Area Championships are an important part of the athletics calendar. We have details of many of the area events happening in 2017 and would encourage athletes to be aware of the upcoming fixtures.
From 27 February through to 5 March B-eat (the UK's eating disorder charity) will be working to raise awareness of these serious mental illnesses. The theme this year focuses on the vital role GPs play in getting people into treatment as quickly as possible.
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 20th to 26th February 2017 are listed.
There are a few places left on the Marathon masterclass with Richard Nerurkar 4th March 2017. The masterclass will discuss marathon training and preparation and will be to a small group of coaches to allow for one to one conversations and advice from one of the country's leading Marathon Runners.
Two Spring Steeplechase workshops announced for 2017, on the 4th and 8th March with coach Bashir Hussain and Olympian Stuart Stokes.
Following the launch of England Athletics new strategic plan in late 2016 after a period of consultation with our member clubs, we now approach our next strategy period and we would therefore like to update you on our planning for our future activities.
The Event Group Coach programme is designed to provide licensed Coaches with a greater understanding and awareness of the issues involved with coaching athletes who are at the Event Group Development stage. We have a number of 'Integration Days' coming up soon which those wanting to complete this qualification can now book on to.
It was a very busy weekend with the English, Welsh and Scottish National cross country championships and England Athletics Under-20/17/15 Indoor Championships. The Tokyo Marathon was the pick of the overseas events, plus a UK junior indoor shot put record by Divine Oladipo in the USA.
All-time lists, championship records and personal bests were order of the day at the England Athletics Open U20, U17 and U15 indoor championships in Sheffield.
The ECCA National Cross Country Championships saw athletes taking on a gruelling course at Wollaton Park with some fantastic tussles throughout the day of racing in Nottingham. We report on the action, with pictures and video of the races.