A round-up of some of the performances from the past week, both in the UK and overseas. Apart from the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run and Cardiff University / Cardiff Half Marathon, other events of note include the Redcar Half Marathon, won by Alyson Dixon, and other HM events from Cheltenham, Lincoln and Cumbria, 10k events from Middlesex, Southend and Bangor; and other road events from Slovakia, Italy, Netherlands, USA. Results also from the RWA Festival of Walking held in Hillingdon.
On Sunday 22nd October the AAA Tom Pink Relays are taking place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre and there is a fantastic opportunity to be able to volunteer at the event. This is a really great opportunity for anyone looking to find out more about officiating or gain their experiences for their officials' licence.
Birmingham is to be the UK's official candidate city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Culture Secretary Karen Bradley has announced. The government, Birmingham 2022 bid team and Commonwealth Games England are finalising the formal bid submission. Commonwealth Games England will submit the bid to the Commonwealth Games Federation shortly.
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.
Clubs affiliated with England Athletics will be able to apply for club entries into the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. Club entries will open towards the end of October.The number of entries given to each club is based on how many first claim registered members over the age of 18 the club has. Please ensure yor registration are up to date to be ready to apply for you club places. Championship entries also open for eligible athletes towards the end of November. It is now possible to register your interest in a Championship entry so you can be notified when entries open.
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.