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Virgin Money London Marathon Places for Affiliated Clubs

The Virgin Money London Marathon will once again be supporting affiliated clubs in the UK by allocating places to them for the 2015 race. To qualify for club entries, your athletics club must be associated with UKA through England Athletics or one of the other Home Country governing bodies. The number of places allocated for each club is based on the number of athletes aged 18 or over that the club has registered.

Workshop: Physical Preparation for beginner and novice throws

We are pleased to announce the first of our LCDP winter activity that is taking place in Lancashire on Saturday 25th October at the newly opened Indoor facility at Witton Park, Blackburn. The session is aimed at newly qualified coaches, or coaches that want to learn a different event. The session will be led by David Turner who is on the National Coach Development Programme.

North East LCDP Jumps Day: 18 October

Following on from the great success of last year's programme, we are delighted to announce details of this year's LCDP Jumps Day which will take place on 18th October. With speakers to be confirmed from mentees on the National Coach Development Programme delivering topics which will benefit coaches of all levels, this year's 1 day jumps event is not to be missed.

England vest opportunities in Europe for cross country

At the Team Managers' meeting held at Thornton College, it was decided that the English Cross Country Association would send Junior Men's and Women's teams and Senior Men's and Women's teams representing England to four European fixtures.

parkrun celebrates 10 years

This week marks the 10th anniversary of parkrun - the free, weekly, timed runs which see tens of thousands of people taking part across the World every week.

Could you Run4Ron to help athletes

The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund supports many of Britain's most talented athletes aged 15-23 with financial grants totalling tens of thousands of pounds every year. You can support the fund by raising money at the London Marathon.

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 23rd to 29th September are listed.

Dorothy Tyler 1920-2014

England Athletics was saddened to hear of the death of Dorothy Tyler, the first British woman to gain an Olympic athletics medal. After a distinguished career as an athlete she later became a coach, official and British team manager and maintained a keen interest in athletics even when in her 90s. Dorothy was inducted into the England Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

Speed and Hurdles Development Days

Last year's speed and hurdles Local Coach Development Program (LCDP) workshops were the best ever receive a feedback score of 9.3 out of 10. One coach described the development days as being "an excellent couple of days, particularly Matt's presentations on competition planning and energy systems and Keith's on curve mechanics." We hope to make this year's even better especially with the theme of this year's LCDP being #GoodToGreat.

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