Female athletes at the warm weather training camp in Portugal.

Talent Programme athletes head to Portugal for warm weather training

As part of the England Athletics Talent programme, 17 athletes and three coaches attended a warm weather training camp in Vilamoura, Portugal. The camp consisted of track, road and trail sessions along with easy runs and strength and conditioning. The athletes and coaches joined the Loughborough University group, led by Kyle Bennett, that were out there at the same time. The athletes worked very well together and learnt off each other. This worked perfectly for the training groups and enabled great training sessions. The athletes also got to work with Ciaran Keen and Steve Smith who were out there as part of our medical management team and added a huge benefit to the athletes during the camp. 
Birmingham 2 August 2022. Hannah Cockroft (England) wins the women's T33/34 100m. Photo by Mark Shearman

Thank you to our incredible volunteers

In honour of National Volunteers Week, we asked some prominent names in the sport if they had any volunteers they would like to thank for their outstanding contribution.
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15% off all coaching courses this UK Coaching Week

Today (Monday 5 June) marks the start of UK Coaching Week, a chance to raise awareness of the outstanding contribution made by coaches across the country. To celebrate this important occasion, we are delighted to be offering, for the first time ever, a 15% discount off all coaching courses.
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Olivia Holbrook flies the flag for young Officials

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The importance of volunteers

It's National Volunteers' Week! Volunteers have paved the way for the journeys of many athletes and helped them achieve and record their greatest performances. Whether a teacher, coach, club member, parent or official, this sport wouldn't exist without their contributions.
Alicia Barrett competing in the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Games

Unsung heroes: the pivotal role parents play in sports

Parents and carers play a pivotal role in encouraging and supporting their children’s participation in competitive sport. For anyone who participated in athletics as a youngster, they’ll know only too well that mums and dads are the unsung heroes of their child’s success. From early alarm calls and driving countless motorway miles to fulfilling the roles of financier, coach, and counsellor, parents as volunteers and inspirational role models keep the sport alive. We caught up with three parents of talented young athletes to find out a little more.
Andrew Grenfell coaching young athletes at Rossendale Harriers

Andrew Grenfell – giving back to the sport

Andrew Grenfell only recently turned to coaching at his local club, Rossendale Harriers, but he, and his coaching partner Jon Cleaver, have already made a big impact. It is great to see the huge and positive impact that Andrew has had on the sport in his new volunteering role. We caught up with him to find out more.
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The 2023 Club Improvement Fund is now open for applications

We are pleased to announce our Club Improvement Fund is returning for 2023 and is now open for applications from member clubs.
Amelie Lane mountain running medallist

Double team bronze for England juniors at International Under 18 Mountain Running Cup

The MaXi-Race in Annecy provided the perfect backdrop for England’s young mountain runners to experience an elite international event and take on the world.  A first step for some in the world of international racing and the next step for others as they continue their development into world class junior athletes.
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Statement on our U20 & U23 Championships (17-18 June)