Officials - East Midlands

Officials - East Midlands

We would like to thank all officials who regularly give up their time to officiate at events across the East Midlands every week! The hard work and dedication of officials throughout the region is vital for the development of the sport and if it was not for officials volunteering their valuable services it would not be possible to hold the numerous Road Running, Track & Field and Cross Country events that are held across the region each year.

Click here to find out more on our main officiating page.

The East Midlands region works closely with the Midlands Athletics Officials' Association (MAFEO) promoting and encouraging participation in officiating including workshops, social evenings, forums, development days and conferences.

  • For officiating opportunities with Midland Counties (for Leicestershire and Rutland, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire officials) contact Maureen Bullen at or on 0121 308 2257.
  • For officiating opportunities with Northern Counties (for Derbyshire and Lincolnshire officials) contact John Driscoll at

Officials' courses

Your local England Athletics Education Coordinators manage and coordinate a comprehensive programme of Assistant Official and Level 1 courses. If there is demand, you can request a course to be held locally.  UK Athletics (UKA) deliver Level 4 and the Competition Management Award courses.

Record of Experience Forms, Reports and Upgrading

Your completed Official's Record of Experience (RoE) form (also known previously as the Duty Sheet or The Officials' Worksheet) is due on 30th September each year.  The form can be used to record officiating at competition (C), attendance at meetings (M), attendance at training in which you were the learner (L) and training for which you were the tutor (T), and it's much easier to fill it in as you go throughout the year.

In the East Midlands, RoE for Level 3 (previously 2c) officials and upwards should be sent to the MSW Officials' Secretary Barry Parker at (26 Field Drive, Alvaston, Derby. DE24 0HF Tel: 01332 753933).  It would be useful to copy in your COfSec - County Officials' Secretary (listed below).  Upgrading reports are reviewed by the Tri-Regions group which will consider upgradings and nominations for national meetings. 

The East Midlands representatives appointed by the Regional council to the Tri-Regional group are:

  • Field: Liz Pearson
  • Track: Jane Pidgeon
  • Timekeeping: Colin Palmer
  • Starter / Marksman: John Hallatt
  • Photofinish: Ian Anholm

East Midlands County Officials' Secretaries (COfSecs)

Derbyshire: Mike Heffernan 01332 571257
Leicestershire and Rutland: Cherie D'Silva 0116 2713661
Lincolnshire: Janette Dunderdale
Northamptonshire: Graham Curtis 01536 744390
Nottinghamshire: Jean Pacitto

Endurance Officials contacts

Endurance Officials Coordinator Graham Jessop  
Tri-regional endurance secretary: Midlands and SW Paul Ross  
Tri-regional endurance peer groups: East Midlands
Ted Butcher  

Your Endurance COfSec may differ from the Track and Field COfSec - click here for full COfSec listing