A reminder that there are still some key competition opportunities for U18* athletes who compete in the hurdles and throws and are looking to gain selection to the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017 are now available and are listed here. We would encourage athletes looking to gain selection to a national team to enter one or more of these competitions.
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 6th to 12th March 2017 are listed.
Pippa Earley, Joel McFarlane, Lucy-Jane Matthews and Joseph Harding impress in Sheffield, while we also take a look at results from events including the British Masters Indoor Championships and the CAU Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships. There is also a round-up of the American NCAA Indoor Championships action, European Throwing Cup, Vault Cardiff and the Vitality Bath Half Marathon.
England Athletics are pleased to announce race walking teams selected to compete in the Lugano Trophy which takes place in Switzerland on 19th March, and the EAA Permit Meeting which takes place in Dudince, Slovakia on 25th March.
A recent blog by UK Anti-Doping revealed* that "...in 2012, 44% of athletes banned from sport were linked to the use of supplements. Many claimed that they were not aware the supplement products contained a banned substance, nor had they intended to cheat in any way." We would encourage all athletes and coaches to read the UKA statement regarding the use of supplements. *Figure given is across the sports reported.
It was a fantastic second day of competition at the England Athletics under 17 and under 15 combined events championships. An unprecedented three overall championship best scores to add to yesterday's British Record and CBP made it four out of four top points scores in the history of the championships.
The EIS in Sheffield welcomed the under 17 men and women to compete in the 2017 England Athletics indoor combined events championships. The men competed in the first day of their heptathlon and 49 women took on a one day pentathlon which culminated in a new British Record for Pippa Earley.
Club Matters is Sport England's one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient and practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club. This month we let you know about new guidance for clubs to welcome women and girls, and delivering a great experience to your members.
A young cross country runner gave up his chance of winning to help his friend who collapsed with bad stitch during a Primary Cross Country race in Grimsby. He turned back from the nearby finish line, picked up his friend and helped him to the finishing line.
On Monday 6th March, in celebration of International Women's day Mara Yamauchi paid a visit to the Tiffin Girls' School in South London. She has recently qualified as a coach and took a group of Year 9 girls through their paces with a session to inspire the next generation of young women.