As Bexley Mencap's Keep Fit classfinishes, the GoodGym runners arrive to start their warm-up. Every week they'd say a quick hello to each other. As some of the Mencap group started to get fitter, they started to see some of the GoodGym runners more regularly at the Bexley parkrun, and now four members of Bexley Mencap have actually joined their local GoodGym and are not only getting fit but also taking an active part in carrying out good deeds to help their local community.
We're supporting Women's Sport Week 2018! Maxine Robbins has gone from becoming involved in the sport as a parent to being part of the England Athletics coaching team for the Loughborough International this year. The role was the latest success Maxine has enjoyed since first becoming involved when her daughter took up pole vaulting.
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!
We round up our Volunteers' Week features with the fantastic Natalie Sampson and her RunTogether Group, Tingley RunFIT, Yorkshire Humberside's RunTogether Group/Leader of the Year 2017. Find out more about Natalie, her group and how you can nominate in a range of categories including Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and more.
It's Volunteer's Week. It's Coaching Week. So what better to do than acknowledge the contributions of some of our coaches? Why not find out more about the England Athletics Volunteer Awards 2017 West Midlands Coach of the Year 2017 Aston Moore, and find out how you can nominate a coach or another volunteer for our 2018 Awards.
It's Volunteer's Week. It's Coaching Week. So we are celebrating the contribution of our coaches. Why not find out more about Bronwin Carter from City of Portsmouth Athletics Club who has spent over 30 years coaching, working with over 20 javelin throwers, 15 shot-putters and 6 para-athletes from all walks of life! You can also learn how you can nominate a coach or another volunteer for our 2018 Awards.
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.
Thomas Finch was the winner of the London region Young Volunteer of the Year in the England Athletics Volunteer Awards 2017. Find out more about Thomas shows immense dedication to all levels of the sport, earning himself some amazing opportunities, and how you can nominate someone for an award!
Newcastle Frontrunners won the North East Club of the Year as part of the England Athletics Volunteer Awards 2017. Find out more about the club and how you can nominate in a range of categories including Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and more.
England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones went to visit the Berkshire club along with Club Support Manager John Harris. The club has a range of training and competition opportunities for athletes but has also been very proactive in the development of young volunteers.