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.

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!

World Mental Health Day: #runandtalk

World Mental Health Day takes place on Saturday 10th October 2015. England Athletics, Run England and the Mental Health Foundation want to support World Mental Health Day by encouraging everyone to 'run and talk'.

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 29th September to 4th October 2015 are listed.

Oxfordshire Sports Awards: nomination deadline 9th October

With just a few days remaining, Oxfordshire Sport Physical Activity needs your help to identity deserving, clubs, coaches, schools, youngsters, volunteers, workplaces and more to be put forward for nomination for the 10th Oxfordshire Sports Awards.

Athletics Weekly's latest weekly round-up

While road race action was taking place at the ERRA National Road Relays, there were other top performances both in the UK and overseas, including the National Walk Championships, MBNA Chester Marathon and IAAF Bronze Label Bournemouth Marathon Festival, plus the International Smarna Gora Mountain Running Race in Slovenia.