England Athletics News


South West Road Relays planning – we want your views

In April, the South West Regional Council held the South West Road Relays in partnership with England Athletics. The Regional Council are keen to run the relays again in 2018. As part of the planning process for 2018, the Regional Council are keen to engage with clubs to find out their thoughts regarding suitable locations, cost, distance per leg, number of runners per team, age categories, incentives, etc.

Free Track and Field Facility Course now available

To support Venue Operators and clubs to run safe, well managed Track and Field Facilities, UK Athletics have launched a brand new online E-Learning Track and Field Facility Course which is available free of charge. This course is designed for leisure / track managers, grounds staff, athletics club members and anyone with an interest in athletics facility management.

Combined Events crowns up for grabs this weekend

This weekend sees the England Athletics Under 17 and Under 15 combined events championships take place in Manchester. Our Under 17 and Under 15 athletes will battle for the Decathlon, Heptathlon, Octathlon and Hexathlon crowns over a weekend of action.

Get more people involved in volunteering at your club!

Would your club or group benefit from involving more volunteers? Are you unsure where to start to get more people involved? If so putting on a session to recruit volunteers at your club, could be a great way to raise awareness of what volunteer opportunities there are available within your club or group. You can get support with FREE resourecs from Team Personal Best.

Plyometric exercises - video

Former Commonwealth Games Champion John Herbert moved into coaching and had success with athletes including Jade Johnson and Phillips Idowu. This video is a guide to a range of low level plyometric conditioning exercises for jumps athletes, but coaches across all event groups may want to consider how their athletes could benefit from many of the low level plyometric exercises shown.

Brief information for coaches and parents involved with young athletes

Those involved in coaching young athletes have to consider a range of aspects relating to the their athletes and their development. Our Coaching and Athlete Development Manager (Coaching Resources Youth Development), Scott Grace has identified some brief videos that can serve as useful information or reminders for coaches, and that coaches may also benefit from sharing with the parents of young athletes to help them understand how they can play a positive role in their child's involvement in athletics and running.

Athletics Weekly's latest weekly round-up

It's a busy time for athletics with the IAAF World Championships in full swing. Athletics weekly are keeping you updated with all the news from London 2017 and elsewhere in the world. Athletics Weekly's dedicated London 2017 section is here: www.athleticsweekly.com/category/london-2017