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Steeplechase training for beginners and improvers

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.

Athlete wellbeing – spot the early signs of eating disorders

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.

Hatch Warren Runners latest club to benefit from Club Run programme

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 scoop top BEDSA awards

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.

Coach development update

An update to coaches on our planning for future work on coach development from Head of Coaching and Athlete Development, Martin Rush.

NCDP Endurance get together at Loughborough University

Over 60 coaches attended the national endurance get together at Loughborough University 11thand 12thMarch 2017 as part of the National Coach Development Programme. The event held straight after the intercounties cross country championships is part of the ongoing coach development programme and this year was held at Loughborough University campus.

Mike Smith - Funeral Arrangements

There will be a cremation service for family close friends followed by a Tribute Service to Mike and his life in Athletics, Journalism and Teaching at 2pm on Friday 24 March 2017 at Central Hall, St Mary's St, Southampton SO14 1NF.

Latest coaching resources at uCoach.com

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.

Using supplements - are you aware of the risks?

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.

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