Coaching News


Supporting #RunAndTalk in 2018

To support Time to Talk Day on 1st February, we 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.

Commonwealth Games comes too soon for Rutherford

Greg Rutherford, the defending long jump champion, has taken the decision to withdraw from Team England for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. The 31-year-old (Marshall Milton Keynes, Dan Pfaff) took the difficult decision having reflected upon the challenges he faces following a period away from competitive athletics.

Applications invited for next round of Club Run

Applications for our Club Run programme are now open for off-track and road running clubs across the country.In the last eighteen months 64 clubs across the country have got involved in the Club Run programme with well over 100 club run visits having taking place to date and over 2000 running participants taking part in the sessions, involving 25 experienced coaches. A further 40+ clubs will have the opportunity to get involved in Club Run during 2018.

Bob Parker

England Athletics is saddened to hear of the news of the passing away of Bob Parker, aged 88. Bob was coach to international athletes including Dave Bedford, Mara Yamauchi, Alison Wyeth and Andrea Whitcombe as well as working with many other club athletes.

BASC bursaries available for coaches and officials

The British Athletics Supporters' Club (BASC) assists Coaches and Officials with bursaries throughout the year. BASC will award sums of up to £250 to successful applicants who wish to pursue higher standards. This might possibly, but not exclusively, involve attending a qualification course run by UK Athletics, England Athletics or similar organisations.

Important Reminder: Information for clubs about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We would like to remind you of important information regarding Data Protection. A change in government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)will be in place from 25th May 2018. Athletics and running clubs will have to ensure that they are compliant with the new Government regulations. Last November England Athletics produced guidance for affiliated clubs and associations to help with identifying the key areas that they should now be addressing as a result of the additional requirements arising from the upcoming introduction of GDPR.

Closing shortly - Stadium Announcers' workshop with Stuart Storey

Do you have some sports commentary or stadium announcing experience and are looking for ways to develop your skills further? We are pleased to announce that legendary sports commentator Stuart Storey has kindly agreed to work with us to share his expertise and knowledge with budding commentators who are enthusiastic to cover athletics events. You have until Sunday 21 January to register your interest.