An athletics club volunteer, a seated thrower, and a coach have all been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The BEM (British Empire Medal) was awarded to Ros Cramp for services to Disability Sport and to Ron Allison for services to Athletics. Paralympian Claire Harvey receives an MBE for services to Diversity, Inclusion and Sport. In addition, Sport England's CEO Jennie Price was recognised for her work.
One of those awarded a British Empire Medal in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours is Ros Cramp who volunteers much of her spare time with Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club, as well as giving her time freely to a number of other sports to support disabled people.
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! On day five we are celebrating Denise Nott, a coach at Calne Running Club. Denise decided to take her Coach in Running Fitness Course, to ensure the athletes at the club were given the best possible training and support they could get.
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.
Judges have shortlisted England Athletics as a finalist for the Women's Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards. We were selected as a finalist in the category for governing bodies along with British Triathlon and England Netball due to the work being done though the sport to redress the gender balance in participation and coaching of athletics and running. The award is decided by a public vote - you can vote now.
The British Athletics Supporters' Club (BASC) is looking to assist Coaches and Officials with bursaries. BASC will award sums of up to £250 to successful applicants who wish to pursue higher standards. This might possibly, but not exclusively, involve attending a qualification course run by UK Athletics, England Athletics or similar organisations.
Mara Yamauchi - the UK's second fastest female marathon runner of all time and a two-time Olympian - joined Common Runners RunTogether group for their morning run as part of International Women's day activities.
On Monday 6th March, in celebration of International Women's day Mara Yamauchi paid a visit to the Tiffin Girls' School in South London. She has recently qualified as a coach and took a group of Year 9 girls through their paces with a session to inspire the next generation of young women.
From 27 February through to 5 March B-eat (the UK's eating disorder charity) will be working to raise awareness of these serious mental illnesses. The theme this year focuses on the vital role GPs play in getting people into treatment as quickly as possible.
World and European championships medallist and British Indoor record holder Jenny Meadows will be delivering a session part of the work of England Athletics' National Coach Development Programme (Youth).