Run yourself happy - the 'miracle cure' improving Brits' mental health; running in a group makes 90% of people happier. Whilst the physical benefits of running are well known, new research released today reveals that improvements in emotional health and wellbeing are being experienced by an extraordinary three-quarters of runners.
At England Athletics helping to improve the experience volunteers have in our sport really matters to us. To help with this, we want to hear your ideas about how we can help to make it better. If you are involved in volunteering, in any role, we'd really appreciate you taking 5 minutes to fill in a short survey.Your answers will help us to establish what better support we can provide to help you in your role.
Clubs are reminded that the last of our Consultation Events for 2017 will be taking place in London (6th November), the North East (20th November) and the South East (6th December).
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) prohibited list, which is updated at least annually, identifies substances and methods which athletes are prohibited from using under the anti-doping rules. The 2018 version of this list which comes into effect on 1 January 2018 is now available. Athletes and coaches should make themselves aware of this list and where they can find further anti-doping information.
The Saucony English Cross Country Relays take place on the 4th November at Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. For the 12th consecutive year, over 1000 teams have entered this year's championships with new record of 1273 teams being achieved.
Hereford and Worcester Schools' Athletics Assocation are pleased to announce their event dates for 2018.
With our coach development workshops now well underway, we report from the first Midlands Coach and Athlete Development Day held in Nottingham and run by Rob Careless, our Regional Coaching Lead for Throws (Midlands). It was packed with discussion, debate and practical sessions relating to Planning and Physical Preparation as well as technical sessions delivered by leading national coaches. The event was part of this autumn and winter's coach development activity.
While Dewi Griffiths was hitting headlines thanks to his superb marathon debut in Frankfurt there were a number of other top performances including at the Scottish Relays event at Cumbernauld, Dublin Marathon, UK Trail Running Championships.
Clubs affiliated with England Athletics will be able to apply for club entries into the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon. Club entries are now scheduled to open in mid-November.The number of entries given to each club is based on how many first claim registered members over the age of 18 the club has. Please ensure your registrations are up to date to be ready to apply for your club places. Championship entries also open for eligible athletes towards the end of November. It is now possible to register your interest in a Championship entry so you can be notified when entries open.
England Athletics affiliated club and charity, Fitmums Friends has been selected as a finalist in this year's UK Coaching Awards. The awards celebrate great coaching from people and organisations who have demonstrated outstanding success over the previous 12 months.