Denise Lewis just became President of UK Athletics, and Hannah England is the new VP. Stuart Weir writes about the significance of

a time when UK Athletics was experiencing a financial nightmare. Denise Lewis and Hannah England both have much experience with media, so that could help.

UK Athletics is one of the most important federations in our global sport. Stuart Weir, senior writer for RunBlogRun in Europe, and provides, 

For the readers of RunBlogRun, the context of this most complicated time.  

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President of UK Athletics 

Denise Lewis has been elected President of UK Athletics, and Hannah England Vice-President in a recent vote by the members.

Denise Lewis is new UK President, photos by SJA

The highlight of Heptathlete Lewis’ career was the 2000 Olympic gold medal.  She also won Olympic bronze, two World Championship silvers, two Commonwealth golds, and a European gold (1994-2000).  Since retiring, she has worked in Television and media.

Hannah England was second and fourth in the World Championship 1500m (2011 and 2013). She is a regular announcer/commentator at track and field meets around the world.

Denise Lewis, UK President, photo by SJA

The role of President is largely ambassadorial and should not be confused with the post of the Chairman – currently held by Ian Beattie – who chairs the Board.

The appointment to two former elite athletes to important positions is to be welcomed.