As we start to get greater clarity on when we can return to live competition, the Executive is starting to move forward with tentative proposals to re-start competitions as soon as regulations and venue owners allow. Unfortunately because of Maurice Doogan’s health, he is unable to be as pro-active as he would normally like to be.
The Executive has therefore asked Kay Reynolds, who is already performing a great job as Assistant Track & Field Secretary, to assume full responsibility as Acting Track & Field Secretary with appropriate authority to organise this years programme and conduct the necessary negotiations to secure appropriate tracks.
I am sure we would all want to wish Maurice a return to good health and Kay every success in her new role.
Kay is predominantly a hurdler and but just as competitive as a multi-eventer and has competed at a high level in all major senior champs trials.
She is still ranked in the top 50 UK seniors, but a serious injury at 43 put pay to her ‘really’ competitive career.
Her impressive list of results can be seen here
Kay still competes on a regular basis and has been working hard as an administrator of the sport for 30 years (including chair of her club Radley) and is involved in County athletics and recently been elected as EA Regional Councillor.
Kay has a wealth of experience as an official and she is a Level 4 field official and L2 timekeeper and has also recently completed the UKA Competition Management Award (CMA) modules.
She is also a Field official course tutor, a L3 sprint and hurdle coach also coaching for Oxford Uni and England Athletics. Kay has previously been on the National Coach development programme (NCDP) and her day job (how does she have time for a day job?!) is in Human Resources, specialising in organisational development.
I think we can all agree that the Track and Field Program is in very safe hands.