Last Sunday the officials from the North gathered for their 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.
Friday evening saw the annual North West awards evening take place . Not only were there many of the North Team present, several National Staff were also in attendance. The evening itself was a fantastic affair which saw a full house (over 40) - no empty seats! And there were 13 awards in total to give out including Clubmark, runners up and winners awards.
When Chris Jones. England Athletics CEO, attended a club night at Liverpool Harriers recently as part of his regular series of club visits, it was the more human aspects of club membership that people were keen to talk about.
Over 80% of people surveyed who are deaf or hard of hearing want to participate in sport in a mixed environment. the biggest barriers to doing this are communication skills. The Sports Coach UK course "Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport Workshops" provides attendees the opportunity to improve their general communication skills as well as their awareness of how to communicate with deaf people.
Mencap Liverpool Get Going running group started in January 2015 for people with a learning disability. Most of its members were beginner runners and some have already progressed to being able to run 3km. Others were already runners but everyone enjoys the social element of making new friends, even the local staff have joined in!
After a successful merger in 2014 with Stockport Harriers AC, formerly DASH AC, the organising team is excited yet again to welcome athletes to Manchester for 'The Friendly Games' - the 2015 Manchester Young Athletes' Quadrathlon by Stockport Harriers.
We regret to announce that top official Joe Shellhorn passed away peacefully at home overnight of 2/3 April, aged 86. He was awaiting a heart valve replacement, which sadly did not take place in time.
Hundreds of children took part in the INEOS GO Run For Fun(r) event on 21st March at Chorley Astley Park, cheered on by crowds of supporters, campaign mascot Dart, as well as Chorley School Sport Partnership. Around 800 children took part in the event.
More than 700 children took part in the INEOS GO Run For Fun(r) events in Cheshire, cheered on by GO Run For Fun ambassadors Jenny Meadows and Richard Kilty. The events saw children from local primary schools taking part, and the campaign smashed its half-way milestone to get 100,000 children running by 2016.
Hundreds of youngsters will get off the starting blocks in Workington, West Cumbria on Monday, March 2nd, for the second INEOS GO Run For Fun(r) event of 2015. Around 350 children from five local primary schools will take part in the event, hosted at Workington Leisure Centre, before the event moves on to tour the UK throughout 2015.