England Athletics News

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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.

Tamworth AC latest club to be visited by England Athletics CEO

Tamworth AC was the latest club to be visited by England Athletics CEO Chris Jones, as part of his ongoing series of visits to affiliated clubs across the country. The club, part of the South Staffordshire Athletics Network, has produced a number of senior international athletes in its 40 year history and is open four times a week for training at their stadium on the outskirts of the town.

Rotherham to host two flying coach visits

Rotherham Harriers will host two flying coach visits in October that aim to provide coaches the skills and knowledge to support young athletes in triple jump, and the basic principles of steeplechase as well as how to develop athletes in this endurance event.

Marathon workshop with Mara Yamauchi

As part of the England Athletics programme, the Endurance Performance And Coaching Centre (EPACC) at St Mary's University College Twickenham would like to invite coaches and athletes to a marathon workshop on 25th October, with Mara Yamauchi and other guest speakers.

Notification of AGM

Notification of the England Athletics AGM, which will take pace at The Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, NEC, Birmingham B40 1PP at 11am on 18th October 2014. Important documents are attached for viewing and downloading.

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