8th April 2022


UK Athletics is sad to announce the death of Andrew Clatworthy, who passed away peacefully last weekend following several months of illness.

Andrew served the sport for many years as national officials’ co-ordinator and records officer, having previously spent a considerable period as the Southern officials’ secretary. He was also a timekeeper on the national list and an active member of the National Union of Track Statisticians.

Andrew epitomised the very best of UK officiating, devoting his life behind the scenes to ensure that the needs of regional and national competition were fulfilled quietly and efficiently, without ever pushing himself to the fore.

Thousands of officials – not to mention the many athletes, clubs and competition providers – benefited from his care and dedication. Athletics in the UK will miss him dearly.

Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with his family and friends at this sad time.