England Athletics News

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LiRF leader and Guide Runner completes 100 marathons

Gillian Verdin from Liverpool has become the youngest women to run 100 marathons! Not only this but she shares her passion for running as a trained Guide Runner after attending one of England Athletics' Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshops, and she's also qualified as a Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF).

Mind launches initiative to help women improve physical and mental wellbeing

Women with mental health problems are not exercising because of bad experiences with P.E. at school - putting them at greater risk of poor physical, and mental, health the charity Mind has warned. In response, Mind has launched a new motivational website to help women with mental health problems choose a sport which is suitable for them, enabling them to take the first step and get active to improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

Role models for women coaches - Kate's story

Are you passionate about being involved in coaching athletics, because now is the time to make it happen. England Athletics are working with local women in local clubs to tell you how they become involved in coaching, what support was given, how they juggle family commitments, and work life. Become inspired by reading their stories.

Role models for women coaches - Ruth's story

Are you passionate about being involved in coaching athletics, because now is the time to make it happen. England Athletics are working with local women in local clubs to tell you how they become involved in coaching, what support was given, how they juggle family commitments, and work life. Become inspired by reading their stories.

Role models for women coaches - Deborah's story

Are you passionate about being involved in coaching athletics, because now is the time to make it happen. England Athletics are working with local women in local clubs to tell you how they become involved in coaching, what support was given, how they juggle family commitments, and work life. Become inspired by reading their stories.

Record number of people taking part in running & athletics

Those involved in the sport have known for some time that England is a nation of runners and the latest official statistics once again reinforce that fact. Sport England has announced that there are now 2.45million people aged over the age of 14 taking part in athletics each week, with the number of female regular runners totalling more than 1million for the first time and the number of disabled participants also reaching a new high.

Role models for women coaches - Joanne's story

Are you passionate about being involved in coaching athletics, because now is the time to make it happen. England Athletics are working with local women in local clubs to tell you how they become involved in coaching, what support was given, how they juggle family commitments, and work life. Become inspired by reading their stories.

Find out more about This Girl Can: Running

We have put a guide together for clubs who want to get involved and interact with the This Girl Can: Running campaign. Find out more about how your club be part of bringing more women into running with This Girl Can.

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