England Athletics News

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Women's Sport Week - Helen Clitheroe

We're supporting Women's Sport Week 2018! #WSW2018. As an athlete Helen was a European Indoor champion at 3000m and set a British record for Steeplechase in the 2008 Olympics. She is now a coach and leads on England Athletics' targeted event initiative work for the steeplechase in providing opportunities for athletes and coaches to develop and progress in the event.

Women's Sport Week - Maxine Robbins

We're supporting Women's Sport Week 2018! Maxine Robbins has gone from becoming involved in the sport as a parent to being part of the England Athletics coaching team for the Loughborough International this year. The role was the latest success Maxine has enjoyed since first becoming involved when her daughter took up pole vaulting.

Road Running Road Shows this summer

England Athletics are hosting just two more Road Running Roadshows - on the 9th and 10th July. So if you are a club officer, road running coach or leader, or anyone else involved with off-track running - and want an opportunity to find out more about some of our initiatives that aim to support road running clubs, come and join us! There's also the chance to meet England 10k Champion Ashley Gibson and European Cross-Country medallist Naomi Taschimowitz.

Making a difference in the sport… and loving it!

Last week saw a chance to celebrate the contributions of coaches and other volunteers in the sport as both Coaching Week and Volunteers' Week were held. Athletics and running are built on the contributions of volunteers such as coaches, officials, club officers, event organisers and more. And these roles offering hugely rewarding experiences - here's how you can get involved!

Volunteers & Coaching Week – England Athletics Award winner focus Bronwin Carter

It's Volunteer's Week. It's Coaching Week. So we are celebrating the contribution of our coaches. Why not find out more about Bronwin Carter from City of Portsmouth Athletics Club who has spent over 30 years coaching, working with over 20 javelin throwers, 15 shot-putters and 6 para-athletes from all walks of life! You can also learn how you can nominate a coach or another volunteer for our 2018 Awards.

IMPORTANT: NEW UKA Throws Safety Guidance

Following a recent incident where a hammer thrown from a well maintained cage, carried 6 lanes of a track and caused a minor injury to a spectating athlete; UK Athletics (UKA) has produced new guidance for the safe management of hammer and discus throwing. The guidance is applicable to both training and competition situations, and should be implemented immediately.

Our Youth Volunteering resource is now online

Our Youth Volunteering resource can provide advice and guidance on recruiting, supporting and retaining young volunteers to all members of the Athletics and Running community, so has been made into an online resource which can be accessed by anyone wanting further information and support in this area.

RunTogether Satellite Clubs

The Satellite Club programme for 2018-2019 is giving England Athletics affiliated clubs the opportunity to apply for a package of support, to encourage more young people aged between 14-25 to start or become more physically active through running.

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