News - Yorkshire & Humberside


Leeds Recreational Running Forum

England Athletics, Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Sport would like to invite you to an open running forum on the 16th February to discuss how we can get more people active through running from disadvantaged areas of Leeds.

New Year, New Skills

England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer Nick Settle with the support of key local partners have put together a quarterly education programme together for leaders, coaches and officials in the North and West Yorkshire.

Crossgates Harriers - 30 Years and still running

Crossgates Harriers of Leeds who are celebrating 30 years as a club for 2016 recently delivered a beginners' running programme. The progress was amazing and after 8 weeks everybody on the courses reached their goals of either running 5k or 10k without having to stop - and the club gained 20 new full members.

Christmas celebrations at Percy Pud Race

The Percy Pud 10k race is held annually on the first Sunday of December in the Loxley Valley, Sheffield. The race is the biggest independently organised race in South Yorkshire and this year attracted almost 2,100 finishers including runners from Athletics Clubs and Run England Running Groups and supported by a host of volunteers.

Barnsley beginners walking to running in 8 weeks

Run England Group Barnsley Mini Harriers have been holding a free 8-week walk to run course aimed at complete beginners and led by qualified Run Leaders. The course gradually introduces people to running and builds up to taking part in a 5k Locke Park fun run.

Successful pilot workshop in North Yorkshire

A bespoke workshop for newly qualified run leaders was held in Northallerton to give Run Leaders further understanding how to create a successful running group. The session covered promoting sessions, venue selection, setting up of a new group, and how to build a rapport with your group.

Sheffield CIRF Course sees 12 coaches pass final assessment

In March 2015 Emma Hurst, Club and Coach Support Officer for South Yorkshire joined 16 coaches on the Coach in Running Fitness Course that took place in Sheffield. Emma wanted to do the course to get a better understand of how she can support coaches through the qualification.