England Athletics chief executive Chris Jones and chair of the East Midlands regional council David Lodwick headed to the Derbyshire club to find out more about their activities.
England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones went along to visit Ivanhoe Robins with Club Support Manager Heidi Bradley. Also visiting the club for the evening was international distance runner Gemma Steel. Chris, Heidi and Gemma met young athletes, volunteers, and staff of the school where the club meets. They had the opportunity to find out more about how the club currently operates and plans to develop.
As on any normal Tuesday, this one a beautiful summers evening in Kentish Town, North London, Mornington Chasers were gathering at the Talacre Sports Centre prior to their weekly run. But this evening England Athletics chief executive Chris Jones had travelled to London to see the Chasers within their home environment.
England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones, along with the local Club Support Manager Rich Ayling, headed to Wiltshire to meet the volunteers and see the activities taking place on a club night.
The sight of Swansea Harriers' Matthew Rees assisting David Wyeth of Chorlton Runners along the finishing straight of the Virgin Money London Marathon was an act of sportsmanship towards a fellow runner that touched the hearts of millions and, perhaps, brought those two clubs into focus. Yet for those active in the sport across North West England, the Chorlton singlet has become an increasingly regular sight at local and regional races and parkruns and beyond.
England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones, London Regional Council Chair and Board Member Peter Crawshaw, and Club Support Manager Neil Deans went along to see a training night at the winner of the 2016 England Athletics London Club of the Year Award.
Chief Executive Chris Jones and Head of Finance Governance, Michael Davis, headed to the Gloucestershire club to see a training night in full swing at the Prince of Wales Stadium and meet some of the club's volunteers.
Chris Jones and London Council member Jacob Hood headed to the Leyton-based club to meet volunteers and watch the action as over 100 runners from Eton Manor AC and Victoria Park Harriers and Tower Hamlets AC renewed the friendly local rivalry in the two clubs' annual mob match.
If asked to describe the perfect running club, what would you say? Friendly, positive club leaders? Hundreds of members running for social, health and competitive reasons? Group runs for all abilities? A strong presence on social media and at a variety of races? Post run "rehydration and refuelling"? Blackburn Road Runners has all this and more, as England Athletics found on a recent club visit.
England Athletics' chief executive Chris Jones went to the Norfolk club who won the 2016 national Fields in Trust award for Best Athletics Project to find out more about how the club has thrived since being created just over two years ago.