News - Yorkshire & Humberside


Yorkshire and Humber Volunteer Awards 2015

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.

Deaf-friendly LiRF course: 12th April

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.

Throws Masterclass: 22nd March

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.

Group Grass Tempo Training Session and coach debrief

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.

Exercise Physiology Workshops: 25th Feb and 25th March

Two Exercise Physiology Workshops will be held to give coaches the opportunity observe a current high level athlete performing a physiological treadmill test to identify a number of variables that can be used to monitor/understand training and performance, e.g. lactate turnpoint and economy.

New marked route launched to get people on the run

A new Greenline fitness route has been launched officially in Bradford with more to follow nationwide. The Greenline route is the first of its kind and has seen England Athletics invest £30,000 into the project which is being carried out in partnership with Bradford Athletics Network, Bradford Council and other Active Bradford Partnership organisations.

Club resources for coaching and officiating courses

Whether you are a club looking to encourage more people to get involved as a coach or an official in 2015, or an organisation that understands the value of having qualified volunteers, we have resources to help you guide people to the right course for them.

A Tribute to Bernard Minnikin

It is with deep regret that Doncaster AC announces the death of one of their senior coaches - Bernard Minnikin, who died peacefully, at home last week. Bernard was one of the original coaches, when the club was at the plant works and moved to the Keepmoat with the rest of the team in January 2007.