Golden girl Jessica Ennis leads the glamour as British athletes celebrate an amazing year at gala dinner

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00:42 GMT, 20 October 2012

With autumn well and truly here, the London Olympics and Paralympics is beginning to feel like a distant memory.

However, on Friday night, we were given a boost to our flagging Olympic spirit as a host of Team GB stars attended the UK Athletics Dinner.

Leading the glamour was gold medal winning heptathlete Jessica Ennis, 26, who showed off her toned legs in a black and pink mini dress.

In the pink: Hepthalete gold medallist Jessica Ennis led the glamour at the UK Athletics Gala Dinner at the Royal Courts of Justice

In the pink: Hepthalete gold medallist Jessica Ennis led the glamour at the UK Athletics Gala Dinner at the Royal Courts of Justice

Honoured: The 26-year-old was named British Olympic Athlete Of the Year this week

Honoured: The 26-year-old was named British Olympic Athlete Of the Year this week

Honoured: The 26-year-old was named British Olympic Athlete Of the Year this week

The 26-year-old, who was named British Olympic Athlete Of The Year this week, joined her contemporaries to mark an amazing year in British athletics.

A host of past and present Olympians attended the black-tie dinner at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand.

Beijing gold and London silver 400 metre athlete Christine Ohuruogu went for an edgy look in a dramatic black dress with accentuated sleeves.

Striking: Christine Ohuruogu wore a dramatic black dress, while newsreader Sophie Raworth wore a floor-length number

Striking: Christine Ohuruogu wore a dramatic black dress, while newsreader Sophie Raworth wore a floor-length number

Striking: Christine Ohuruogu wore a dramatic black dress, while newsreader Sophie Raworth wore a floor-length number

Red alert: Dame Kelly Holmes (left) and hepthathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Red alert: Dame Kelly Holmes (left) and hepthathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Red alert: Dame Kelly Holmes (left) and hepthathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Retired athlete Dame Kelly Holmes went for a striking red dress, with London 2012 heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson also going for the same colour.

Newsreader Sophie Raworth also attended in a glamorous floor-length black gown.

Scottish steeplechase athlete Eilish McColgan showed off her amazing legs in black and white spotty mini dress.

Red carpet: Scottish steeplechase athlete Eilish McColgan (left) and 800 metres athlete Lynsey Sharp (right)

Red carpet: Scottish steeplechase athlete Eilish McColgan (left) and 800 metres athlete Lynsey Sharp (right)

Red carpet: Scottish steeplechase athlete Eilish McColgan (left) and 800 metres athlete Lynsey Sharp (right)

Meanwhile, 800 metres athlete Lynsey Sharp complemented her golden locks with a white and gold shift dress.

Meanwhile, the male athletes in attendance included Dwain Chambers, Lord Sebastian Coe KBE,
Jonathan Edwards CBE, Darren Campbell and Lewis Moody.

The big guys: Lord Coe (left) and former triple jumper Jonathan Edwards CBE

The big guys: Lord Coe (left) and former triple jumper Jonathan Edwards CBE

The big guys: Lord Coe (left) and former triple jumper Jonathan Edwards CBE

Smart: Television pundit and former athlete Darren Campbell (left) and rugby union player Lewis Moody (right)

Smart: Television pundit and former athlete Darren Campbell (left) and rugby union player Lewis Moody (right)

Smart: Television pundit and former athlete Darren Campbell (left) and rugby union player Lewis Moody (right)