Leighton Buzzard Athletic Club recently held their 40th anniversary birthday celebrations at Leighton Buzzard Rugby Club. A large majority of current members turned up to participate in a mixture of games, reminiscing about past glories and generally just having a great time seeing everybody not dressed in their running kit!
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England Athletics have teamed up with Sponsorise.Me, Europe's leading sports crowdfunding platform. Learn more about the best practice for a successful crowdfunding campaign. Crowdfunding is an alternative way of funding your athletics projects by raising funds online from a large number of supporters pledging relatively small amounts of money.
England Athletics has partnered with five of the country's best marathon races to create a unique opportunity for England Athletics registered runners to qualify to represent their country at Masters age group level. The Yorkshire Marathon deadline is Friday 29th July.
The South West Inter Counties championships will take place in Exeter on 7th August. A full programme of track and field events will take place across the Age Groups and online entry is available. The deadline for individual entries has been extended to 31st July.
While all eyes were on the Mller Anniversary Games, and the IAAF World U20 Championships, there was plenty of other top action this past week. Jason Cherriman and Sharon Barlow win the Great Yorkshire Run 10k in Harrogate, while Sarah McDonald and Andy Baddeley are among winners at BMC meet in Oxford.
Under 20 teams from England North, England Midlands and England South headed to Cardiff to take on the Wales Under 20 and Welsh Schools teams in the Welsh International.
A family games weekend held recently at the National Trust's Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire was an opportunity for visitors to try something new and at the same time celebrating and showcasing some great sports and activities available at Wimpole and through local clubs.
England Athletics have identified volunteering as a strategic priority moving forward and as such have commissioned HPI Research to conduct some research into the experience of volunteers In Athletics. This work will help England Athletics to understand how they can best support volunteers and the clubs that work with them to ensure their experience is a great one.
Mara Yamauchi visited Hardley Runners recently - her mission was to present and coach a track session for the Hythe-based club through the England Athletics Flying Coach Visit scheme.