The Hawkinge Hurricanes, a road running club and Run Together Group in Kent have recently been awarded Clubmark status. They have only been established 13 months and already boast 84 members ranging from novice to elite, one coach, five qualified run leaders, a welfare officer and a mental health ambassador.
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.
Bexley Mencap's innovative RunTogether keep fit scheme for people with learning disabilities has been selected by Tesco as one of their 3 good causes for Superstores in Bexley during Feb 2017.
#runandtalk took Leicestershire Northamptonshire by storm last week with over 10 #runandtalk events taking place across the counties. Whether you prefer to walk and whinge, jog and joke or run and rant - there were groups bringing people together, getting people talking and catering for all levels.
England Athletics sends Season's Greetings to everyone we have worked with in 2016.
Over three years, 6,000 people have enjoyed the benefits of the Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training and, as a result, more disabled people are leading active lives. To celebrate the success, the English Federation of Disabiloty Sport are calling on the nation to raise awareness during Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training Awareness Week.
Fareham Crusaders invited all their members to take part in a social run to support World Mental Health Day. The club has two England Athletics Mental Health Ambassadors who worked with the club secretary to plan the evening. An evening which was later described as "the most important evening in the history of the club."
Cauis House Youth Club in Battersea had a very special visitor recently. HRH The Duke Of Cambridge came to the Youth Club to visit the young, staff and volunteers. This included members of England Atletics' "We Run This" girls' group.
In 2015, Run Leaders Tom Johnston and Luke Renouf won Run England Leaders of the Year in our National Volunteer Awards. The Fen Edge Runners were presented with their award at our Hall of Fame evening in front of athletics greats past and present, and other winners of our national volunteer awards. We take a look to see where they are a year on.
During the week of 8th-14th October 2016 England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, are encouraging people to #runandtalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it. So why not set up a #runandtalk Organised Run during that week?