Presidential Profile (01/10/2018)

The 2018/19 Season sees Kay Adcocks undertake the role of League President. We asked her to provide a short profile for the website. Here is her contribution.

"It came as a great surprise to me when I was asked by the Executive Committee to be your president for the 2018/19 season. I am very honoured to accept the position.

My background in the sport of athletics began when I joined Coventry Godiva Harriers at the age of 16. I competed for the Club on the road, cross country and as a high jumper. I was a member of the former Ladies Section Committee for a number of years and was the Clubs' Treasurer for a period of five years in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

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I have been a qualified field events judge for over 30 years and in later years became an endurance official. I was made a Life Member of Coventry Harriers in 2012.

In the 60’s and 70’s I was a regular spectator at Birmingham League Division 1 races. During that time I was privileged to see many of the country’s top athletes using the League events as a good solid grounding, leading them to greater achievements at National and International levels and at the same time being able to enjoy the camaraderie which comes along with racing in team events.

The Birmingham League has provided excellent competition for athletes at all levels for 90 years. Without doubt this has been because of the stirling efforts and commitment of the many officials who have served the League over that time.

It is my hope that as we move into the future the wonderful tradition of the Birmingham League will continue to prosper and hold onto the great legacy left by all those who have been involved in the past.

I am looking forward to attending all divisions of the league in my year as President and I hope that all who take part have an enjoyable season.

Thank you Kay. We will provide details of which venues Kay will be visiting in due course.