards secretary for 15 years, West Yorkshire T & F secretary over 25 years and is West Yorkshire cross country secretary.  He is a member of the northern counties executive committee.  He is currently a Level 3 performance & development coach, plus officiates as a starter, marksman and field judge.  He was Head coach endurance for ESAPLD in the 90s.

John Curry
John's interest in running began 35 years ago on joining a fitness night class which lead to membership of Beverley Athletic Club, then subsequently being on the Club Committee. Through running with the club over the next 25 years he took part in countless events including 18 marathons worldwide. At 70 his running is now limited to parkruns.
In 1999 John became involved with the Humber Bridge Half Marathon and Fun Run which is organised by the Rotary Club of Hull. In 2002 as a Rotarian he was appointed as CommitteeChair/race director, posts he still holds. John also supports the organisers of the Hull Marathon.

Dave Paver 
Dave is a member of City of York AC. He was/  is a competitor (formerly, though still try slowly!) in Road, Cross Country, and the Northern Track & Field  League. He is an Official across all disciplines of Track & Field. He officiates at a full range of events. At Track & Field this is at all levels from local to UK Championships, at Cross Country locally including at the Yorkshire & Northern Championships. At Road events this mainly is his role as York Millennium Bridge Race co-organiser. David is Secretary of North Yorkshire Schools Athletics. He is Team Manager and fulfills other roles for North Yorkshire Sportshall Athletics teams and the Team Manager for the Yorkshire and Humebrside London Mini Marathon team. David is a Member of England Eligibility Committee, dealing with Club Transfers and Eligibility Rules. This gives David contact with the England Athletics Registration Scheme. 

Janita Maaranan
Janita has always been a sports enthusiast. Following the opportunity to volunteer for London 2012 Ceremonies and her daughter wanting to start athletics due to Jessica Ennis’s success; Janita got involved in athletics coaching and competing herself. She wanted to be the one ‘Inspiring Generations’.
She has been now involved in various athletics roles from volunteering, coaching to club committee roles and as an athlete participating running races from cross country up to a marathon. Most recently she has become the chairperson for 2DASH club. She is keen on helping more people getting involved in the sport and to nurture club collaboration and athletics development within the region.

William Eldridge
Profile to come


Other contacts

Your regional council contacts for Fell Running are Tim Cock and Sue Becconsall:

  • Tim Cock  tim_cock@hotmail.com 01484 689618
  • Sue Becconsall  suebecconsall@btinternet.com  01422 884623