Alice Young appointed as Board Observer

Alice Young

We are pleased to announce the addition of Alice Young as Board Observer to the Personal Best Foundation Board of Trustees.

Alice is an award-winning broadcast journalist, waking up London and the UK with the news on Heart Breakfast. She is also a speaker, and a keen advocate for the power of movement and sport. Alice has reported on some of the biggest events in recent history, including leading Heart’s news coverage of the King’s Coronation from Buckingham Palace. In 2023 she won National Newsreader of the Year at the Commercial Radio News Awards, and has been named on The Radio Academy’s 30 under 30 list.

Alice starts most weekends at parkrun, either taking part or volunteering at the event, and at junior parkrun. Alice is hugely passionate about the transformational impact of athletics on children and young people and is proud to be joining the brilliant team at the Personal Best Foundation as a Board Observer.

Alice Young said:

"I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Board of Trustees at the Personal Best Foundation as a Board Observer. Running and athletics have had a transformative impact on my physical and mental health and so it’s hugely important to me to unlock those benefits for more children and young people. I am so excited to be joining a Board of such experienced Trustees who I can’t wait to learn from."

Mark Lawrie, Board of Trustee Chair, said:

"We are incredibly excited to welcome Alice as a Board Observer. With her background in broadcasting and passion for youth athletics, we are confident that she will bring a fresh perspective and dynamic energy to our Board of Trustees. Her experience in engaging audiences and advocating for running initiatives will be invaluable as we continue to inspire and empower children through athletics.

The initiative enables both the appointees to learn and understand more about the work of the Board at the same time as the Board benefits from their expertise. I am grateful to Jane Stewart, an existing and experienced Trustee, for agreeing to mentor Alice over the next 12 months."