England's men's and women's teams both came away from the first staging of the Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships. As well as medals the team also picked up a host of PBs in the event in Cardiff.
There was a great day of action at Sutton Park as the Senior Men and Women and Young Athletes contested the autumn road relays titles. With Stockport Harriers claiming the men's title for the first time in the club's history and Aldershot, Farnham District winning the women's title for the third consecutive year the young athletes races saw the titles shared around.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and for all the work that you undertake week in, week out, to develop our great sport, and to create opportunities for all participants, whatever their aspirations and abilities.
The Regional Coach Athlete Technical Workshops are back for 2018/2019 - these workshops are aimed at all coaches who have a coaching licence, and aim is to bring coaches and athletes together to network and improve coaching practice.
The National Speed Conference is back with a bang. It takes place from Friday evening 30 November to 2 December at the Ibis Hotel in Birmingham - with practical demonstrations at the Alexander Stadium. The conference is open to coaches of all levels although the content will be tailored around Athletics Coach level and above. Booking is now open.
Teams from across the globe will gather in Cardiff on Sunday 7th October for what will be the inaugural Commonwealth Half-Marathon Championships. England Athletics are pleased to be sending full teams to compete against teams from Australia, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are due to gather in Cardiff.
This coming weekend the MBNA Chester Marathon will host a team of around 170 runners England Age Group Masters runners who will don the specially designed England representative masters vest.
We are delighted to announce that Britain's second fastest female marathon runner Mara Yamauchi, leading physiologist Dr Charlie Pedlar and one of Britain's best endurance coaches Bud Baldaro will be involved in England Athletics' marathon development activity this winter. Mara, Charlie and Bud will be attending the first marathon development weekend this winter and then Mara and Charlie will have further involvement in the workshops and masterclasses to be held later this winter.
England Athletics Affiliated Clubs and RunTogether groups can apply to be part of the #RunAndTalk programme and appoint Mental Health Champions on their behalf. The application window for October is now open. Once appointed Mental Health Champions are provided with guidance and advice to support them in the role along.
England Athletics have a dedicated team of Club Support Managers that can provide support and guidance to affiliated Athletics and Running Clubs. Bradford Airedale Athletics Club recently accessed support through Club Support Manager, Emma Hurst for challenges they were facing around facility developments at Horsfall Stadium in Bradford.