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UK Athletics

sarah rowell 

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Non Executive Director


  • BSc (hons) in sports science from University of Brighton

  • PhD from University of Brighton

  • Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences


Role at UK Athletics 
Non-Executive Director

Other Commitments:

  • Partner at Wharton Consulting

  • Board member at London Marathon

  • IAAF Road Running Commission member 


Career summary:

Represented GB/England on the road, cross country and mountains between 1983 -1996, including finishing 13th in the 1984 Olympic Marathon and 2nd in the 1985 London Marathon. 

After starting her career at the National Coaching Foundation, Sarah  was Technical Consultant to the English Institute of Sport during its early years.  She  is now a Partner at Wharton Consulting where she specialises in systems and people development, particularly in high performance sport, working with numerous national governing bodies and national sporting agencies.