This year's championships has seen a huge surge in entry numbers, which doubtless provide a weekend packed full of action on both the track and in the field in Bedford for the 2014 England Athletics U17 and U15 Track and Field and Disability Age Group championships.
The first running of Sweden's UltraVasan 90K event saw success for English ultra-distance athletes with Holly Rush winning the women's title and Steve Way finishing runner-up to prerace favourite Jonas Budd in the men's event.
A final reminder to coaches that to take advantage of the Early Bird boking price of £30 for this year's South Coaching Conference then you must book on by this Sunday 31st August (post received by end of Monday accepted). Bookings made after this time will be charged the full price of £40.
England Athletics is pleased to announce a new partnership with SOS Rehydrate, a new electrolyte replacement hydration drink.
Join hundreds of other schools around the world and enter the World Marathon Challenge, a simultaneous relay in which teams of 26-36 children race against each other over the full 26.2 mile marathon distance. The World Marathon Challenge is aimed at Secondary Schools with a separate 5000m Challenge specifically for Primary Schools.
Sweatshop are opening another new store and registered athletes can claim discounts from the specialist running retailer. Sweatshop are also offering runners a last chance to claim a PB in 2014 by running the Ikano Robin Hood Marathon or Half Marathon in Nottingham on 28 September.
England Athletics was greatly saddened to hear of the passing of West Midlands Coach Trevor Marsay. As well as being a successful coach Trevor was a very popular figure in the sport who will be greatly missed.
The 6th annual British Athletics Women in Coaching Conference took place on Saturday 23rd August, attended by 70 delegates including female coaches from across the country, the British Athletics Women in Coaching Advisory Group and representatives from Sports Coach UK and Project 500.
This weekend Bedford welcomes the next generation of athletes in the England Athletics under 17 and under 15 track and field championships and the disability age group championships. Young athletes from all over the country will be hoping to make their mark, strive for medals, or improve upon their performances so far this season.
The England Athletics West Midlands Region Community Awards evening, due to take place on Monday 8th September has unfortunately had to be cancelled.