Lynne collected the award from Toni Minichiello (photo courtesy of England Athletics)

She is very approachable and never too busy to listen and offer you her help. She suffered a nasty fall whilst ensuring all our runners got off to a hassle free start in the Half Marathon in Malaga, but she refused to go back to her hotel, instead she helped later with the relays before packing to come home. You will also see her at all our Championships Officiating in some capacity, obviously not only in our events, but across the whole spectrum of athletics, particularly in the North East.

We were therefore delighted that LYNNE MARR (NE-MAA) was the outright winner of England Athletics Official of the Year Award at their Annual Presentations Awards at the weekend.

From all of us Lynne, you deserved it, we hope you had a great evening – thank you for all your hard work.

Bridget Cushen

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