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.
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!
Manchester Frontrunners are the latest club to have taken part in the successful Club Run programme. The club is one of the largest LGBT sports club in the country and has a focus on both, increased participation in sport of the LGBT community, as well as coaching and participation in competition.
If asked to describe the perfect running club, what would you say? Friendly, positive club leaders? Hundreds of members running for social, health and competitive reasons? Group runs for all abilities? A strong presence on social media and at a variety of races? Post run "rehydration and refuelling"? Blackburn Road Runners has all this and more, as England Athletics found on a recent club visit.
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 talent and dedication of athletes, sports teams, coaches and sport volunteers in Cumbria were celebrated at the annual Cumbria Sports Awards. 260 guests congratulated winners at the event organised by Active Cumbria.
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.
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!
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.