The England Athletics clubrun programme supports club runners, coaches and leaders and through a series of practical sessions delivered at your club on your club night. The sessions aim to support clubs and their runners to achieve more through their love of running. The closing deadline for applications is midnight 7th May, 2017
The East Region has sent a team to the London Mini Marathon since the Regions were first invited to join the London Boroughs in this annual event. Over the years the East has enjoyed some notable successes and 2017 is no exception.
The Commonwealth Games Federation ("CGF") have announced the Athlete Allocation process for the Para-Athletics events at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
England Athletics aims to field the best possible Senior team at the Loughborough International on Sunday 21 May. The primary aim of selections for the team will be to contribute to the development of potential Commonwealth Games 2018 athletes via way of exposure to international competition and environment.
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.
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April saw athletes from the top county teams from each of the English Regions joined by National Champions from Ulster and Wales descend on Sportcity, Manchester for the 2017 Sportshall UK Finals.
On 100 days until the start of the Championships, the organisers of the IAAF World Championships London 2017 have announced that for the first time ever at a World Championships, coaches of medal-winning athletes will also receive medals. The medals will be for athletes to hand to their coach or significant advisor in recognition of the unique and valued working relationship between athlete and coach.
With the England 5k Championships taking place this coming Friday evening (28th April) many of the nation's top endurance athletes will be heading to Kingsley, Cheshire. The popular Mid-Cheshire 5k Series is hosting this inaugural England 5k Road Championships and a capacity entry with an in depth elite field in the men's race in particular should make for an exciting evening.
Some new competition opportunities have been announced for U18* athletes who compete in the hurdles and throws and are looking to gain selection to the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017. We would encourage athletes looking to gain selection to a national team to enter one or more of these competitions.
Becoming a coach is a great way of enjoying athletics. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or have been inspired by seeing how other people have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer. Remember, if you are part of a club you/ your club can also access discounts on qualifications and we have courses coming up you can get involved in.