England Athletics News - 2012


Athletics Coach - additional modules now available

Further to the fantastic news in relation to the Coach Development and Education Structure in the UK that was communicated in June 2012, we have more great news regarding the development of the Athletics Coach qualification and in particular the Wheelchair Racing Module.

Keynote for South Area Coaching Conference Announced

England Athletics is delighted to announce that Matthew Syed will open the 2012 South Area Coaching Conference with his Keynote: The Growth Mindset and the Science of Motivation. Matthew Syed is a British journalist, broadcaster and author of Bounce, a book described as "a must-read for anyone interested in the science of success, and the mindset and culture that support it".

London Athletics Run! Inclusive and Active 2 Case Study

Run! is an innovative project designed to increase awareness and participation of disability athletics, improving the health of inactive Londoners of all ages and abilities. The project was put in place to address the participation gaps in the inner London boroughs and areas of high deprivation. Run! Activators are meeting the needs of the local community and overcoming barriers including poor access to the sport, limited disabled athletics facilities and traditional clubs negative perception of disabled participants.

Endurance Coaching Workshop

With the ongoing support of London Virgin Marathon and England Athletics, St Mary's Endurance Performance and Coaching Centre (EPACC) invites coaches and athletes to the workshops being delivered on 30 September.

Road runners preparing for season ahead

The ERRA (English Road Running Association) are pleased to announce the dates for their Annual Autumn Relays in October. ERRA will also support an England Athletics selected team for the Toronto Waterfront marathon.

Summer Startrack in Ealing

During July and August a number of Ealing Southall and Middlesex (ESM) younger athletes have played key roles in working with Active Ealing, the Borough of Ealing's sports development team, to run three Startrack weeks at Perivale Park Athletics track.