Weekly Update: Athletics and Running for everyone @home

Read below for the latest updates to our Athletics & Running for everyone @ home section – to help all of you in the England Athletics family to stay active and stay connected as we all spend more time at home.

We have a variety of new online activities plus an update from some of our partners.

Weekly30 Run Challenge

SIGN-UP for our new Weekly30 Run Challenge starting 20/21 June – your chance to represent your club and sport plus go head-to-head with runners from across the country in a virtual running competition. You’ll be competing against a nationwide online community of runners – the competition will be fierce and the pride of your club and sport is at stake!

Click here to find out more and register free online

New Coaching Masterclass webinars

England Athletics is hosting two Coaching Masterclass webinars with elite coaches Andy Hobdell (Tuesday 16 June) and Harry Marra (Wednesday 1 July). The masterclass mini-series, which has already featured a webinar with 1988 Olympic Steeplechase medallist turned coach Mark Rowland, will see presentations from the coaches and will also include an opportunity for participants to pose their questions in a live Q&A at the end of each session. The cost of each webinar is £10 per person and you can click here to find out more and register online.

Club Support webinars & forums

Sign-up now to join our next Club Support webinar & Virtual Club Forums. The next Club Support webinar will focus on ‘Competition 2020 – what could this look like?’ (11:00/18:00 Wed 17 Jun). Our next Virtual Club Forums, designed to share information, ideas and best practice, will focus on ‘Training’ (11:00/18:00 Wed 24 Jun) and ‘Club Networking’ (11:00/18:00 Thu 25 Jun).

Click here to view the schedule and register free online.

Brought to you by our partners…

Digital Running Show:  Join us at the Digital Running Show where Andy Anstey from England Athletics and Paul Larkins, Editor of Trail Running & former GB middle distance runner, will be hosting a session (11:00 Sat 13 Jun) titled ‘Virtual Running + Weekly30 Run Challenge’. You’ll be able to learn more about virtual running and also find out about our brand new Weekly30 Run Challenge free virtual running competition!

Click here to sign-up for the Digital Running Show (only £1.99 with £1 donated to charity – plus a limited number of free places are also available on this link – first come first served!)

Aftershokz:  This June, our official headphones partner Aftershokz brings you a 12-day home workout challenge! It will be a series of FULL BODY workouts, with NO EQUIPMENT needed & suitable for ALL LEVELS. It’s entirely FREE to take part, and simply by joining in you could win yourself AfterShokz prizes as a reward for your efforts!

Join the workouts – click here to find out more.

Weekly Challenge with Jenny Meadows

This week saw the last in our current series of Weekly Challenges with Jenny Meadows – and Jenny finished with a tricky Balance Challenge! You’ll need to surround yourself with six household items (of your choice!) and then it’s time to get on one leg and see if you can reach the items with your other foot. It’s not as easy as it looks… and Jenny also has extra suggestions to make it even more difficult! Make sure you tag us into pics/videos of your efforts on social media. Click here to watch Jenny’s video.

Coaching Webinars

Next week our Coaching webinars kick off with topics including: Mon 15 Jun – 18:00 Talent Hubs (London Marathon Programme) / 19:30 Youth Development (Athletics365); Tue 16 Jun – 18:00 Endurance Masterclass with Andy Hobdell (£10) / 19:30 Pole Vault (Pole Technique). Other webinars later in the week will cover Speed – Plyometrics (18:30 Wed 17 Jun), Throws – Glide Shot Put (19:30 Thu 18 Jun), Race Walk – Physiology (11:00 Fri 19 Jun) & Endurance – Interval Training (10:00 Sat 20 Jun).

Click here to view the full schedule and register free online.

Virtual Club Nights

Our Big Quiz is back!! Sign-up now for Round 4 – taking place at 19:00 on Tue 16 Jun. Our popular Virtual Club Night quiz has seen members from clubs across the country go head-to-head to be named Quiz Champion! Register free, spread the word with your club mates and we’ll see you on the night!

Click here to register free online.

Running @ home

We’ve updated our Running @ home section with content suitable for runners of different abilities, including:

  • A Virtual Running round-up including an interview with Les Grant, licensed coach, discussing the benefits of the Racefully virtual running app. Leaders/coaches at affiliated clubs can also create a Premium Tribe on the app for free.
  • New expert interview with… Paula Radcliffe – who talks about the role her parents played in her success and the important role parents have in helping their children stay active.
  • Expert tips on running behaviours and mental health during lockdown, high intensity interval training and ‘What works for you best’.

Click here to visit the Running @ home section.

And there’s more…

Don’t forget there’s also a whole load of other resources that you can access for free, including tools to keep both adults and children active at home. Click here to visit the homepage of Athletics & Running for everyone @ home and see what’s available!

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