Adam Beesting has grown up with sight loss very much part of his life. His Dad, the man who has pretty much inspired the running gene in both Adam and his brother and I, has had progressive degeneration of his eyesight. Adam tells his story of becoming a Guide Runner for visually impaired runners.
Rothwell Harriers recently welcomed a group deaf runners down to their running session. The group had been looking for a running session to attend and Carole Clifford from Rothwell Harriers was happy to accommodate the group.
In North and West Yorkshire, your local Club and Coach Support Officer Nick Settle can help support your club in a number of different ways. This can be from funding advice to athlete recruitment. There is similar help all over England.
England Athletics are pleased to announce the latest club, coach and volunteer development workshops in the North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire locality; occurring over the next few months.
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.