England Athletics News

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Queen's Birthday Honours for three of our athletics family

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.

Reminder: Join our Volunteering Support scheme to help make volunteering the best experience possible

England Athletics, funded by Spirit of 2012, are looking for between 20-30 people to join us on the first leg of a very exciting adventure! Supporting volunteers, helping them to settle in and feel valued in a club setting is so important and so we're pleased to announce this opportunity following on from our Innovation Day last month, where a group of club volunteers came together to share their experiences and ideas. You can now sign up for the first wave training day on 1st July in London

A Thank You to the So Let’s Go Running Bexley group leaders

As part of Volunteers' Week, the runners at the RunTogether So Let's Go Running Bexley group decided to make a special 'Thank You' to the group leaders Brian Page and Dawn Annett. Kate Shutt, one of the volunteer leaders and a runner with the group organised some gifts for Brian and Dawn to say thank you to them for giving up their time.

Volunteers' Week: Club chair Carol Varns

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 the final day of National Volunteers' Week and today we are recognising the hard work and enthusiasm of Carol Varns, the first female chair of Hallamshire Harriers!

Nominate now for our 2017 Volunteer Awards

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!

Volunteers' Week: RunTogether leader Neil Brannagan-Fuller

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 six and today we will be focusing on the fantastic work of Neil Brannagan-Fuller a RunTogether Group Leader at BHAM Runners. Neil completed his Leadership in Running Fitness course in late 2015 and started with just a couple of runners attending his group. He now has over 40 people on the books!

Take a look at our Volunteer Thank You Wall

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. Why not thank them publically on our Social Media Wall?

Volunteers' Week: Running Coach Denise Nott

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.

Volunteers' Week: Volunteer Coordinator Elliot Prince

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 four, and today we will be focusing on the fantastic achievements of Elliot Prince, a volunteer coordinator at Cheltenham and County Harriers, who works hard to encourage and support more people to become involved in volunteering within the club.

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