In accordance with previous arrangements, UK Athletics will be re-issuing UKA Rules for Competition with effect from 1st April, 2018. The published timeline sets out the process that will be applied and acts as the invitation to submit your proposals for technical rule changes.
It is now our 10th year of volunteer awards! That's 10 years of celebrating the outstanding contribution volunteers across England give to make our sport happen. It's now your opportunity to recognise the everyday hero in your club or group by nominating them for a Volunteer Award. Go on, make someone's day and let them know how much their support means to you and the sport. We even have a few new categories this year!
For the month of June and kicking off with Volunteers' Week, England Athletics, RunTogether and Team Personal Best are joining organisations up and down the country in recognising and celebrating volunteers, the amazing arm of people who make our sport happen.
As part of National Volunteers' Week, from the 1st to the 7th June, we will be celebrating the fantastic work of our volunteers within the Athletics and Running community whose dedication, commitment and enthusiasm make the sport happen! It's day one and today we will be celebrating the great work of India Hollingworth, a young official whose passion and dedication has secured her place as starter's assistant on the track during the IAAF World Championships London 2017 and call-room assistant at the World Para Athletics.
This June kicks off with National Volunteers' Week from 1 - 7 June, so we're encouraging people across the sport to thank our fantastic volunteers. It's a great opportunity for all of us to showcase our volunteers and highlight how much they are valued. Here are just a few ideas on how you could thank yours But, however you say 'thank you', remember to let us know how you have done it by using #EverydayHeroes and #youmakeithappen on social media, and look out for our 'thank you's throughout the month.
There is just over one week to go until National Volunteers' Week launches on 1st June. The week runs from 1st to 7th June and is a celebration right across the UK of the incredible contribution made by volunteers. England Athletics absolutely recognise that without volunteers our sport would simply not exist and so we have a number of exciting things going on across the week and for the rest of the month of June for you to get involved with to celebrate volunteering and to say thank you.
On Saturday night, the epic Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000 PB's came once more to Parliament Hill. This time, whilst hundreds of athletics lovers were crowding round the home straight to hear Paula Radcliffe and Lord Sebastian Coe sharing their stories, something different was happening across the track. In between the DJ booth and the bar, Ben Pochee, the driving force behind the event, had arranged a very special thank you. With candles and silverware, 26 officials sat down to dinner in Lane 1 of the back straight, served by the volunteers of Highgate Harriers and some of our friends at Team Personal Best.
Following queries about the best management of photography, video or images of persons under 18 years at athletics meetings UK Athletics have taken legal advice and as a consequence can now provide the guidance for clubs, stadiums, officials and venues.
Having secured funding from Spirit of 2012 to invest in developing and supporting our volunteers, an Innovation Day in Birmingham was arranged to plan the best approach for the development of a Volunteer Co-ordinator, and to discuss the wider challenges of involving volunteers in athletics and running.
As part of our updates on the work of England Athletics you can view a video update from our Chief Executive Chris Jones. You can also view other information which has previously been published. Chris gives a summary of the work of England Athletics following the start of the new period of delivery which began on 1 April 2017.