More than 50 athletes and coaches gathered for an event in the Forest of Dean to train and take part in workshop sessions with Bud Baldaro, Andi Drake, Tracy Barlow, Nick Anderson and others. The programme is part of England Athletics' work to support athletes and coaches and raise the standard of marathon running in England with specific targets set for achievement by 2022.
England Athletics are launching a series of Road Shows for the club road running community. The Road Shows are open to club officers, coaches, leaders and club members and offer an opportunity to find out more about some of the new and existing initiatives that aim to support road running clubs, as well as an opportunity for you to share your ideas with us.
One the many benefits of England Athletics club affiliation is the opportunity to receive support from a Club Support Manager. Emma Hurst gives a brief overview of her role covering Derbyshire, Staffordshire, South Yorkshire and North Yorkshire.
Club Run visits have been successful over the past couple of months. Nick Anderson visiited 2 clubs recently to deliver their sessions and feeback from both Hart Road Runners and the New Forest Runners Club has been very positive. England Athletics' Club Run programme is a free series of practical coaching sessions led by coaches linked to the England Athletics coach development programmes with experience in off track running.
This webinar aims to help sports professionals and volunteers, specifically coaches, working with athletes of all ages and abilities to detect possible eating problems at an early stage as well as looking at subjects such as how coaches can contribute to reducing the eating disorder risk and how coaches can support athletes who are currently experiencing eating problems.
Valley Striders Running Club on the outskirts of Leeds are amongst the latest clubs to take part in the England Athletics Club Run programme, which connects clubs with experienced endurance coaches who can help provide clubs, leaders, coaches and the club runner with a fresh perspective.
Since 1 April 2017 the Club Support Manager (CSM) role has been integral to the day-to-day running of England Athletics, particularly with regards our work in supporting our affiliated clubs. The role of the Club Support Manager is to work strategically as part of a local team to provide high-quality support and guidance to a number of affiliated clubs and groups in their patch.
Wednesday 15th November saw a celebration evening in honour of Charlie Kelly winning the Award for Services to Athletics for the West Midlands Region. Charlie Kelly has influenced a number of athletes, coaches and parents, in his decades of service in our sport. So, what better way to celebrate than invite as many of his athletes, past and present, over the years as possible!
Clubs are full of volunteers whose tireless contributions have a hugely positive impact on other people's enjoyment within the sport. How do we best celebrate these volunteer heroes? Sophie Warden shares a new initiative her club Preston Harriers have introduced with the aim of doing just that.
UK Athletics, England Athletics and our colleagues at the Home Country Athletics Federations welcome the news that the Sports Minister Tracey Crouch has secured ministerial support to change the law on positions of trust to include sports coaches.Our organisations have supported the NSPCC campaign for this change in the law, with the UK Athletics welfare team continually lobbying over a number of years.