England Athletics News


#GoCoach Campaign Boosts Course Bookings

England Athletics today reveals a significant spike in coaching course bookings in the first three weeks of its new #gocoach campaign. Fronted by the joint fastest woman in the world in 2018, Dina Asher-Smith, #gocoach aims to bring 10,000 new people into athletics and running coaching by 2020.

UKA announces new throws cage safety specification

UK Athletics has announced plans to undertake an exercise to bring all UK throws safety cages up to modern IAAF standard specifications over the next few years. The move will see more than 200 UK throws cages modified to meet international cage standards.

Anti-doping update - WADA 2019 Prohibited list

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 2019 version of this list which comes into effect on 1 January 2019 is available. Athletes and coaches should make themselves aware of this list and where they can find further anti-doping information.

Community Sport and Recreation Awards

Entries for the Sport and Recreation Alliance annual Community Sport and Recreation Awards are open and will close on on Sunday 18 November. This awards programme is free and easy to enter and has been running for over 20 years. The awards programme focuses on celebrating the great work going on in sport and recreation at a grassroots level, and champions grassroots work on a national scale, using examples of best practice to drive positive, societal change.

Celebrating the great and the good in the England Athletics family

What have Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Geoff Capes, Katharine Merry, Bracknell AC Game Changers, RunTogether Mind Sole and Orion Harriers have in common? The answer: they were all recognized for their contribution to athletics and running at the England Athletics 2018 Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards evening in October.

Greats of the sport honoured in 2018 Hall of Fame inductions

Greats of athletics, Tommy Green, Geoff Capes, John Regis, Aston Moore, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Peter Matthews, and Katharine Merry were inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Ricoh Arena this evening. As well as the new inductees to the England Athletics Hall of Fame, the night saw volunteers from across the country honoured in the National Volunteer Awards to celebrate their dedication and service to the sport.

South East volunteer award winners

Our England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards presentation evenings are now complete and the South East est awards were presented on 4 October in Guildford. Ten South East Region winners received their awards. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are a chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community.