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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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
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.
Commonwealth Games medallist Jade Lally recently visited 2 schools in Manchester as part of a sportsmanship campaign pilot. Year 7 and 8 pupils had the opportunity to listen to Jade talking about her career, from her first encounter with athletics to her Commonwealth success, and she offered sound advice for students at the beginning of their own sporting journeys.
As part of the Greater Manchester and Cheshire Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP), Ted Grey will deliver a free workshop to help coaches introduce hurdling to novice athletes and look at the teaching progressions.
A 3 hour workshop for all endurances coaches working with young endurance athletes in the U15-U17 age group will be held on 16th November at Edge Hill University (Ormskirk). The session will be a practical session with two elements, one looking at Strength and conditioning of younger athletes.