1st June 2018

Volunteer Case Study: David Brown CBE

Volunteers’ Week takes place each year from 1st-7th June and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.

UK Athletics is committed to providing equal opportunities to our volunteers and Volunteers’ Week gives us the chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution our volunteers make towards making our athletics events amazing every year.

This year, Volunteers’ Week is about volunteering for all – celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways. To mark the occasion, we are showcasing some of our volunteers in athletics.

David Brown CBE


Where are you based?

How long have you been officiating?
26 years

What do you do aside from officiating?
I’m the President of Sale Harriers Manchester and have four Grandsons who keep me busy. I also enjoy photography. I am also the Welfare Officer for UK Athletics.

Who or what inspired you to become an official in athletics?
A guy called Peter Beevers at Sale talked me into helping start at races it just went on from there.

What major athletics events have you officiated at?

Manchester Great City Games since inception, Olympic Games and Paralympics 2012, Commonwealth Games 2002 and 2014, Para World Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships 2017,, World Indoor Athletics 2018, 2x World half Marathon.