England Athletics News

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Strong team announced for mountain running Home Countries International

We are pleased to announce an England team to compete in a mountain running Home Countries International in Wales later this month. The HCI is incorporated into the British and Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships and runs prior to the World Mountain Running Championships also taking place at Betws-y-Coed that day.

AthleACADEMY – Calling all athletes!

AthleACADEMY, the new leadership academy scheme available free of charge to England Athletics registered athletes. If you're aged over 14, and would like to start a developmental learning programme which provides you with various CV building skills through an accredited programme, then this is your chance!

Athletes ready for Commonwealth Youth Games

Good luck to our 21 athletes headed for Samoa for the Commonwealth Youth Games. They join almost 1000 other athletes aged 14-18 who will represent their country and compete for 107 gold medals in 9 sports.

Movement Skills for Running, Jumping and Throwing Workshops

As part of the development of the Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP) and alignment to the Coach Education pathway, England Athletics have created three progressive workshops that are targeted to be suitable for everyone who is licensed with a Leadership in Running Fitness or Coaching Assistant qualification. Anyone who has a higher qualification who wishes to refresh their knowledge or people with an old Level 1 qualification are also welcome to attend.

Graham Botley

England Athletics is deeply saddened by the news that Graham Botley, athlete, administrator and a recognised and renowned athletics aficionado, passed away on Sunday 30th August at the age of 71.

First 2-4-6 designed track opened by Dame Kelly Holmes

Paddock Wood Athletic Club is now the proud owner of a newborn athletics training facility, the first bespoke training track in Britain with a 2-4-6 lane design, built to save on construction costs, while still providing the full range of facilities for sprints, hurdles, middle-distance running, jumps and throws.

Club Matters - September update

Sport England's Club Matters is the essential one-stop shop of free support for sports clubs. More than 10,000 clubs have registered to benefit from the tools and resources available. Here is an update on how your club can benefit from the Club Improvement Tool Guide, and sharing best practice with other clubs ono their website and You Tube channel.

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 25th to 31st August 2015 are listed.

Sprint Doubles, British Records and World Bests at Bedford.

The rain didn't put a stop to the performances to the final day of action at the England Athletics Under 15, Under 17 and Disability Age Group Championships Following on from a highly charged and energetic first day of action at Bedford's international stadium.

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