ATHLETES ARE HONOURED
COMMONWEALTH sprint hurdles champion Lorna Boothe (right), British Athletics para athletics head coach Paula Dunn and five-time Olympic race walker Chris Maddocks were among those recognised in the New Year’s Honours list over the festive period.
Boothe won Commonwealth gold in 1978 and represented Britain at two Olympics before moving into team management and coaching. She received an MBE along with Dunn, who in addition to her current para team role was one of Britain’s leading sprinters in the 1980s and 1990s.
Maddocks, who still holds the UK 50km walk record, earned a BEM for services to athletics along with John Messum, William Russell, Sophia Warner and Mairi Levack, while Roger Blades received an MBE for services to athletics and school sport.
Lorna Boothe (right)