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


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)