Becoming a coach or leader is a great way of enjoying athletics and running. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or are inspired by seeing how coaches have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer.
County championships will be taking place across England this summer. The vast majority of events will be happening in May with some counties also arranging additional events to take place at other times.
Former world-champion athlete Colin Jackson has launched his second annual Sanlam Go Dad Run charity 5k and 10k for men and boys. Colin, fellow athlete Jamie Baulch and local footballing legend Kevin Ball will set the runners off in Sunderland and then put medals round their necks when they cross the finish line. Other Go Dad Runs will take place in cities across the country throughout 2017.
There are lots of coaching and officiating courses taking place in your local area - take a look at the Your Area page and select COURSES from the menu. A number of coaching courses taking place this month still have spaces remaining - see what takes your interest!
In June 2016 Gail Craig - an employee at County Hall in Durham - took advantage of the Workplace Challenge programme and set up a beginners' running group programme through support from England Athletics, County Durham Sport and Durham County Council. 6 months on and there are almost 50 people involved.
NOTAN (North of Tyne Athletics Network) celebrated its 6th birthday in style with its Annual General Meeting held at the Village Hotel, Newcastle.
Do you want to take part in the first Leading Athletics course of 2017? We still have a couple of spaces left on the Leading Athletics 3 hour course being held at Gateshead College Academy of Sport (next to Gateshead International Stadium) this Saturday 15th January.
The North of Tyne Athletics Network (NOTAN), are hosting its Annual General Meeting at the Village Hotel, Newcastle, on Wednesday 11th January 2016. The event will mark the 6th anniversary of the Network, and include the election of its Executive Board, and a blue print of its 5 year plan, Developing a Community Asset.
The Coaching Assistant course being held at Shildon, County Durham on 3-4 December has a number of spaces available and will go ahead - but we would love to fill the last few places, at this venue with great facilities, it is the final course of 2016!
Jarrow Hebburn AC were presented with their Clubmark certificate at their club awards evening. It was a great team effort by all the volunteers in the club who did a brilliant job getting accredited status and celebrating everything the club does on the night.