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.
Kate Ashley, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and Super Run leader for Sheffield tells us a bit about why she runs and how she became a Run England Run Leader.
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.