News - Yorkshire & Humberside

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England Athletics recognises Y and H regional volunteers

On Friday 10th October volunteers and partners from across the region come together to celebrate their service to the sport at the annual Yorkshire Humber Volunteer Awards. The awards were presented by Emma Hurst, CCSO for South Yorkshire, with Sweatshop Castleford providing some insight into supporting new runners through their runhub community network.

Spencer Duval leads a Steeplechase session in Rotherham

Spencer Duval, Former International Steeplechaser and now Steeplechase Coordinator for England Athletics lead a Flying Coach* Visit at Herringthorpe Stadium, Rotherham. The sessions was attended by 8 Coaches from across South Yorkshire representing Doncaster AC, Rotherham Harriers, Sheffield Running Club Scunthorpe AC. Spencer also welcomed athletes to attend the event with most being new to steeplechase.

Run Leader Workshops support South Yorkshire Run Groups

A Running Technique Workshop for South Yorkshire Run Leaders took place in September that focused on giving leaders tips and drills to encourage correct running form. The workshop was delivered by Accelerate Performance Centre in Sheffield and saw 15 leaders across 6 different Run Groups take part.

Northern Officials' AGM and Conference attendees double on 2013 numbers

The Northern Athletics Officials' Association AGM and Conference took place recently in Yorkshire, supported by England Athletics. Last year, 35 officials attended and this year that figure was almost doubled. Membership was well up too. Southern Officials - you can now book for 16th November SEAOA Conference.

Rotherham to host two flying coach visits

Rotherham Harriers will host two flying coach visits in October that aim to provide coaches the skills and knowledge to support young athletes in triple jump, and the basic principles of steeplechase as well as how to develop athletes in this endurance event.

Strideout stretch their legs

Strideout is a Women's Only Run Group who offers sessions for Strollers right through to more advanced runners. The group is currently expanding and is now offering sessions in Oughtibridge (near Sheffield) as well as a Strideout Kidz for children and parents in nearby Rivelin.

Workshops at the Northern Coaching Conference

This year at the Northern Coaching Conference we want to focus on supporting leaders and coaches to develop their knowledge, practice and skill to move from Good to Great. Coaches can come together and help improve what we do through the sharing of best practice as well as having the opportunity to explore concepts through practical sessions.

South Yorkshire Colleges receive Sportivate Funding to set Girls only run groups up

South Yorkshire FE colleges were invited to apply for sportivate funding by South Yorkshire Sport to support physical activity provision. This round of funding was specifically targeted at girls aged 14-25 who don't currently participate in sport or exercise. Four out of six colleges in the county were successful with securing funding for College Run Groups for October 2014 to March 2015.

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