Opportunities to meet current, past and future stars of athletics
Throughout the year, British Athletics Supporters Club provides opportunities for members to meet athletes and others involved in the sport we love. The main opportunity is at our Annual Dinner Weekend, held during November.
As well as being able to sit on a table with athlete guests for the Annual Dinner itself, athletes also take part in panel events held during the rest of the weekend.
The Annual Dinner Weekend kicks off with dinner and a guest speaker, with a leading role in the sport, on the Friday evening. Some of our members join in the local Parkrun on the Saturday morning, before optional sessions of interest to members. Our brief Annual General Meeting takes place at lunchtime, with buffet lunch provided for members. Later in the afternoon current and up-and-coming athletes are interviewed in our athlete panel sessions. The highpoint of the weekend is the Annual Dinner, with athlete interviews - usually by the club president, Katharine Merry, and the presentation of our annual awards, including the announcement of our Athlete of the Year. There are more panel sessions on the Sunday morning before members head for home after a great weekend with athletes and other athletics fans!
In addition the club has also arranged both physical and virtual events with athletes, such as with Lord Coe during the 2017 World Championships, Meet and Greet in Glasgow, and more recently zoom calls with athlete panels during lockdown.
By becoming a member of the British Athletics Supporters Club, you can take advantage of these opportunities to meet the athletes and spend time with like-minded athletics fans. Join us now!