England Athletics News


AFD inspiring camp the setting for Clubmark presentation

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.

Flying Coach Visit to Forest of Dean Athletic Club

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 AC win England Athletics monthly under 11s prize draw

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.

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Sitting is the new enemy

Everyone is aware of the dangers of smoking, not wearing a seat belt or texting while driving - but sitting is a new and deadly enemy. Largely unrecognised as a danger, it lies at the heart of the physical inactivity epidemic facing today's youth.

England Athletics National Relays and Med-Ball Challenge

We are pleased to announce that there are two events coming up for young athletes to take part in during the May Half Term; the England Athletics National Relays Challenge takes place in Manchester and Birmingham, and the England Athletics Med-Ball Challenge takes place in conjunction with these relays.

80-year-old athlete takes gold and silver at World Masters

Leicester Coritanian AC had reason to celebrate recently when club member Alan Mellett returned from the World Indoor Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary with a gold and a silver medal. The eighty-year-old ran 9.74 in the 60m final to take silver, beating competitors from Germany, Russia and Italy.

North Somerset AC hold "The Perfect Fundraiser"

North Somerset Athletic Club (NSAC) continue to drive forwards towards its own facility, with a stunning fundraising effort over the weekend of 15th and 16th March. The venue was a sunny Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier, and the effort saw nearly 400 athletes carrying a mock Olympic torches around the 700m length for the whole 24 hours.

Success for the East Midlands mini marathon team in London

Following a successful team selection trial's match which was held at Loughborough College at the end of March and which offered our young athletes from across the region a rare opportunity to experience a high quality road race against their peers, a team of 36 athletes travelled from the east Midlands to take part in the 2014 version of the London Mini Marathon.