Join us to discuss road running – and meet international athletes

England Athletics is hosting a further series of events for club runners, coaches, leaders and club officers. As with previous events, you can come along to find out more about England Athletics’ work with road running based clubs and share your own thoughts and ideas with senior members of England Athletics staff.

Each Road Running Road Show event will also have an international endurance athlete attending and attendees will have an opportunity to ask any questions they have about their training, competition and more at the end of each evening.

The sessions will last around 2.5 hours and will be attended by England Athletics programme leads across a range of road running based activities and other senior staff such as our Chief Executive Chris Jones.

Chris Jones said, “Road running clubs are a vital and growing part of the England Athletics membership. Having time together with members of this community is really important for us to help them understand more of the services and opportunities available to them from England Athletics. I, and other members of the England Athletics staff, also value these opportunities to hear the thoughts and views of our members as we consider how best to serve their needs now and in the future.”

Information will be available on a range of activities and services including the Club Run programme to develop road runners and their coaches, Masters competition opportunities, support and resources for event organisers, championships, RunTogether and more.

The dates for February 2019 are as follows:

  • Monday 4 February 2019 – South East: Crown Plaza Gatwick Airport, Crawley, RH11 7SX
    International athlete guest – James Westlake (Club: Crawley AC, Coach: Allison Benton). James made his international marathon debut running for England in Toronto in the autumn, running a personal best of 2:23:06 after just a couple of years in the sport having transitioned from football.
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  • Tuesday 5 February 2019 – South West: Holiday Inn Gloucester-Cheltenham, GL4 3RX
    International athlete guest – Rachel Felton (Shaftesbury Barnet), road and XC international, with a best of 73:42 for Half and 33:25 for 10k.
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  • Wednesday 6 February 2019 – Midlands: Holiday Inn Birmingham-Bromsgrove, B61 9AB
    Hayley Carruthers (Club: Birchfield Harriers). Made her international debut in autumn at the mararthon. Made a massive breakthrough with a 10 minute personal best to set a PB of 2:36:48 and placing her 6th in the 2018 UK rankings.
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  • Tuesday 12 February 2019 – North: Holiday Inn Leeds-Garforth, West Yorkshire, LS25 1LH
    International athlete guest – Philip Sesemann (Club: Leeds City, Coach: Andrew Henderson). Has represented England and GB on the track, cross-country and roads. Bests of 3:40 for 1500m, 7:55 for 3000m on the track and 14:09 and 29:40 at 5k and 10k on the roads.
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To register your interest please email roadrunning@englandathletics.org stating your name, email address, club and role within the club.