England Athletics News

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England Athletics National Relays and Med-Ball Challenge

We are pleased to announce that there are two events coming up for young athletes to take part in during the May Half Term; the England Athletics National Relays Challenge takes place in Manchester and Birmingham, and the England Athletics Med-Ball Challenge takes place in conjunction with these relays.

80-year-old athlete takes gold and silver at World Masters

Leicester Coritanian AC had reason to celebrate recently when club member Alan Mellett returned from the World Indoor Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary with a gold and a silver medal. The eighty-year-old ran 9.74 in the 60m final to take silver, beating competitors from Germany, Russia and Italy.

North Somerset AC hold "The Perfect Fundraiser"

North Somerset Athletic Club (NSAC) continue to drive forwards towards its own facility, with a stunning fundraising effort over the weekend of 15th and 16th March. The venue was a sunny Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier, and the effort saw nearly 400 athletes carrying a mock Olympic torches around the 700m length for the whole 24 hours.

Success for the East Midlands mini marathon team in London

Following a successful team selection trial's match which was held at Loughborough College at the end of March and which offered our young athletes from across the region a rare opportunity to experience a high quality road race against their peers, a team of 36 athletes travelled from the east Midlands to take part in the 2014 version of the London Mini Marathon.

All Ability Athletics and Boccia Challenge Cup

There's just a week to go to get your entry in for the All Ability Athletics and Boccia Challenge Cup, a team and individual competition within the spirit of the UKA rules for all people with disabilities (aged 8 and over). Events include: long jump, distance club, shot, t javelin, grip ball, 60m, 100m, 200m, relay, boccia. Volunteers also warmly welcomed.

'Preparation for Major Championships' masterclass: 17th May

England Athletics, in partnership with British Athletics are pleased to announce that Greg Hull will be hosting a masterclass on Preparation for Major Championships at Loughborough university on 17th May from 4 to 6pm. Greg is the former USA Track and Field Director of Pole Vault, a USA Track and Field Master Coach and the UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit Director of Coaching.

Oswestry Olympians Athletics Club awarded Clubmark

We are pleased to announce that Oswestry Olympians AC have recently received their Clubmark Award. England Athletics 'Accredited Club' is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.

Regional Run Leader workshops

England Athletics will be offering a series of FREE workshops for Run Leaders. The workshops are aimed at those who currently lead or who are about to start to lead Run England groups across South Yorkshire. Leaders should have the Leadership in Running Fitness Course or be willing to attend.

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