England Athletics News


Team announced for England Athletics 10k champs

The Leeds Abbey Dash on 16th November will incorporate the England Athletics 10k championships again this year and in addition, the opportunity has been given to some athletes to run in an England vest.

England Trail team ready to take on Home Countries in Wales

Next Saturday 8th November sees the Welsh host the Betws-y-Coed 10k Trail Challenge incorporating a Home Countries International. We are pleased to announce the England team consisting of members with differing levels of experience and ready to take on the other Home Nations.

Autumn/Winter programme for the South West LCDP underway

The first of the 2014/15 autumn/winter programme for the South West Local Coach Development Programme got underway in Taunton last weekend. Approximately 40 coaches bringing with them around 20 athletes from across the South West attended the day which was held at the Somerset College of Arts Technology.

Youth endurance workshop: 16 November

A 3 hour workshop for all endurances coaches working with young endurance athletes in the U15-U17 age group will be held on 16th November at Edge Hill University (Ormskirk). The session will be a practical session with two elements, one looking at Strength and conditioning of younger athletes.

CEO Club Visit - Vale Royal

Situated in the heart of Cheshire, Vale Royal AC are the latest club to be visited by England Athletics CEO Chris Jones as part of his series of trips to clubs around the country.

Run Leader training plan workshop gets 10/10

Stuart Hale, one of the Endurance Coaches at Accelerate Performance Centre delivered "How to Structure a Training Plan - 5 easy steps" workshop to a group of Run Leaders from across South Yorkshire. The workshop was a part of a series that aims to provide support to current Run Leaders to enable them to deliver quality run sessions to new runners.

Testing times in Toronto

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2014 is one of England Athletics' International Development meetings which has been attended by a small England team for a number of years with good results despite often testing weather conditions. This year's event took place on 19th October - a cold day, max 4C, with a chilly breeze which was generally costing runners about 2 minutes.

Med Ball challenge for young athletes

The England Athletics Med Ball Challenge is a new initiative to promote the development of Throwing activity at Club training nights. Each throwing technique (Forward Pitch, Chest Push, Soccer Throw, Overhead Heave, and Shoulder Fling is used in various ball games, or athletics throwing events. A Virtual League is also being held across the country.