England Athletics News

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Getting disabled and non-disabled people running together

On Bank Holiday Monday 7 May 2018, Cambridge charity Power2Inspire is organising a new Super Sensory 1k event at Histon and Impington Recreation Ground as part of the annual Impington Festival of Running. The event celebrates inclusion and getting disabled and non-disabled people participating in physical activity together.

Research study into reaction times - subjects wanted

Bangor University, supported by England Athletics, are looking for athletes in the North West of England who are aged 18-35 with 8 years' experience of sprinting to take part in a research study into reaction times. The research is into reaction times and deaf athletes, but as part of it they need to also test hearing athletes.

New Look National Guide Runner Database - Find a Guide

England Athletics and British Blind Sport have today re-launched 'Find a Guide', a national guide runner database to support more people with a visual impairment to run. The database is an online tool for anyone aged 18 years or older with a visual impairment to find a guide runner, whether they have never run before, are a gym-goer looking to take their running outdoors or a seasoned runner looking for a new guide.

Gold Coast 2018 will be the most gender equal major multi-sports event in history

With just four weeks to go until the start of Gold Coast 2018, and to mark International Women's Day, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have announced that the XXI edition of the Commonwealth Games will be the most gender equal in major multi-sport event history. In addition to the recruitment of technical officials, equality of medal opportunities and promotion of coaching opportunities, the CGF Gender Equality Strategy supports and influences the participation and representation of women and girls across broadcast and media, marketing initiatives, volunteering and governance at the 2018 Games and beyond.

Commonwealth Games England Para Athletics squad for 2018 Games announced

Paralympic and World champions Sophie Hahn and Kadeena Cox are among 18 para athletes announced for Team England's athletics squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Both starred at this summer's World Para Athletics Championships in London; Hahn winning double gold in the T38 100m and 200m, while Cox sealed the T38 400m title along with winning two further medals. They will be competing at their first Commonwealth Games in the T38 100m.

R.E.D January - Raise awareness and support for mental health by Running

Mind, the mental health charity is teaming up with R.E.D January to encourage people to Run Every Day throughout January to support their own mental wellbeing, while raising awareness and support for mental health. How far or fast people run, or walk is completely up to them, but by getting active for 31 consecutive days in January they can not only kick-start their own year, but also make a positive difference to the lives of others.

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.

Queen's Birthday Honours for three of our athletics family

An athletics club volunteer, a seated thrower, and a coach have all been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The BEM (British Empire Medal) was awarded to Ros Cramp for services to Disability Sport and to Ron Allison for services to Athletics. Paralympian Claire Harvey receives an MBE for services to Diversity, Inclusion and Sport. In addition, Sport England's CEO Jennie Price was recognised for her work.

Ashford Leisure Trust wins National Diversity Award

Ashford Leisure Trust has been nationally recognised for its work with disabled people by winning the 2017 SPORTA award for Championing Diversity. SPORTA runs a yearly awards ceremony to promote the unique and distinctive nature of leisure and culture trusts and the important contribution they make to the improvement in health and wellbeing in local communities around the UK.

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