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2014 Road Traffic Management course dates announced

The Road Traffic Management course is for anyone considering undertaking the role of Traffic Management Operative (TMO) and to understand how to deal with road closures and diversions. You must be trained to do this to be covered by insurance and to satisfy local authorities that events will be managed properly.

Level 2 officials' course for teachers very well received

A Level 2 officials' course was held recently for teachers with 14 on the course covering track, field and timekeeping modules. The course was tutored by experienced officials Shaun O'Donnell, Ron Scott and Finlay Galloway and was very well received - the tutors also found it rewarding as the participants were eager to get involved.

World Master Dorothy Fraser sets the pace

Dot Fraser trains several times a week down on the Marsh track, not unusual you may think for an athlete but Dot is 77 years old and has been competing in athletics on and off for more than 60 years. What those walking across the Marsh, who may have noticed Dot, don't know is that she is a world champion.

AFD inspiring camp the setting for Clubmark presentation

Coaching Coordinator, John Delaine, was determined to get Clubmark for his club, Aldershot, Farnham and District this year. His efforts were rewarded and the presentation took place during the club's annual Easter Athletics Camp. It was a very satisfying moment for John and for Club Chairman, Mike Neighbour.

Flying Coach Visit to Forest of Dean Athletic Club

The Forest of Dean Athletic Club played host to Carolyn Franks - one of the region's leading throws coaches. The club who are keen advocates of the athlete development model needed some extra help in coaching javelin and through their Club and Coach Support Officer arranged a Saturday morning session with Carolyn who is on the National Coach Development Programme.

Croydon Harriers AC win England Athletics monthly under 11s prize draw

Croydon Harriers were delighted to receive England Athletics merchandise in recognition of winning the Under 11s' prize draw recently. The prizes were awarded to club officers as well as athletes at a club night. The National Prize draw of a visit by an elite athlete takes place shortly.

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 April are listed.

Sitting is the new enemy

Everyone is aware of the dangers of smoking, not wearing a seat belt or texting while driving - but sitting is a new and deadly enemy. Largely unrecognised as a danger, it lies at the heart of the physical inactivity epidemic facing today's youth.

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