The Primary and Year 7 National Schools' Cross Country Championships will take place on Saturday 25th March at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire. The event is formally endorsed by England Athletics.
The Hawkinge Hurricanes, a road running club and Run Together Group in Kent have recently been awarded Clubmark status. They have only been established 13 months and already boast 84 members ranging from novice to elite, one coach, five qualified run leaders, a welfare officer and a mental health ambassador.
Tom Bosworth, Callum Wilkinson and Gemma Bridge starred for England Athletics in a high-quality Lugano Trophy Meeting in Switzerland last weekend. Cameron Corbishley clocked a new Personal Best and in the Under 20 10km races, Chris Snook improved his personal best and Tom Partington finished in his second quickest time for the distance.
A series of steeplchase training sessions at the Julie Rose stadum in Kent are now available over the next few weeks. There is a weekly session for beginners which includes an introduction to the event, hurdling and barrier clearance. This is followed by a performance development session for those with some experience and consists of practical sessions to improve hurdling, barrier clearance and water jump skills.
England Athletics works with a range of partners to promote the wellbeing of all athletes involved in the sport, whatever their ability, aspiration or event. We want to help clubs and those involved in the sport in adopting a preventative approach to identify athletes who may be at the early stages of eating disorders.
Following a marvellous New Balance English Schools' AA Cross Country Championships at the challenging venue at Norfolk Showground last weekend, teams were selected to compete at the SIAB (Schools' International Athletic Board) Cross Country International in Wales which takes place on the 25th March.
The West Midlands Region 2017 London Mini Marathon Trials took place recently at the Stourport Cycleway. These trials were for selection into the West Midlands team for the London Mini Marathon which takes place on 23rd April 2017. The successful athletes who will run in the London Mini Marathon are now announced.
Hatch Warren Runners are the latest club to take part in the popular Club Run programme, with the three sessions culminating in many of their runners going on to compete in the Reading and Fleet Half-Marathons which took place last weekend, as well as several members of the club preparing for next month's Virgin London Marathon.
Sir Mo Farah and Kadeena Cox were the big winners at this year's Lycamobile BEDSAs, staged at the Hilton Park Lane, London recently and part-sponsored by England Athletics. They were named Lycamobile Sportsman and Sporting Equals Sportswoman of the Year at a glittering awards show hosted by Sir Lenny Henry.
Over the past few years England Athletics in London have been working across the spectrum to provide support, case studies and partnership development to help get more schools buying into this unique idea of 'daily running'.