England Athletics News


A string of good performances from England in Spain

Taking part in the high class Atapeurca International Cross Country in Burgos, Spain on Sunday 11 November, athletes from England had to work hard in their races. This early season event always attracts top athletes from Ehtiopia, Kenya and Countries around Europe, however Home Country athletes held their own with string of good performances.

CEO Visit - Spenborough & District Athletics Club

England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones headed to Yorkshire club Spenborough District AC to find out more about their activities. The club trains at Princess Mary Athletics Stadium in Cleckheaton. On arrival Chris was met by the club chair Jason Newell who outlined the set-up of the club and the different training groups who would be in action that evening.

Support nationwide mental health and physical activity survey

Take part in the first nation-wide study of mental health in the sport and physical activity workforce in the United Kingdom. The study is intended for anyone aged 16 and above and is concerned with identifying the ways in which the mental health of those who work and volunteer in sport and physical activity can be best supported and promoted.

UKA announces new throws cage safety specification

UK Athletics has announced plans to undertake an exercise to bring all UK throws safety cages up to modern IAAF standard specifications over the next few years. The move will see more than 200 UK throws cages modified to meet international cage standards.

New measures in coach education to further improve safeguarding

UKA have today announced a new mandatory online safeguarding course for all athletics coaches has been launched in an effort to ensure that all children, young people and adults at risk within the sport are protected. UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations, have been working with EduCare - an independent and industry-leading provider - to develop the bespoke online safeguarding course which will meet the blended training requirements within the Child Protection in Sport Unit(CPSU) annual NGB assessment process.

Race Director course: 9 February 2019

runbritain are holding a Race Directors' Course in Stoke-on-Trent on 9 February 2019. The Race Directors' course is a must for anyone looking to improve the quality of any event they deliver and support. This is particularly useful for partners and junior team members wanting to take on more responsibility and organise their own events in the future.

Anti-doping update - WADA 2019 Prohibited list

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list, which is updated at least annually, identifies substances and methods which athletes are prohibited from using under the anti-doping rules. The 2019 version of this list which comes into effect on 1 January 2019 is available. Athletes and coaches should make themselves aware of this list and where they can find further anti-doping information.

Saucony ECCA National Cross Country Relays

There were some great races once again as the cross country relays were held at their now traditional home of Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. Large fields were involved and a range of clubs made their impression on the event as the athletes contested the titles and medals at the front end and many rivalries through the fields.