Nominations for an England Athletics elected Board member close shortly. We would encourage you to consider whether you, or someone you know, would be suitable for nomination.
Chris Thompson rolled back the years to run 28:40.40 in taking a convincing victory and gold at the England 10,000m championships at the Trafford Grand Prix in Manchester at the weekend. The women's race saw a dominant performance from Charlotte Arter who continued her fine recent form in racing to a new lifetime best of 32:37.52.
While the IAAF Diamond League series resumed at the Mller Grand Prix Birmingham and rising stars plus Olympic champions were in action at the Manchester International, there were a number of other top performances across the UK and overseas. This week AW includes results from the BMC Grand Prix in Trafford, Ipswich Twilight 5km, Scottish Age Group Championships and more.
England Athletics require a digital development agency to deliver a fit for purpose Officials' management and deployment system for an initial pilot project. The successful agency should challenge our thinking and ensure that the developed system is customer-focussed, delivering an optimised user journey for our Officials (volunteers).
Entries for the Eastern Athletic Association multi-events (Pentathlon) meeting are now open. The competition comprises the following championships - Eastern, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk plus an open event.
Would your club or group really benefit from involving more officials, or do you know a club in your area that would? Are you unsure where to start to get more people involved? If so putting on an Officials Taster Session, could be a great way of raising awareness of the opportunities available and highlight what a positive experience officiating is!
Burton Athletics Club recently hosted an Officials Taster Session at the club to encourage more parents to get involved. They used the free resources available on our website from Team Personal Best to help them with the day, and following the taster session, hosted a Level 1 Field Course at the club to allow those interested to continue their officiating journey.
Headington Road Runners are one of the clubs who have been taking advantage of England Athletics' Club Run programme. Club Run is our free initiative specifically aimed at supporting road running clubs, offering a free series of practical coaching sessions led by coaches linked to the England Athletics coach development programmes with experience in off-track running. We explain how you can get involved.
We are pleased to announce the team for the Danish contingent at today's Manchester International. Eight teams will contest each event, with compeition between England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ulster, GB Juniors, a Select team, Denmark and a BAL/UKWL combined team.
From up and coming athletes making their mark through to the 2004 Olympic 4 x100 champions digging out their spikes to return to the track there was a superb evening of action at the Manchester International.