England Athletics News

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Representative road running opportunities for 2018

England Athletics value the importance of competitive road running opportunities for those athletes looking to gain international experience in preparation for major competitions. We are pleased to announce two England Athletics international representative opportunities for road runners; the Parelloop Brunssum 10k in the Netherlands, and the Armagh International 5k / 3k in Northern Ireland.

Marathon programme - new opportunities for athletes and coaches

England Athletics have a new marathon programme that will support coaches and athletes with the aim of significantly raising the depth of performance at this event. We know that we can only do this in partnership with the coaches, clubs and athletes. This winter activities will include two performance group weekends in the Forest of Dean as well as a series of evenings focussed on marathon preparation.

Bud's Run and Birthday Bash - enter and book now

Bud Baldaro recently turned 70, and the return of the Bud's Run 5K and Bud's Bash therefore have taken on added significance as he once again works with the athletics and running community to raise funds for Parkinson's UK. As well as supporting coaches as part of England Athletics' coach development programmes, Bud has coached many international athletes and been the voice of the commentary at athletics events including the English National cross country and road relays. He was last year induced into the England Athletics Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the sport.

Athletics coaches selected for Women into High Performance programme

After a record number of applications for UK Coaching's Women into High Performance (WiHP) programme, we're pleased to announce that three of the places have been allocated to athletics coaches. Helen Clitheroe (Endurance), Louise Capicutto (Throws) and Maxine Robbins (Pole Vault) are three of the 18 coaches from across 10 sports who made the final cut.

Athletics photo exhibition for Black History Month to inspire and recognise coaches and athletes

UK Athletics will be hosting a unique exhibition in October in celebration of Black History Month. Led by former athlete and now UK Athletics' Vice President Donna Fraser, the black and white photographic exhibition recognises the contribution of past and present Black and Asian athletics coaches, and focuses on the long-term goal of continuing to inspire the next generation to get into athletics for years to come.

Countdown to the Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards - you can be there!

On Saturday 14 October our Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards night will be hosted by Katharine Merry. The sport will honour volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to athletics and running in their community, and induct more of the greats of the sport into the England Athletics Hall of Fame. You can come along to be part of it.

Opportunities to get into coaching

Becoming a coach is a great way of enjoying athletics. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved, or have been inspired by seeing how other people have made a difference to people's lives, coaching has plenty to offer. Throughout the winter, as well as development opportunities for existing coaches, there are many courses for you to start your journey into coaching.

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