Teams from across the globe will gather in Cardiff on Sunday 7th October for what will be the inaugural Commonwealth Half-Marathon Championships. England Athletics are pleased to be sending full teams to compete against teams from Australia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are due to gather in Cardiff.
This coming weekend the MBNA Chester Marathon will host a team of around 170 runners England Age Group Masters runners who will don the specially designed England representative masters vest.
We are delighted to announce that Britain's second fastest female marathon runner Mara Yamauchi, leading physiologist Dr Charlie Pedlar and one of Britain's best endurance coaches Bud Baldaro will be involved in England Athletics' marathon development activity this winter. Mara, Charlie and Bud will be attending the first marathon development weekend this winter and then Mara and Charlie will have further involvement in the workshops and masterclasses to be held later this winter.
England Athletics Affiliated Clubs and RunTogether groups can apply to be part of the #RunAndTalk programme and appoint Mental Health Champions on their behalf. The application window for October is now open. Once appointed Mental Health Champions are provided with guidance and advice to support them in the role along.
Two U23 English athletes are going out to Ljubljana, Slovenia to compete in The final round of the Mountain Running World Cup series this coming weekend.
Nottingham and the popular Ikano Bank Robin Hood Half-Marathon was host to this year's England Half Marathon Championships and two new worthy England Champions emerged from yesterday's race.
England Athletics have a dedicated team of Club Support Managers that can provide support and guidance to affiliated Athletics and Running Clubs. Bradford Airedale Athletics Club recently accessed support through Club Support Manager, Emma Hurst for challenges they were facing around facility developments at Horsfall Stadium in Bradford.
On Saturday 13 October we will induct more of the greats of the sport into the England Athletics Hall of Fame and honour those volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to athletics and running. You can join us, Hall of Fame inductees, volunteers and more at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, for this exciting awards evening.
This National Fitness Day (26 September), DW Fitness First is delighted to pioneer a new lunchtime fitness concept, the Healthy Half Hour, encouraging companies across the UK to give their staff half an hour extra paid lunch break if their employees pledge to do something active.
Walsall in the West Midlands was the venue to celebrate our amazing volunteers in that region. Katharine Merry hosted the evening and Acting Regional Chair Dave Lodwick presented the awards to the winners and runners up in ten categories. Winners are then put forward to our National Volunteer Awards.