England Athletics News


Winner's Story: Official of the Year, Gordon Staines

Gordon has been officiating for 27 years; the heights he has reached during this time have been spectacular, and yet he remains grounded. Originally from Chesterfield District AC, he now officiates at the highest level, but never fails to turn out for his parent club, and Derby AC, whenever he can.

Journey to the Gold Coast: Jade Lally

On the 4th April 2018 the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be getting underway on Australia's Gold Coast. In October, Team England announced which athletes had been selected to take the 75 allocated places on the athletics squad, and those athletes will now be preparing for what is considered the competition pinnacle for England representative teams. We will be catching up with various members of the squad as they set their sights on next year's event in Queensland.

England team in good form for International Cross Country in Spain

The visit to Venta de Banos in Northern Spain for the International Cross Country Event saw several of the England Athletics team in good form; the best performance of the day came from Nick Goolab with a fine 3rd behind Selemon Bareja Shirtage of Ethiopia. Three senior women and three U20 men placed in the top 10 and the U20W made a clean sweep of the podium positions.

New introductory workshops to help off-track clubs with event organisation

England Athletics are pleased to announce new introductory workshops to help off-track clubs with event organisation. Aimed at new or existing event organisers looking at staging road or multi-terrain races, this introductory workshop aims to provide clubs with both inspiration and information around setting up a new event or revitalizing an existing one.

Has YOUR club taken advantage of our Club Run programme?

England Athletics' Club Run programme is a free initiative specifically aimed at supporting road running clubs. Participating clubs receive a free series of practical coaching sessions led by coaches linked to the England Athletics coach development programmes with experience in off track running. 2018 appllciations are now open.

Celebrating Athletics at BBC Sports Personality of the Year

2018's BBC Sports Personality of the Year event was a night full of successes for Athletics. Not only did Sir Mo Farah win the coveted Sports Personality of the Year trophy with Jonnie Peacock 3rd, but Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award and the British Athletics relay team coaches won Coach of the Year. Plus, RunTogether group leader Denise Larrad - one of the many volunteers that are invaluable to our sport - won the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award!

Reminder - special events for the road running community

England Athletics are launching a series of Road Shows for the club road running community. The Road Shows are open to club officers, coaches, leaders, Race Directors and club members and offer an opportunity to find out more about some of the new and existing initiatives that aim to support road running clubs, as well as an opportunity for you to share your ideas with us.