England Athletics News

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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!

Athletics Weekly's latest weekly round-up

Recent results from the world of the sport, including coverage of the Oslo Diamond League, Stockholm Diamond League,NCAA Championships, area championshipsand Zharnel Hughes'9.91 100m in Kingston, while other recent highlights included the 90-kilometreComrades Marathon inSouth Africa, NYRR New York Mini 10K (USA), and AtletiCAGenve (Switzerland).

You’re invited - Evenings with Jenny Meadows and DW Fitness First

As part of our partnership with DW Fitness First - the UK's leading gym and retail company - we are offering the opportunity to attend special events with Olympian and World Championships medallist Jenny Meadows. These events are FREE to attend and also include the opportunity for you to find out how DW Fitness First can work locally with your club or RunTogether group.

Race Directors' Course: 21 July

The Race Directors' course is a must for anyone looking to upskill the quality of any event they deliver and support. This is particularly useful for partners and junior team members wanting to take on more responsibility and organise their own events in the future.

Javelin Carnival goes from strength to strength

The late May Bank Holiday weekend saw the UK Javelin Carnival return to Loughborough University for the 4th time. Now in its 7th edition, the event continues to go from strength to strength with some outstanding results across all age groups and just under 50% of competitors taking home either a personal or season's best.

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.

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