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Supporting #RunAndTalk in 2018

To support Time to Talk Day on 1st February, we 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.

Applications invited for next round of Club Run

Applications for our Club Run programme are now open for off-track and road running clubs across the country.In the last eighteen months 64 clubs across the country have got involved in the Club Run programme with well over 100 club run visits having taking place to date and over 2000 running participants taking part in the sessions, involving 25 experienced coaches. A further 40+ clubs will have the opportunity to get involved in Club Run during 2018.

BASC bursaries available for coaches and officials

The British Athletics Supporters' Club (BASC) assists Coaches and Officials with bursaries throughout the year. BASC will award sums of up to £250 to successful applicants who wish to pursue higher standards. This might possibly, but not exclusively, involve attending a qualification course run by UK Athletics, England Athletics or similar organisations.

Important Reminder: Information for clubs about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We would like to remind you of important information regarding Data Protection. A change in government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)will be in place from 25th May 2018. Athletics and running clubs will have to ensure that they are compliant with the new Government regulations. Last November England Athletics produced guidance for affiliated clubs and associations to help with identifying the key areas that they should now be addressing as a result of the additional requirements arising from the upcoming introduction of GDPR.

Higher Competition Athlete applications for 2018 now open

Higher Competition Athlete applications for 2018 are now open.Athletes are required to complete the 2018 Higher Competition Athlete registration form for new applications. More information regarding Higher Competition Athletes can be found in the UK Athletics Rules for Competition (21 S3 (4)).

Book now for our events specifically for the road running community

If you are involved in the club road running in any role - as a runner, club officer, coach, leader or any other position - we have a series of FREE events designed specifically for you. This is an opportunity for you to share your ideas with senior members of England Athletics staff and to find out about the new and existing initiatives available to support road running clubs. At each of the sessions there will also be an interview and QA with an England Road Running International athlete or experienced coach about their experiences, training and club coaching environments.

England Age Group Masters Opportunities

As many a runner typically makes a few New Year's resolutions and competition goals at the start of each calendar year why not consider getting involved in some of our age group masters competitions. For the masters road running community we have representative teams at 10K and Marathon over a range of age groups.

England Athletics connecting with local clubs

One of the many benefits of affiliating as a club with England Athletics is the opportunity to receive support from a Club Support Manager. Emma Davenport gives a brief overview of her role covering Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and West Yorkshire.

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