News - North West


What coaching and officiating courses are happening near you?

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 leading the way on Club Run

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.

Blackburn Road Runners - club visit

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.

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.

2016 Cumbria Sports Awards winners announced

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.

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.