With our 2017 consultation events now under way we are pleased to announce details of more of the venues for this year's events. Whatever your role in the sport we want you to come along, tell us what you think and discuss the issues facing the sport as we shape our future work. Thank you to all those who have already contributed or told us they plan to attend. Please make sure your voice is heard.
Macclesfield Harriers AC had a fantastic turnout for their first 'Have A Go: Throwing' event recently. 28 adults attended the session who all had a great time, whilst releasing some life stresses. Many of participants were trying throwing for the first time and had a go at javelin, discus, shot put and hammer over the course of the evening under the club's coaches' expert guidance.
England Athletics is pleased to announce arrangements for the first of our upcoming consultation events. We would like people from all sections of the affiliated athletics and running community to attend. So whatever your role in the sport please see these details.
Whether you're a total couch potato, or already coached to athletic perfection, Manchester City Council want to know YOUR views on physical activity: what would get you active (if you're not already) or what would help you to maintain / improve your fitness?
Macclesfield Harriers AC is holding an open "Have A Go" throw event on the evening of 30th August at Macclesfield Leisure Centre. This free two-hour event will give men and women a chance to try any of the four throwing events (shot put, discus, javelin and hammer). The evening will have a fun and social feel to it, as there will also be live music, food and drink available.
Becoming a coach or leader is a great way of enjoying athletics and running. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or are inspired by seeing how coaches have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer.
County championships will be taking place across England this summer. The vast majority of events will be happening in May with some counties also arranging additional events to take place at other times.
There are lots of coaching and officiating courses taking place in your local area - take a look at the Your Area page and select COURSES from the menu. A number of coaching courses taking place this month still have spaces remaining - see what takes your interest!
Manchester Frontrunners are the latest club to have taken part in the successful Club Run programme. The club is one of the largest LGBT sports club in the country and has a focus on both, increased participation in sport of the LGBT community, as well as coaching and participation in competition.
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.