2016 is a monumental year for the Pudsey Pacers as the club turns the ripe old age of 25. The impact the Pudsey Pacers make on the health and wellbeing of hundreds of people both directly through running and indirectly through raising much needed charity funds at their annual Pudsey 10k, is commendable to say the least.
A new ten week Walk to Run programme is being introduced in both Whitby and Scarborough by the Active Coast Country Community Sports Activators. The sessions are suitable for all participants and the group will achieve together no matter what your fitness level is, with the social aspect key to this activity.
After the success of January to March coach education programme, England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer Nick Settle has put together more exciting workshop for the next quarter (April-June) in the North and West Yorkshire.
Sheffield is to benefit from one of the largest installations of running routes in England thanks to a new city-wide partnership which has secured over £100k funding from England Athletics. The first phase of this trailblazing project will be completed in April, with eleven new run routes marked across seven locations in The Outdoor City.
Over 20 runners from Leeds and West Yorkshire have trained up as visually impaired (VI) guide runners. There was a great mix of different organisations including affiliated England Athletics clubs, Run England groups and charities.
England Athletics and West Yorkshire Sport have six bursaries available to female coaches in the West Yorkshire area who are keen to develop themselves further within event group coaching. Each of the six bursaries on offer is worth £175 towards an Athletic Coach award for keen and committed female coaches.
Malcolm Fletcher, a long-serving volunteer from Barnsley and 2015 winner of England Athletics Official of the Year has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to athletics in the local community. He received his award at the Torch Trophy Trust Awards ceremony presented by HRH the Prince of Kent.
Wendy Duggan is an experienced Run Leader and decided to sign up to the Coach in Running Fitness Course last year as she wanted to be able to offer coached sessions to club members alongside led runs. During International Women's week , Wendy will be delivering her normal club sessions and has kindly opened the session up for Run Leaders and potential coaches to observe, take part and ask questions.
City of York Council Sport and Active Leisure in partnership England Athletics are launching an number of new Walk 2 Jog sessions in different locations across the city.
England Athletics, Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Sport would like to invite you to an open running forum on the 16th February to discuss how we can get more people active through running from disadvantaged areas of Leeds.