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.
The Annual General Meeting of England Athletics Limited (Company) will be held at the Ricoh Arena, Judds Lane, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6AQ on Saturday 14th October 2017 at 11:00. The Agenda includes an item to elect a member representative non-executive director. Information on the candidates is available.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2018 World Marathon Challenge launches next week - join hundreds of other athletes around the world by taking part in the World Marathon Challenge, a relay event where teams of 26-36 runners try to break the world marathon record.
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.
To support World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10th October England Athletics are encouraging people to #runandtalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running, and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it.