Becoming a coach or leader is a great way of enjoying athletics and running. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or are inspired by seeing how coaches have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer.
With more than 800 parks, woodlands and green spaces, Sheffield is already well known as the perfect place to walk, jog or run. Now getting out and about on the city's trails has been made even easier, with the launch of signposted run routes at seven new locations. This is the second phase of the Run Route initiative, funded by England Athletics.
County championships will be taking place across England this summer. The vast majority of events will be happening in May with some counties also arranging additional events to take place at other times.
A young cross country runner gave up his chance of winning to help his friend who collapsed with bad stitch during a Primary Cross Country race in Grimsby. He turned back from the nearby finish line, picked up his friend and helped him to the finishing line.
There are lots of coaching and officiating courses taking place in your local area - take a look at the Your Area page and select COURSES from the menu. A number of coaching courses taking place this month still have spaces remaining - see what takes your interest!
On Thursday evening in Bradford Eccleshill Road Runners hosted an athletics and running nutrition workshop organised by England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer, Nick Settle. The workshop attracted a considerable number of coaches and run leaders.
The first 2017 issue of the North West Yorkshire coaching Newsletter has now been published and is available for download.
Do you want to take part in the first Leading Athletics course of 2017? We still have a couple of spaces left on the Leading Athletics 3 hour course being held at Gateshead College Academy of Sport (next to Gateshead International Stadium) this Saturday 15th January.
The Coaching Assistant course being held at Shildon, County Durham on 3-4 December has a number of spaces available and will go ahead - but we would love to fill the last few places, at this venue with great facilities, it is the final course of 2016!
Just twelve short months after its official formation, the rapidly expanding Allerton Junior Athletics Club (AJAC) celebrated its inaugural presentation night last weekend when British athlete Aly Dixon was guest of honour after her recent return from the Olympics.