Athletics loses stalwart official

We are sad to announce the passing of 82-year-old club and officiating stalwart Betty Downs this week. Betty had been a member of Birchfield Harriers for over 50 years. She went on to become a coach at Birchfield, coaching youngsters. She qualified as an official, a track judge, and was at the top international level for many years.

Exciting opportunities at England athletics for a Non-Executive Director

England Athletics is seeking to strengthen its Board with an exceptional individual who wishes to serve as a Non-Executive Director - with commercial, marketing and communication experience as well as someone who can demonstrate a combination of intellect, personal presence, communication and listening skills, a flexible approach and have the willingness to devote the necessary time.

Could you start a young person or adult's journey into athletics?

A local club and local coach gave Jessica Ennis-Hill the opportunity to learn skills to become a champion. Could you be that person to start an athletes journey and success? Through the WiC (Women in Coaching) programme, England Athletics want to offer a number of women the opportunity to receive 50% towards a coaching qualification.

Strong team ready to take on mountains in Keswick

The 2016 British Athletics World Mountain Running Championships Trial (Incorporating the Mountain Running Senior Home International) takes place on 30th July 2016 in Keswick. This is the 7th Mountain Running Home International and England have been very successful with the men winning the team event 4 times and the women's team winning 4 times.

A weekend set to be full of action for our Senior athletes

The England Athletics AAA and UK CAU Senior and IPC Championships take place this weekend at the Bedford International stadium. With over 700 athletes competing in a full rangle of track and field events including disability events it's set to be a weekend full of action and excitement.

Sunwise eyewear competition

We've teamed with our partner Sunwise(r) to give you a chance to win a pair of EA recommended eyewear ideal for all athletes. Together we're offering one lucky winner a pair of Waterloo Chrome performance sunglasses.

Happy Birthday to Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club!

Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club recently held their 40th anniversary birthday celebrations at Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club. A large majority of current members turned up to participate in a mixture of games and reminiscing about past glories. In his role as England Athletics Ambassador, long jumper JJ Jegede joined in during the afternoon answering questions.

Athletics Weekly's latest weekly round-up

While all eyes were on the Mller Anniversary Games, and the IAAF World U20 Championships, there was plenty of other top action this past week. Jason Cherriman and Sharon Barlow win the Great Yorkshire Run 10k in Harrogate, while Sarah McDonald and Andy Baddeley are among winners at BMC meet in Oxford.