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.
Representatives from Stockton Striders, Durham Fell Runners, Hartlepool Burn Road Harriers, Hartlepool Triathlon Club and Hartlepool Borough Council took part in a Visual Impairment and Guide Running Workshop delivered by local CCSOs and covering the range of impairments, classification types, competition rules and good guide running technique followed by trying it all out during a practical session.
We have a free Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop coming up on Tuesday 19th January in Hartlepool. The 2-hour workshop is aimed at leaders, coaches and volunteers from Run England groups and England Athletics affiliated clubs wanting to attract and support more visually impaired people.
Northern Athletics held their annual open meeting at Trafford on 14th November. We summarise the meeting report.
An endurance symposium is taking place in Leeds on Saturday 14th November - the day before the Leeds Abbey Dash (which incorporates the England Athletics 10k champs). The Symposium will explore opportunities for coaches and athletes across endurance events. A Steeplechase Development Day will also take place at Lee Valley on 29th November. The day is aimed at licensed coaches on the LCDP and NCDP and licensed coaches who wish to develop their coaching knowledge and skills in the Steeplechase.
It is just 17 days until the Lee Valley-based Regional Technical workshop for coaches. National Coach Mentors and experienced coaches on the NCDP will deliver the technical, 'what to coach' content and underpin principles of speed, jumps, endurance and throws using practical drills and activities. Deadline for booking 26th October.
Last week saw over 40 volunteers from across the North East region gather for the England Athletics North East Regional Volunteer Awards. Run England group leaders, affiliated club members, officials, coaches, volunteers were joined by Regional Councillors and taken through the evening by local Club and Coach Support Officer John Stacey.
The Northern Athletics' Officials' Association report on this year's annual conference at Cleckheaton and once again enjoyed a day of entertainment and education. Following the Association AGM the membership relived memories of past Olympics before splitting into discipline discussion groups to share and discuss issues raised during the past season.
We are pleased to anounce that Heaton Harriers have achieved Accredited Clubmark status recently. George Routledge the current Chairman received the certificate from local England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer John Stacey who made the presentation during a Junior training night at Heaton Manor.
You've only got until tomorrow (Friday) nominate a local volunteer who makes a big difference to the sport in your area or nation-wide. We spoke with two of last year's Volunteer Award winners to find out what the impact of the award has been on them in the past year. Go to www.englandathletics.org/2015-awards-nomination to make a nomination and find out more.