25 Mar Jean Pickering: 1929-2013

Jean Pickering MBE, the 1954 European long jump champion, Olympic sprint relay medallist and widow of the legendary athletics coach and commentator Ron, has died aged 83.

Often described as the fairy godmother of British athletics, Jean had been involved with track and field for more than 60 years, first as a long jumper, hurdler and sprinter, and later as a fund-raiser who was made an MBE in 2010 for services to athletics and her charity work.

Full Article from Athletics Weekly HERE