England Athletics News

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Run! The Station

Thursday 17th July saw the start of a series of taster sessions to get 14-19 year olds running in Bristol. Run! City Bristol has teamed up with The Creative Youth Network to develop Bristol's very own Running Crew.

National Coaching Conferences 2014 - online booking open

Online booking is now available for our 2014 National Coaching Conferences. The three regionally based events have become an extremely popular launch to our winter coach development programme and this year's conferences with the theme "from good to great" will help club coaches to consider the steps they need to take to move from a good coach to a great coach, in order to better support their athletes.

Flying Coach Visit for Wheelchair Racing in Kent

5 coaches from across the Kent and Medway Athletics Network attended an introduction to Disability Athletics and Wheelchair Racing at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford. The workshop was led by Nicole Evans who until recently worked as an Athletics Activator for England Athletics in London. She has competed in wheelchair racing distances of 100m up to 3 miles and came 7th in the Mini London Marathon in 2004.

Latest coaching resources at uCoach.com

uCoach is the online resource for athletics coaches in the UK - a one-stop shop for coaches to access information about coach development, coaching qualifications, events, news and coaching resources. Updates from 15th to 21st July are listed.

Good performances at the International Snowdon Race

England's mountain runners put in some good performances at the International Snowdon Race from Llanberis, Wales on Saturday 19 July. With many international teams and athletes making the trip to Wales, the continental flavour was in abundance as runners from Italy, Spain, Malta, Ireland, the USA and Japan lined-up with the home country athletes. The men's team finished a creditable second while the women's team were just beaten to the team title by Scotland.

Strong teams set to conquer Snowdon

The Snowdon International Mountain race takes place this Saturday in Llanberis, North Wales and a selected England Team will be competing. England has a long tradition of success in this event and are returning with three past winners; Andi Jones, Ian Holmes and Pippa Maddams

Government congratulates INEOS go run for fun on getting 30,000 children running

Government ministers have congratulated the GO Run For Fun Foundation for getting 30,000 children running in under a year. GO Run For Fun was set up in 2013 with the backing of Lord Coe, and other Olympians, such as Colin Jackson and Brendan Foster. Olympic Gold Medalist, Mark Lewis-Francis was at GO Run For Fun's Norwich event as the 30,000th child crossed the finish line.

South West Champs entry deadline 30th July

Entries are still open for the South West Track and Field championships but the deadline for entries is Wednesday 30th July 2014. The aim this year is to increase participation and standards, so extra events in the under 15 age groups have been added, and in the senior age groups by having entries to non South West or non County selected athletes while still retaining entry standards. So why not come and participate?

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