Northern Athletics held their annual open meeting at Trafford on 14th November. We summarise the meeting report.
An endurance symposium is taking place in Leeds on Saturday 14th November - the day before the Leeds Abbey Dash (which incorporates the England Athletics 10k champs). The Symposium will explore opportunities for coaches and athletes across endurance events. A Steeplechase Development Day will also take place at Lee Valley on 29th November. The day is aimed at licensed coaches on the LCDP and NCDP and licensed coaches who wish to develop their coaching knowledge and skills in the Steeplechase.
The first ever junior athletics club in Northallerton is now literally up and running following the official opening by international athlete Ian Hudspith at an open day last Sunday.
The Northern Athletics' Officials' Association report on this year's annual conference at Cleckheaton and once again enjoyed a day of entertainment and education. Following the Association AGM the membership relived memories of past Olympics before splitting into discipline discussion groups to share and discuss issues raised during the past season.
In Yorkshire and Humber the yearly recognition of the shining beacons of grass roots athletics in the region is made. Officials, coaches, volunteers, run leaders and clubs are nominated for awards in their respected capacities and on the night the winners are announced.
Thousands of primary school children took part in the INEOS GO Run For Fun event in Leeds, cheered on by GO Run For Fun ambassador, Perri Shakes-Drayton, sponsors PwC and campaign mascot Dart.
INEOS GO Run For Fun(r), a campaign to encourage children to run for fun, is celebrating its 55,000th runner in Stockton-on-Tees yesterday. The milestone was reached after over 1,400 primary school children took part in the 120th GO Run For Fun event at Preston Park, supported by Stockton Schools Sports Partnership.
A Deaf Friendly Leadership in Running Fitness (LiRF) Course with 2 interpreters present throughout will take place on Sunday 12th April 2015 at the Spring Hall Athletics Track, Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Reminder: The National Coach Development Programme for Heavy Throws presents a Throws Masterclass at the EIS with Mark Chapman and Gary Herrington. The free workshop is open to all coaches and is a great opportunity to watch Mark and Gary share their expertise.
A Group Grass Tempo Training Session will be taking place at 10am on the University of Leeds Playing Fields, Boddington. The session is for distance athletes of all ages and abilities and all coaches/ run leaders.