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Clubs invited to submit 2018 Rulebook change proposals

UK Athletics will be re-issuing UKA Rules for Competition with effect from 1st April 2018. They have now issued an invitation to submit proposals for Rule Changes. Affiliated Clubs and Associations are included in the list of those who may send in proposed changes; individuals attached to a Club should have support from the Club before proposing any rule changes.

CAU Inter-counties cross country: 11th March

This year's Counties' Athletics Union (CAU) Cross-Country Inter-Counties Championships takes place on Saturday 11th March at a new venue - in the grounds of Prestwold Hall, Loughborough.

Using technology to support your coaching

Kent and Medway Athletics Network are hosting this evening workshop aimed at coaches who want to investigate the potential of using technology to capture and analyse athletic performance both during and after a coaching session. The workshop is open to all licensed coaches.

England 5k Road Championships: 28th April

With over 400 entries already for the inaugural England 5k Road Championships, the event looks like being a great opportunity to post a fast 5k. The race takes place on the evening of Friday 28th April, and has been added to the series of England Road Race Championships which kicks off with the Virgin London Marathon; the 10k, 10 Miles and Half-Marathon Championships all take place in Autumn 2017.

Mike Smith

England Athletics was greatly saddened to hear of the passing away of Mike Smith. Mike was one-time coach to over 30 International Athletes including Iwan Thomas, David Dear, Donna Hartley, Kriss Akabusi, Roger Black and Todd Bennett. He also fulfilled a wide variety of other roles in the sport. Mike's wisdom, enthusiasm and friendship in supporting athletes, coaches and many others in the sport were invaluable and will be greatly missed.

Indoor Combined Events champs this weekend

This weekend sees the last of our three indoor track and field championships for 2017. The Sheffield EIS will host the England Athletics Age Group indoor Combined Events championships where our Under 17 and Under 15 athletes will be hoping to be crowned indoor champion and hope to set themselves up for a successful outdoor season.

Mike Smith

The family are sad to announce that Mike Smith, one time coach to over 30 International Athletes including Iwan Thomas, David Dear, Donna Hartley, Kriss Akabusi, Roger Black and Todd Bennett, crossed the finishing line on Sunday March 5th 2017. Mike, 88, passed peacefully away after a short illness and with his loving wife of over 64 years, Jo, by his side.

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Attention was on the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade but there were other performances of note by British athletes elsewhere, including the Welsh Athletics Indoor International against England, the England Athletics Race Walking Championships, the traffiord 10k, and Windsor, Slough, Eton Hounslow AC's indoor Winter Series.

England emerge victorious at Welsh International

Sunday's Welsh International saw England Athletics Under 20 and Under 18 teams take on their compatriots in Wales. Following 24 track and field events, England emerged victorious with a total points score of 243 to 162.

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