England Athletics News


Up and Running group supports women with depression

The 'Up and Run England Running' Group in Sevenoaks, Kent was set up by Shona Campbell, a qualified Running Coach and Harriet Heal, a Clinical Psychologist, the running group supports women with depression, anxiety and low self esteem.

Doping control – would your athletes know what to expect?

Being familiar with the processes for a doping control test will help you fully inform your athletes of what to expect during a test and, importantly, what their rights are, such as always asking to see valid photo identification and their right to be accompanied by a representative. UKA have produced a video that you and your athletes will find useful.

It’s a Marathon not a sprint

The World Marathon Challenge is a simultaneous relay in which mixed teams from schools from across the globe race against each other over the full marathon distance. The World Marathon Challenge 2015 returned to Lee Valley as one of the UK hubs in the London region.

London Award Winners Announced 2015

England Athletics London Region is pleased to announce its volunteer award winners for 2015. The awards encompass the whole sport of Athletics and this year's winners have been chosen from the nominations received from a wide range of athletes, volunteers and clubs.

Northern Officials' Conference and AGM the best ever

Last Sunday the officials from the North gathered for their Annual Conference at Cleckheaton and once again enjoyed a day of entertainment and education. Following the Association AGM the membership relived memories of past Olympics before splitting into discipline discussion groups to share and discuss issues raised during the past season.

Sight loss awareness workshop leads to a completed parkrun

Four months ago, England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer Helen Pearce delivered our Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop in Northampton. Attendees included John Kelly who is a visually impaired wheelchair user. At the workshop, John expressed a desire to complete a parkrun - and in less than 4 months he's made it happen!