The AAA Tom Pink Relays have been bringing joy to thousands of children across the country each year since 2007. The format, which introduces athletics competition to the younger age groups, has been funded from a legacy left to the AAA by the Pink Family in memory of their son Tom, a keen athlete who was tragically killed in a car accident at the age of 18.
What have Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Geoff Capes, Katharine Merry, Bracknell AC Game Changers, RunTogether Mind Sole and Orion Harriers have in common? The answer: they were all recognized for their contribution to athletics and running at the England Athletics 2018 Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards evening in October.
England Athletics have a dedicated team of Club Support Managers that can provide support and guidance to affilated Athletics and Running Clubs. Read more on how a CSM helped a Cornwall club to raise awareness of the importance of physical preparation as part of athlete development.
A look at some of the top athletics performances from the past week at events including the Youth Olympic Games, Durban 10km, Manchester Half Marathon, Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run, and the Cardiff Cross Challenge. Other highlights include the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival (Australia), The Running Festival at Goodwood, Eden Project Marathon (Cornwall), and Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon.
Toni Minichiello, Mick Hill and Mike Holmes to present at national coach and athlete combined events workshop
England Athletics will be hosting a two day National combined events workshop on 10 - 11 November with presenters including Toni Minichiello, Mick Hill and Mike Holmes. The workshop format will be based around theory and practical sessions, with invited senior and junior athletes taking part in the practical sessions.
A 16 strong team of Under 20 and Under 23 athletes performed admirably in the Rennes 10k International team competition in Brittany, France which took place on Sunday 14 October.
Our congratulations to our 2018 National Volunteer Award winners who were presented and recognised at Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards evening. Ten awards were made to people, clubs and organisations who have given so much time and energy to the sport.
Greats of athletics, Tommy Green, Geoff Capes, John Regis, Aston Moore, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Peter Matthews, and Katharine Merry were inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Ricoh Arena this evening. As well as the new inductees to the England Athletics Hall of Fame, the night saw volunteers from across the country honoured in the National Volunteer Awards to celebrate their dedication and service to the sport.
Our England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards presentation evenings are now complete and the South East est awards were presented on 4 October in Guildford. Ten South East Region winners received their awards. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are a chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community.
Our England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards presentation evenings are now complete and the South West awards were presented on 29 September at the Exeter Golf Country Club. Ten South West Region winners received their awards from special guest Jo Pavey.