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European Speed Conference: bookings open

Bookings are now open for the 2014 European Speed Conference, which will take place on 8th and 9th November at The Belfry in Birmingham. Hosted by British Athletics and England Athletics, the conference forms part of the European Athletics Coaching Summit Series and this year brings together some of the world's leading coaches and sports scientists to explore key themes important to the development of speed athletes.

Unleashing the potential of young people

Athletics was an integral part of The Games, an event organised by the Saints Foundation aimed at unleashing the potential of young people aged 12-17 in Southampton. Clubs in the area offered a wide ranging programme throughout the day ranging from a Boxing exhibition, Volleyball, tennis, Table Tennis, Street Golf, Hockey and Girls' Football.

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 26th August to 1st September are listed.

Record entries and great atmosphere at SW inter Counties

The England Athletics SW Championships and Inter Counties 2014 was held on 17th August at the newly refurbished Exeter Arena. This flagship athletics competition featured athletes from seven south west counties of Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire as well as guest athletes from the Channel Islands and Wales.

Sporting Equals seeking Board Trustees

Sporting Equals need influential individuals with a corporate, government or sporting background, strong networks and, ideally, experience of fundraising and/or PR to act as Trustee. They are particularly keen to recruit Trustees who have skills/experience in financial and legal matters.

England mountain runners face tough challenge on Pike's Peak

One of the toughest challenges of the season for a mountain runner is the long distance event, this year the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge was held in Colorado at Manitou Springs. The Pikes Peak Ascent race is 13.32 miles long with 2382m of ascent, it starts at 1920m and finishes at 4302m.

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