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UK Athletics Members Council

Lynn Davies



Lynn is currently the President of UKA having been re-elected for a second term of office.He as been involved in sport and education for the past 40 years,as a competitor in the 100 metres, long jump and 4x100m relay events  in three Olympic Games.

He was Technical Director to Canadian athletics from 1972-76. then team manager to the British Athletics Team from 1978-84 including the Moscow and Los Angeles Olympic Games.

He served as a member of the Sports Council for Wales for two terms,and has been a Vice President of the British Olympic Association since 2001.He is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and was made a Fellow of the University in 1993.

 In 2006 he was awarded the CBE having previously received the MBE.      



Vice President

Peter King


England Representative

Leslie Roy


Scotland Representative

Biography coming soon


Carol Anthony


Wales Representative

From October 2012 - biography to follow 

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.


Affiliated Clubs Representative


Keith May


Affiliated Clubs Representative

Keith is retired and apart from athletics his interests include travel, horse racing and playing golf

He is currently the Chairman of the Southern Women’s Track and Field League, and of his Club Horsham Blue Star. Other involvement in the sport includes organising the Sussex County Track & Field Championships as well as the Sussex Under 13 Track & Field League which he set up in 1990. He is a grade 4 timekeeper.

Keith believes that Clubs provide the bedrock for athletics in this country and that support of the Clubs and volunteers within the Clubs is vital for the future of the sport.

Contact email address: kmay@uka.org.uk


Nigel Rowe


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. 


Keith Reed


Coaches Representative

Keith has been involved in Athletics for over 30 years as an athlete, coach, official and administrator.

Based in the South West of England and a level 3 UKA coach for jumps, he coaches junior athletes at his club as well as a road running group and a wheelchair athlete. He also works part time as a self- employed athletics coach in schools across the Plymouth area.

A qualified official on the UK National list for track, and also on the EA regional Council for the South West, he has been club secretary of Erme Valley Harriers for more than 25 years and has a wide experience of athletics administration.

Keith hopes that he can represent the views of all coaches in the UK and work closely with the professional staff in all four home countries. Please feel free to him if you have any issues relating to coaching on kreed@cleeve41.freeserve.co.uk

Wendy Haxell


Officials Representative

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

Wendy qualified as a track judge 42 years ago, but now also works in photo finish.  As a level 4 official she is involved in management roles nationally but still maintains her interest in athletics at all levels including Sportshall and Special Olympics.

She is Tri Regional secretary for the South and also acts as a tutor for UKA.


Athlete Representative

Lord Coe
Lord Coe


Serving as an IAAF Council Member

Lord Coe was a double Olympic champion in an illustrious competitive career on the track.

In 1992 he was elected as Conservative MP for Falmouth and Camborne, and in a successful political career was private secretary to William Hague, the leader of the Conservative Party in opposition between 1997 and 2001.

Coe was also President of the AAA between 2000 and 2004. Then in 2005 leading the project as the bid chairman, the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were awarded to London.

It was a success which saw him awarded the KBE in the 2006 New Year Honours and he is now chairman of the organising Committee.

Roger Simmons


Serving as a Council appointed Member

Roger previously served as a UKA board member holding key roles within the organisation including: Head of Track & Field Policy and Support Team. President of the European Champion Junior Clubs organisation, Chair of the UK Athletics National Officials and Appointments/Upgrading Committee and Chair of the UKA Eligibility Committee. Also a member of the 2012 working group and the UKA member of the British Paralympic Associations..

He has been hugely involved with British and International athletics. He has been Chairman & President of Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, Promotions Officer & Chairman of the British Athletics League, Chairman of South West Athletics, Chair of the 2003 World Athletics Indoor Championships and 2007 European Athletics Indoor Championships Technical Committee's, Founder & Chairman of British Association of Track and Field Leagues, and Chair of UKA Technical Committee.



Off Track Clubs Representative