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UK Athletics Members Council

Jason Gardener

JASON GARDENER MBE  

President

Jason is currently the President of UKA having been elected at the AGM in December 2015.  Born in Bath, Somerset started his career at the World Junior Championships in 1994, where he was placed second in the individual 100m and bettered this to take his first gold medal as part of the 4x100m relay team.  In 1999 he took bronze at the World indoors in the 60m, breaking the British record, and later that year saw him run 9.98s breaking the 10 second barrier for the first time in the 100m. He was also part of the national record breaking 4x100m relay team along with Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, and Dwain Chambers that they set in Seville, Spain running 37.73 seconds.

Jason competed for City of Bath AC and Wessex and Bath AC during his career. 

In 2005 he was awarded the MBE.

Qualifications:

BSC Hons Media & Sociology at Bath Spa University (2003)

Other Commitments:

Co-Owner of Team Super Schools

Sports Consultant for Youth Sports Trust, Red Bull and United Learning Trust.  UKA Representative on the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Occasional athletics presenter for Eurosport, Channel Four & BBC

Career summary:

Olympic Champion 4x100m 2004

World Champion Indoor 60m 2004

European Champion Indoor 60m 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007

Commonwealth Games Champion 4x100m 2002

GB Athletics Men's Team Captain and England Men's Team Captain Commonwealth Games 2002 

 


Donna Fraser

DONNA FRASER

Vice President

Donna was elected as Vice President of UKA in December 2015. The four-time Olympian was fourth over 400m at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 and captained the British team at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

An avid Croydon Harrier club athlete, Fraser has an enviable reputation amongst the athletics community from grass roots right through to elite level.


Myra Nimmo

Myra Nimmo 

England Representative

Myra has been the Chair of England Athletics since 2016.

Professor Nimmo is an academic whose research work has focused on exercise physiology with populations as wide as obese adults to elite athletes. Her career, although always in Higher Education has always involved sport, serving on numerous bodies including the UK Sports Council. She also led, with colleagues across the country, the development of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, based in the Midlands, London and Sheffield.

Professor Nimmo is a former international athlete in both 100m hurdles and long jump having competed in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and 1974 Commonwealth Games. She is the former Scottish National long jump record holder with a mark of 6.43 set in 1973.


Ian Beattie

Ian Beattie

Scotland Representative

Ian Beattie is a Chartered Accountant. He is Chief Operating Officer of Lindsays Solicitors and Chair of Scottish Athletics. Currently a member of Harmeny Athletic Club, Ian has previously been a member of Portobello, Strathearn Harriers, Central AC and Troon Tortoises, serving on the committee of most of those clubs. 

He is Race Director of the West Highland Way Race, having completed the event eight times, and has completed more than 100 marathons and 100 half marathons, with PBs of 2.56 and 1.17 respectively.


Carol Anthony

CAROL ANTHONY

Wales Representative

Carol is the Chair of Welsh Athletics and has been a member of the Board since 2007. Her career has spanned both business and education.

She has held senior business management posts in multi-national companies in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

A former teacher and lecturer in Physical Education and Sports Science, Carol also held senior management posts in both the secondary and tertiary sectors of education.

On the sporting front she represented Wales, at senior level, in Netball as a player, coach, umpire, and team manager. She has attended two World Tournaments as a player and Team Manager respectively and

She was Welsh National Coach for Under 21 and Under 18 Welsh squads and Wales Colleges squads.

Carol was formally Chair of Welsh Netball, a member of the national talent identification and selection panel and a member of the Netball Europe Management Committee.


Roy Corry

ROY CORRY

Northern Ireland Representative

Roy Corry has been involved in Athletics in Northern Ireland for the past 50 years. He is currently president and an active member of Willowfield Temperance Harriers (formed 1898).

Roy has also been Honorary Treasurer of Athletics Northern Ireland since 1995, and is a management board member.

He is a semi retired Chartered Managerment Accountant and was also Branch President - his personal hobbies include cycling, rugby and music.


Anthony Clements

Tony Clements

Celtic Nations Clubs Representative 

Tony is the Secretary of Swansea Harriers, where he also helps with coaching in the junior section. He is a West Wales Regional Council representative on the Welsh Athletics General Council and more recently joined the Governance Sub-Committee of Welsh Athletics’ Board.

A retired local government Director of Social Services and Housing, Tony has been an active sportsperson all his life, enjoying rugby (when much younger), road running, swimming and more latterly walking.

Tony’s role on the UKMC provides a real opportunity for a specific Celtic nations and grassroots perspective, and would welcome any contact and views from track and field club members throughout Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.


Mike Harris

MIKE HARRIS

Clubs Representative

He believe club athletics is the soul of the sport.

In his many roles he has championed club athletics as the base from which all athletes, coaches & officials can develop as far as they wish.

Club competition in modern-day athletics is still highly relevant but it needs to change and I am determined to do whatever I can to ensure all athletes can participate in meaningful competitions whatever their age or performance level.

Current

Trafford AC: Secretary, UK League Team Manager, Grand Prix Organiser and Level 4 Coach ( Distance )/Level 2 Coach (Pole Vault)

EA North West Regional Council member (Since 2011)

UK Women`s League: Rules Secretary

Announcer/Commentator: BMC National Grand Prix, England Athletics Age Group Champs

Greater Manchester AA Committee Member

Recent

UK Members Council: Coaches Representative - 2008 – 14

England Athletics Board: NED representing National Council - 2014 – 17

EA North West Regional Council Chair - 2014 – 17

EA Performance Advisory Group Chair - 2014 – 17 ( still a member )

BMC Race Organiser - Late 1980s – early 2000s

Greater Manchester AA: Champs Secretary - 2010 – 14


Nigel Rowe

NIGEL ROWE

Representative of Road Runners

Nigel has been involved in road running for over 20 years as organiser, participant and official and is also a Non Executive Director of England Athletics.

He represents England Athletics on the runbritain Technical Group, having an input into annual standards, road race handbook and race director course revision.

He has previous held the post of South-West Regional Chair for England Athletics from its inception and is the Chair of the Regional Panel for Licensing in the South West.

Nigel welcomes any points that members would like him to raise on their behalf not only on road running issues but cross country, trail, fell or multi terrain. 


TONI MINICHIELLO

Senior Coaches Representative 

Wendy Haxell

WENDY HAXELL  

Officials Representative

Retired school teacher. Interests include reading, scrabble, WI, music, cooking, travel and U3A.

Wendy qualified as a track judge 46 years ago, but now also works in photo finish. She is involved in management roles nationally but still maintains her interest in athletics at all levels including Sportshall and Special Olympics.

She acts as a tutor for UKA.


Hannah England 

Athlete Representative




Off Track Clubs Representative