News - North West


Athletics stalwart Joe Shellhorn: 1928-2015

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.

UK’s biggest children’s running event hits 50,000 milestone

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.

LCDP workshops for horizontal jumps, shot and discus coaches

Two free coaching workshops will be taking place in the North West in March as part of the Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP). A Horizontal Jumps Speed Coach Development Workshop in Macclesfield and a Shot and Discus: Moving on from the Standing Throw at Sportcity.

LiRF to CiRF free workshop: 11th Febraury

This free workshop is aimed at current LIRF leaders who are looking to progress onto the CIRF course. The workshop will be delivered by CiRF UKA Tutor Steve Nolan and takes place at Cleckheaton Town Hall on Wednesday 11th February from 6.30 to 9.30pm.

Manchester running website supports Run England programmes

Both Run! City Activators - Manchester have been working on a website which is for anyone in Manchester looking for information about recreational running. The site links to both England Athletics and Run England websites where full information is available.

North West Disability Awareness Day

Part of the Local Coach Development Programme, a Disability Awareness will take place at Sportcity on 22nd February. Sessions will include our Disability Inclusion Training Workshop, followed by focusing on Guide Running and providing the skills for runners to support runners with visual impairment .

Time to Listen workshop: 28th January

A Time to Listen workshop will be taking place on 28th January at Birchwood Golf Club, Warrington. The course is an Athletics-specific safeguarding training targeted specifically at those people in a welfare role or looking to get involved in such role within a club or running group

Club resources for coaching and officiating courses

Whether you are a club looking to encourage more people to get involved as a coach or an official in 2015, or an organisation that understands the value of having qualified volunteers, we have resources to help you guide people to the right course for them.