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Bicester AC host end of summer season fun competition to engage more parents

Bicester Athletics Club hosted an ‘end of summer season fun competition’ at the club and used it as an opportunity to deliver a volunteer recruitment session to try and engage more parents within the club. The event was organised to celebrate all the hard work from parents and athletes and promote future volunteering opportunities within the club that the parents could get involved in.

Ashford Leisure Trust wins National Diversity Award

Ashford Leisure Trust has been nationally recognised for its work with disabled people by winning the 2017 SPORTA award for Championing Diversity.  SPORTA runs a yearly awards ceremony to promote the unique and distinctive nature of leisure and culture trusts and the important contribution they make to the improvement in health and wellbeing in local communities around the UK.

Coaching - get more from the sport

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. 

Steeplechase training for beginners and improvers

The May dates for steeplchase training sessions at the Julie Rose stadum in Kent are now available.  There is a weekly session for beginners which includes an introduction to the event, hurdling and barrier clearance.  This is followed by a performance development session for those with some experience and consists of practical sessions to improve hurdling, barrier clearance and water jump skills.

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Event Group Coach integration day: Endurance (qualification)

The Event Group Integration Day is the final step in gaining an Event Group Qualification and will pull together much of the content covered within the qualification online modules, through discussion and group work.  Coaches who have completed the Event Group Endurance online course of this qualification should book on to one of these Integration Days.

Stantonbury Athletics Stadium, Soskin Drive, Milton Keynes. MK14 6GB

Event Group Coach integration day: Sprints and Hurdles (qualification)

The Event Group Integration Day is the final step in gaining an Event Group Qualification and will pull together much of the content covered within the qualification online modules, through discussion and group work.  Coaches who have completed the Event Group Sprints and Hurdles online course of this qualification should book on to one of these Integration Days.

Stantonbury Athletics Stadium, Soskin Drive, Milton Keynes. MK14 6GB

National Endurance Conference - How to Win: The Development of Power and Speed for Endurance

England Athletics’ National Endurance Conference with speakers including Malcolm Brown (coached to many international athletes as well as Alistair and Jonny Brownlee), and Barry Fudge (Head of Endurance at British Athletics). You can be part of the weekend which takes the theme “How to Win - the development of power and speed for endurance” and has a mix of workshop, practical, discussion and networking sessions.

The Devon Hotel, Old Matford Lane, Exeter EX2 8XU

Steeplechase training for beginners and improvers

Two practical sessions
- An introduction to the event, hurdling and barrier clearance. Suitable for athletes aged 11+.  No previous experience of steeplechase is needed.
- Practical sessions to improve hurdling, barrier clearance and water jump skills. Suitable for athletes aged 13+ who have some experience of steeplechase training.

Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Kent TN24 9QX