About us - East Midlands

About us - East Midlands

These pages cover the local activities of England Athletics in the East Midlands, covering Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire & Nottinghamshire.

To find out more details you can use the menus on the left hand side to see the work we are doing with and for people like you.

The news and events sections will also tell you more about what is happening near you.

East Midlands 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.

East Midlands Regional Council

England Athletics has nine Regional Councils. Each has responsibility for representing the volunteer interests of the sport, supporting the staff in their area and giving input into investment. The council is also working towards developing strong links with key partners such as County Athletics Development Groups, Sport England, Private Sector Business and other agencies.

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

Dave Lodwick (Chair) Clubs portfolio  lodwick@ntlworld.com  
Dave is an enthusiastic (albeit undistinguished) competitor over country, fell and road. When not competing he coaches, leads beginner groups, officiates, marshals and volunteers in many areas of grassroots athletics. For example, he is Chair of Roadhoggs Leicester AC, the Leicestershire Running and Athletics Network and a former Chair of the Leicestershire Road Running League. He believes that the voice of the grassroots sport needs to be heard at all levels of the organisation and wants to ensure that all disciplines and all levels of ability are properly represented.   

Jane Pidgeon   Officials portfolio
Jane is a current member of Notts AC with 35 years’ involvement as an athlete, competing at club, county, regional, national and international level. She is British record holder for her age group in the 2000m steeplechase and has held European and World titles at this event. She has been involved in the organising and running of events in the local area, through Notts AC and the County for many years. Jane has experience as a track, field and endurance official and has undertaken the course to be a level 1 track tutor. She officiated at both the Para World Athletics Championships and the IAAF World Championships 2017. Jane is interested in improving all aspects of athletics for all involved (athletes, clubs and officials) through good communication and putting people’s views forward.

Peter Fendley  Coaching portfolio
Profile to come

Jemma Arbon JemmaAlexi@hotmail.com
Jemma is currently a CiRF and Assistant Coach, having been a Run Leader at four varied groups that target a range of participants. Jemma trained as a professional dancer and went on to qualify with a BA (hons}, a Masters and a PGCE in Dance and Physical education. Jemma has worked in schools and club athletics and is most interested in the development of women and young people in Athletics. Jemma is also a Mental Health Ambassador for England Athletics and loves being at the grass roots end of athletics and making the connection for new participants to get involved. Jemma is also involved in many other aspects of running; from parkrun, to volunteering for the Sports Team at The National Trust, competing for her club ‘Mansfield Harriers and AC’ and primary aged sport in Nottinghamshire.

Laura Hilliard
Laura is a recent graduate of Loughborough University actively involved with all athletics taking place at the University, not only through training but volunteering and working on all events hosted by the University, including previously managing the Loughborough International and European Athletics Permitting Meetings.  For a number of years Laura has worked for the results service provider at the British Championships and volunteered in the British Athletics Events Team at Diamond Leagues. She also works in the Elite Athlete Team at the Great Run Company on the Great City Games and Great Run events.  Laura has recently temporarily relocated to London to work on the 2017 Word Para Athletics and IAAF World Championships and is training with Victoria Park and Tower Hamlets Athletics Club.  Laura has a huge passion for showcasing athletics on multiple platforms, from world class events to grass roots, and to a variety of audience from the passionate to those who are new to the sport.


Attendee: Lijana Kaziow