Today we launch the third round of funding of our successful Game Changers programme. The funding is open to all affiliated clubs, RunTogether groups, and Athletics Associations / Networks or external organisations that work with affiliated clubs in England that are looking to make volunteering accessible for people there might normally be barriers for.
The first of the England Athletics regonal Volunteer Awards were presented last weekend during our Age Group championships in Bedford. All 10 East Region winners received their awards on the Sunday in front of their colleagues, athletes, coaches, officials and spectators.
A new workshop from England Athletics to help off-track clubs with event organisation is aimed at new or existing event organisers looking at staging road or multi-terrain races. This introductory workshop aims to provide clubs with both inspiration and information around setting up a new event or revitalizing an existing one.
During the week of 6th-12th October 2018 in support of World Mental Health Day England Athletics, supported by Mind the mental health charity, are encouraging people to #RunAndTalk to improve their mental wellbeing through running and to break down the stigma associated with mental health by getting people talking about it.
On Saturday 13 October we will honour volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to athletics and running, and induct more of the greats of the sport into the England Athletics Hall of Fame. Join us, previous Hall of Fame inductees, volunteers and more at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, for this exciting awards evening.
Marc Scott (Richmond Zetland, Jerry Schumacher) and Jess Piasecki (Stockport Harriers) claimed the 2018 Men's and Women's England 10k titles in dominant style at last weekend's Trafford 10k.
A new 'Mental Wellbeing in Sport and Physical Activity' workshop is now available. This online course was written by EduCare in partnership with Jane Fylan, UK Athletics Duty of Care Lead. It is aimed at those who participate in sport and their support networks such as leaders, coaches, club volunteers, family and medical support staff.
The Virgin Money London Marathon have announced the process for club place allocation for the 2019 event. Applications will open on 5 November with the number of club places allocated based on the number of registered first claim members over the age of 18 on that date. Please ensure your athlete registrations are up to date to be ready to apply for the maximum possible number of club places.
England Athletics are pleased to announce the next application window for Club Run is now open. Currently 40 road running clubs are enlisted on this year's programme with a further 20 places open in this next round.
England Athletics are committed to taking positive action around mental health. Welcome to the 23 new Club / RunTogether groups and their 52 appointed Mental Health Champions who joined the programme in August!