Since the inauguration of the Club we had been looking to fill the post of Honorary President but wanted a special person who would represent all that was good about Athletics. Following enquiries and discussions we had in early 2007 we were able to announce in March 2007 that Jason Gardener MBE had agreed to be our HONORARY PRESIDENT. It is worth waiting for the best!

Mendip AC was pleased and very proud that Jason Gardener MBE had agreed to be our Honorary Club President. He is a European, Commonwealth and Olympic medal winner and is a natural role model for any young athlete. His records and achievements are too numerous to mention here, but at the time he agreed to become involved with the club he had recently won his 4th successive gold in the European 60m Indoor Championships. He started his athletic career in much the same way as many of our own junior athletes and remained with his original club, Wessex and Bath AC until it became part of Team Bath AC.

Jason keeps in touch with what’s happening at the club and comes along to events when he can but he’s a very busy person and much in demand!

You can find more about Jason on the following sites: