Houghton Harriers and Athletics Club were presented with the Accredited Club (Clubmark) status certificate by Nick Ridgeon (Club and Coach Support Officer for Tyne Wear and Cumbria).
Blue Peter star Barney Harwood joined over 300 Darlington children to take part in INEOS GO Run For Fun's first event of 2015. He was joined by European 400m hurdle champion Perri Shakes-Drayton, as well as 2014 English Fell Running Champion Victoria Wilkinson, for a mass warm-up before the start of the 2km challenge.
World 400m hurdle champion, Perri Shakes-Drayton, and 2014 English Fell Running Champion, Victoria Wilkinson come to Darlington on the 10th February to kick off the first INEOS GO Run For Fun event of 2015.
On the back of the success of the 4 workshop days held prior to Christmas, follow up sessions have been arranged to offer coaches across the North East an opportunity to learn some new skills, develop existing knowledge and network with other coaches from across the region and beyond.
Entries for the annual North East Counties AA Indoor Pentathlon (Incorporating NECAA Championships) are now open. The event will take place at Gateshead College Academy for Sport on Sunday 22nd March 2015.
Whether you are a club looking to encourage more people to get involved as a coach or an official in 2015, or an organisation that understands the value of having qualified volunteers, we have resources to help you guide people to the right course for them.
At a gala night of celebration at Ramside Hall the clubs, volunteers, coaches and sports stars of grass roots sport in County Durham were recognised for their acheivements in the past year. Sedgefield Harriers won the Sports club of the Year award for Sedgefield district at Shildon Civic Hall in September and now came up against four other regional winners from other parts of County Durham.
The Northern Athletics Officials' Association AGM and Conference took place recently in Yorkshire, supported by England Athletics. Last year, 35 officials attended and this year that figure was almost doubled. Membership was well up too. Southern Officials - you can now book for 16th November SEAOA Conference.
Last Friday saw volunteers and partners from across the region come together to celebrate their service to the sport at the annual North East Volunteer Awards. The volunteers were joined by special guest Jack Crosby, who recently came 5th in the IAAF World Junior Championship, who took part in a Q+A alongside his coach and winner of the "Coach of the Year" award Rick Betts .
The evening will cover nutritional issues and strategies for training and racing, eating before and during a race, recovery, nutritional periodization for training and pills and potions. There will also be an opportunity for questions and answers.