England Athletics News


Steeplechase training for beginners and improvers

A series of steeplchase training sessions at the Julie Rose stadum in Kent are now available over the next few weeks. There is a weekly session for beginners which includes an introduction to the event, hurdling and barrier clearance. This is followed by a performance development session for those with some experience and consists of practical sessions to improve hurdling, barrier clearance and water jump skills.

Athlete wellbeing – spot the early signs of eating disorders

England Athletics works with a range of partners to promote the wellbeing of all athletes involved in the sport, whatever their ability, aspiration or event. We want to help clubs and those involved in the sport in adopting a preventative approach to identify athletes who may be at the early stages of eating disorders.

Team selected for SIAB Cross Country International

Following a marvellous New Balance English Schools' AA Cross Country Championships at the challenging venue at Norfolk Showground last weekend, teams were selected to compete at the SIAB (Schools' International Athletic Board) Cross Country International in Wales which takes place on the 25th March.

Hatch Warren Runners latest club to benefit from Club Run programme

Hatch Warren Runners are the latest club to take part in the popular Club Run programme, with the three sessions culminating in many of their runners going on to compete in the Reading and Fleet Half-Marathons which took place last weekend, as well as several members of the club preparing for next month's Virgin London Marathon.

Sir Mo Farah and Kadeena Cox scoop top BEDSA awards

Sir Mo Farah and Kadeena Cox were the big winners at this year's Lycamobile BEDSAs, staged at the Hilton Park Lane, London recently and part-sponsored by England Athletics. They were named Lycamobile Sportsman and Sporting Equals Sportswoman of the Year at a glittering awards show hosted by Sir Lenny Henry.

England's strong XC teams hoping to win their last fixture of the winter

The Home Countries International Cross Country takes place at the Margam Park Estate, Port Talbot, Wales on Saturday. This is the last cross country of the season and takes place on the same weekend as the World Cross in Uganda. England travel with strong teams targeting wins in all four races.

Fun multi-event competition welcomes 74 youngsters to Ashford

74 young athletes took part in the Ashford Leisure Trust junior athletics competition held at the Julie Rose Stadium on Saturday 18th March. The event was for young athletes from primary school years R, 1, 2, 3 and 4 with youngsters taking part in five events throughout the morning.

Getting school pupils more active in London

Over the past few years England Athletics in London have been working across the spectrum to provide support, case studies and partnership development to help get more schools buying into this unique idea of 'daily running'.

Trained guide runners help six visually impaired new runners

Six visually impaired (VI) adults attended a fantastic running taster session expertly led by Run Leader Sara Davies. After some introductions the participants were all matched up with trained guide runners who had kindly agreed to support the event.