Congratulations to Miriam & Barry Dorrity who were selected to officiate at this years resurrected Athletics World Cup at the London Stadium in July. Miriam had a great day timekeeping, and acting as chief timekeeper, and Barry worked hard track judging, and also thoroughly enjoyed the event. Both Miriam and Barry are working towards their Level 4 timekeeping & track judging qualifications respectively, which will allow them to officiate at national level events, which is a great achievement and requires a lot of travelling around the UK to complete the requirements, but they still find time to come and officiate for the club. They are also regularly involved in Para Athletics events at Stoke Mandeville along with our other track judge Ray Clark. As I type this Miriam & Barry will be enjoying a break in Berlin, watching the European Athletics Championships.
So a huge thank you to all of our officials (including those I haven’t mentioned) for giving up your time to represent our club at local, national and international events, without you our teams could’t compete in all our leagues.
So maybe you’ve had to finally admit that you might not make it as an athlete to the next world championships or even the Olympics, but you could still make it as an official! Please ask if you are interested in becoming an official, a short course (paid for by the club) is all it takes!