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Black History Month

30/09/2020 00:00, In Blog /

UK Athletics will be celebrating Black History Month 2020 by delivering a series of virtual 'Noir Voices' sessions for our athletics family; athletes, coaches, officials, fans, volunteers and athletics workforce.


  • 9 October 2020, 1.30pm – ‘Noir Voices - Born Ready’

Former international Anyika Onuora will be in conversation with Sabrina Pace Humphreys, founder of Black Ultra Runners about her experiences as a black female in ultra-distance running.

  • 13 October, 6pm - ‘Noir Voices – Leading from the Front’

Tunji Akintokun has worked in global technology and professional services organization for over 30 years and is currently a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). He is now a Board member of England Athletics and father of a promising young sprinter, Niah Akintokun.

  • 22 October 2020, 6pm – ‘Noir Voices – On the field of play’

Join us to hear the journey of Zainab Alema a nurse by profession with a passion for rugby who is happens to be black and Muslim. Founder of Studs in the Mud shares her story.

To register, please email with the subject ‘Noir Voices’ and the title. Once your booking has been confirmed further information will be sent to you.