2014 has been an incredible year for running in Kent. With over 100 qualified leaders now involved in the Run Kent project and 90 groups registered on Run England, numbers just keep on growing.
In a joint initiative between England Athletics Competition Department and the National Coach Development Jumps Programme, nine athletes and six coaches led by National Coach Mentor Denis Doyle travelled to the first of the Moravian High Jump Tour meetings in the Czech town of Hustopece.
Held over a course covered in snow and slush the England runners raced well at the Lotto CrossCup event held last Sunday at Hannut, Belgium.
England Athletics are looking at sending a representative team to the Armagh 5k road race on Thursday 19th February 2015. In addition, a new initiative this year is to open up the England Road Running Teams to more runners AND coaches so they can benefit from the experience of travelling abroad and competing in foreign races.
The first of the now annual three-stop indoor track and field European Tour will be in Vienna on 31st January, followed by Bratislava the following day and Linz on the 6th February. Teams have now been announced - these events are excellent development opportunities for both athletes an team management alike.
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England Athletics has updated its guide for clubs and schools working with young athletes. The resource gives advice on available support, resources and approaches to working with children and young people.
We are pleased to announce that online registration is also now available for the England Athletics Age Group (U17, U15) Combined Events Indoor Championships on 14th - 15th March 2015 at the EIS in Sheffield. This incorporates the MCAA, Northern Athletics U15/U17 and Welsh U17 Championships.
Athletics Weekly takes a look at some of the top performances from the past week including results from the area cross country championships, combined events in France and Netherlands and a win for Paula Radcliffe over 10km in Gran Canaria.
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. The past month's updates from 16th December to 26th January are listed.