Biggleswade Athletic Club stalwart David Brown has been appointed as an official for this year’s Anniversary Games at London’s Olympic Stadium.
A talented athlete in his own right, and latterly a massively respected official, David’s efforts are now rewarded on the grandest stage, which played host to London 2012. The Diamond League event on 7 July acts as a curtain-raiser for this year’s World Championships, which take place at the venue in August, and it always attracts many of the world’s best, with last year’s attractions including Usain Bolt, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah.
Of David’s appointment, BAC chairman Damien Pitts said: “He has given up a lot of his free time over quite a few years to provide coaching to our athletes, to organise events on the club’s behalf and to help us to affiliate with other clubs. David deserves this and I really hope he enjoys the opportunity.”
At February’s AGM both David and the club’s officials coordinator Sonia Edwards emphasised the need for more members to start down the path to qualification, in order to ensure smooth running at track events and ensure records set at club-run meetings are ratified. For more information, contact Sonia on firstname.lastname@example.org.