As more and more people become involved in running, England Athletics acknowledge that there is a need to make sure those responsible for leading these sessions have opportunities to improve their skills and develop as their groups grow.
The North East Coach Development Days are free and open to all coaches and run leaders of any level of experience who feel they would benefit from attending. Each day consists of a discipline-specific set of workshops: throws, jumps, speed and endurance, with follow-up sessions early in 2015.
Accredited Club status recognises the safety and effectiveness of Athletics clubs and also enables access to funds unavailable to those without accreditation. Claremont Road Runners were presented with the Accredited Club status (Clubmark) certificate by Nick Ridgeon (Club and Coach Support Officer for Tyne Wear and Cumbria).
This year at the Northern Coaching Conference we want to focus on supporting leaders and coaches to develop their knowledge, practice and skill to move from Good to Great. Coaches can come together and help improve what we do through the sharing of best practice as well as having the opportunity to explore concepts through practical sessions.
We are pleased to announce that Malcolm Brown will deliver the opening keynote at the North Coaching Conference on 27th September.
Booking is now available for each of the three England Athletics National Coaching Conferences and an early booking discount is currently available.
Nearly 500 runners combined with a host of spectators, volunteers, sponsors and local celebrities gathered in Newcastle for the Northern Frontrunners 3rd LGBT 5k Run. This year over 16 teams entered including local running and harrier clubs. Some used team prizes to donate to charities and others purchased much-needed equipment for their club.
Blyth Running Club have been successful in achieving Clubmark Accredited Status and celebrated in style by holding a QuadKids competition for their junior members on a glorious sunny evening at the club's summer training base near Bede Academy.
Make your nomination now for the England Athletics Community Awards. Tickets for our Hall of Fame and Community Awards night are also now available to buy.
The North East team was elated to lift the Regional Trophy at the DSE National Junior Athletics Championships 2014 this weekend at Warwick University's athletics stadium in Coventry. Their long-awaited triumph came after 250 young disabled athletes competed in a full track and field programme at Warwick University.