News - North West


Leading Athletics course: 15th January at Gateshead

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.

Athletics Technology Come and Try Day with Seiko: 10th December

On Saturday 10th December SEIKO timing are working in conjunction with England Athletics to deliver a come and try day for the EDM (Electronic Distance Measure), False Start, Photo Finish, Electronic Measuring, Transponder Timing and Scoreboard technology. There is the opportunity to become a qualified official and also a chance to be selected to work for SEIKO on the World Championship events.

Spaces remaining on final 2016 Assistant Coach course

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!

Stockport young athletes win tickets to London 2017

At the recent England Athletics Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner, Track and Field Tours donated a prize package as part of their 25th Anniversary celebrations. A prize for a club group of young athletes to attend the London 2017 IAAF World Championships.

Running Club? Not for me.

In a continuation of personal running stories from the MadRunners running group, we hear from Sue who was 56 overweight, diabetic, asthmatic, a sufferer from very bad migraines and with high blood pressure.

MadRunners - a genuinely friendly group of people

Merseyside run group MadRunners is based in St Helens. This week we talk to Judith who joined the running club in August 2015. With a combination of running and exercises to get a good mix of cardio and strength training, Judith lost 4 and a half stone and in March 2016 ran the St Helens 10k with the group.

Running has given new meaning to my life

Following on from the article describing Ian's running experience in Liverpool, this week we hear from Lisa who joined the Croxteth Run Group after seeing a post on Facebook about a group called Croxteth Park - Get Going and thought she would give it a go.

Self improvement through running with Croxteth Park Run Group

It was his first visit to a Run Group and Ian was nervous; "They all looked professional, I was aware of my podgy belly, lack of running skills and felt I'd made a massive mistake and would be well out of my depth. Why would a running club want someone who can't run?"

St Helen's Couch to 5k Programme continues to grow

St Helen's council have now started their 6th Couch 2 5k programme. Over 1000 people have gone through the past five programmes with most of those participants completing the full 10 weeks. Around 150 people have completed their first parkrun including a family (grandparents/mum/daughter) who all do it together.

Fitter, healthier and happier with the MadRunners!

The MadRunners is a Merseyside run group in St Helens which has grown from a basic weekly run group into one that now has several LiRF and CiRF leaders delivering sessions that develop different aspects of fitness, not just running ability. One of its success stories is 35-year-old Debbie Hurst - this is Debbie's story: