The timetable for the England Athletics Senior and Under 20 Indoor Combined Events Championships, which also include theWelsh, Northern and Midlands Senior and U20 Combined Events indoor Champs and Walks is now available. The championships take place in Sheffield on 7th - 8th January 2017.
There were new Year's Honours for many of our successful athletes and for servants of the sport who support them. Those honoured include Sir Roger Bannister, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah. Our Paralympic sprinters who have been recognised receive MBEs. Volunteers Burkhard Gravis and Angela Copson both receive the BEM.
The North of Tyne Athletics Network (NOTAN), are hosting its Annual General Meeting at the Village Hotel, Newcastle, on Wednesday 11th January 2016. The event will mark the 6th anniversary of the Network, and include the election of its Executive Board, and a blue print of its 5 year plan, Developing a Community Asset.
The West Midlands Region 2017 London Mini Marathon Trials will take place on 18th February, at the Stourport Cycleway. These trials are for selection into the West Midlands team for the London Mini Marathon which takes place on 23rd April 2017.
A round-up of some of the action over the festive period, including a win in Poole by Partridge, while Adam Bowden was the quickest parkrunner on Christmas Day. Also news from Brighton Boxing Day Walks and Run, Ribble Valley 10k, the Clevedon Boxing Day 4 and Christmas parkrun records.
uCoach is the online resource for athletics coaches in the UK - a one-stop shop for coaches to access information about coach development, coaching qualifications, events, news and coaching resources. Updates from 19th to 24th December 2016 are listed.
England Athletics sends Season's Greetings to everyone we have worked with in 2016.
Elections for the England Athletics Regional Councils will take place in February and March of 2017. If you know of someone who is passionate about our sport and who has the drive and commitment to make a difference, then please nominate them for a place on your Regional Council.
England Athletics CEO Chris Jones has recorded a special video with a review of 2016 and a look ahead to athletics and running in 2017.
Basildon Athletics Club has just invested £10,000 in a graded range of new vaulting poles, in order to facilitate the development of its members. The next stage of the project is to invest in some coaching expertise to upskill resident voluntary club coaches, as well as providing some direct coaching to club members. The club are seeking a paid Pole Vault coach.