Stuart Hale, one of the Endurance Coaches at Accelerate Performance Centre delivered "How to Structure a Training Plan - 5 easy steps" workshop to a group of Run Leaders from across South Yorkshire. The workshop was a part of a series that aims to provide support to current Run Leaders to enable them to deliver quality run sessions to new runners.
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, 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Malcolm Brown will deliver the opening keynote at the North Coaching Conference on 27th September.
Booking is now available for each of the three England Athletics National Coaching Conferences and an early booking discount is currently available.