England Athletics aims to get 500,000 new people running by 2017 through our Run England Programme. We are currently recruiting multiple Super Run Leaders across South Yorkshire paying up to £15 per hour. If successful you will work closely with the England Athletics and key partners including schools, universities, workplaces, and community groups in South Yorkshire.
The Road Traffic Management course is for anyone considering undertaking the role of Traffic Management Operative (TMO) and to understand how to deal with road closures and diversions. You must be trained to do this to be covered by insurance and to satisfy local authorities that events will be managed properly.
A Level 2 officials' course was held recently for teachers with 14 on the course covering track, field and timekeeping modules. The course was tutored by experienced officials Shaun O'Donnell, Ron Scott and Finlay Galloway and was very well received - the tutors also found it rewarding as the participants were eager to get involved.
Over 800 children took part in the 'INEOS GO Run For Fun(tm)' events hosted by Stockton School Sport Partnership (SSP) at Preston Park, Stockton, cheered on by 11x Paralympic Gold Medallist, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Michael Rimmer, London 2012 Team GB 800m athlete and 6x British champion.
Dot Fraser trains several times a week down on the Marsh track, not unusual you may think for an athlete but Dot is 77 years old and has been competing in athletics on and off for more than 60 years. What those walking across the Marsh, who may have noticed Dot, don't know is that she is a world champion.
Danielle and Mark Butler are the founders of Hatch Warren Runners. They started the club this time last year and their aim was to eliminate cost and ability from joining a running club. They set up a facebook group and spread the word - and a year later they have 206 members!
The second Highgate Harriers' "Night of the 10,000m PBs" will also incorporate the England Athletics 10,000m championships for 2014. And England Athletics will be be presenting the AAA's trophy to the English champion. This trophy was first presented in 1932 to J.H.Potts.
Coaching Coordinator, John Delaine, was determined to get Clubmark for his club, Aldershot, Farnham and District this year. His efforts were rewarded and the presentation took place during the club's annual Easter Athletics Camp. It was a very satisfying moment for John and for Club Chairman, Mike Neighbour.
The Forest of Dean Athletic Club played host to Carolyn Franks - one of the region's leading throws coaches. The club who are keen advocates of the athlete development model needed some extra help in coaching javelin and through their Club and Coach Support Officer arranged a Saturday morning session with Carolyn who is on the National Coach Development Programme.
Croydon Harriers were delighted to receive England Athletics merchandise in recognition of winning the Under 11s' prize draw recently. The prizes were awarded to club officers as well as athletes at a club night. The National Prize draw of a visit by an elite athlete takes place shortly.