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Charlotte Payne: How far can she throw post-cochlear implant surgery?

Having lost all remaining hearing in her “better ear” in December 2023, Charlotte Payne (Paul Dickenson, Reading AC) made the difficult decision to have cochlear implant surgery. The surgery was a success and she has come back stronger, hoping to achieve some big goals in 2024. We caught up with her at Loughborough International to discuss her journey.
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Mile Shy Club: No one gets left behind

The Mile Shy Club, based in Manchester, are a beginner focused RunTogether group aiming to get people running for the first time. We recently caught up with Founder and CEO Jane Dennison to discuss how the group creates an inclusive running environment and their impact on the community.
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#RunAndTalk podcast: Discussing the impact of mental health in running clubs

We are thrilled to share with you the launch of the #RunAndTalk podcast which has been created and hosted by Andrew Ball, a Mental Health Champion and Mental Health First Aid Trainer. The first episode features Hannah Hughes from Fareham Running Club, with the second episode featuring Simon Lynch from Newburn Running Club.
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5 top tips to optimise your recovery

We all know that recovery is important, but with the current boom of running across social media and the increase of hi-tech equipment it is hard to know what effective recovery looks like. We caught up with Tom Craggs, National Endurance Manager (Off Track) with England Athletics, to discuss what is most important for recovery and his top tips to help you in your training.
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Performance round up: April 2024

Throughout April there was lots of talent on show from England athletes on the road and in the mountains. From team camaraderie at the ERRA Road Relay Championships to Olympic qualification at the London Marathon 2024 it has been a great month in athletics and running.
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Simplifying the running jargon: Training pace

Running jargon surrounding training pace can be confusing, especially when you are starting on your running journey. So, Tom Craggs, National Endurance Manager (Off Track) with England Athletics, has used his expertise from coaching top athletes to help us all to better understand the complicated running jargon and how to maximise training benefits.
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North East Counties adopting a different approach

Changing behaviours in athletes, and the reduction in frequent travel has meant those in the northeast of England have had to think differently about their competition offering in the region.
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Congratulations to our Manchester Marathon runners on reaching their goals

On April 14, over 30,000 runners took to the streets of Manchester after months of training and hard work to complete the adidas Manchester Marathon 2024. Among them were Stephen Ball and Eleanor Rollett, the winners of the England Athletics Manchester Marathon prize draw.
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This month's performance round up

There has been lots of action indoors and on the roads for our England athletes this month. From our Age Group Indoor Combined Events and Junior Para Championships to the Anglo-Celtic Plate 100km, there are lots of successes to celebrate.
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Amy Thompson: Celebrating the achievements of women in athletics

International Women’s Day 2024 is all about inspiring inclusion and celebrating the diverse achievements of women. At our recent England Age Group Indoor Championships, we caught up with Amy Thompson, UK number one F41 shot putter, to discuss her achievements and athletics journey.