Team Bath

Community Project volunteer award winner provides opportunities for young track and field athletes

The Natasha Lewis Foundation (NLF) works with Team Bath to provide support for not only talented athletes but the club as a whole. This has also enabled the club to work with other community partners such as local schools to arrange teacher training events to help young people get positive first experiences of athletics. And it led to them winning the 2022 Community Project of the Year in the South West.
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I wouldn't have had an athletics career if it wasn't for volunteers: Jo Pavey

Five-time Olympian Jo Pavey describes the importance of volunteers and has a message to anyone considering making a nomination. But you don't have to be an Olympian to know that volunteers have helped you on your athletics and running journey!
Race marshall at Thornbury Running Club

Thornbury Running Club: "Everything that happens in the club is the result of somebody donating their time."

Thornbury Running Club have shared some of their volunteer recognition events, and highlighted their sustainable practices. If you're committed to recognising your volunteers as a club, why not nominate them or the club for an England Athletics Volunteer Award this year?
Team England’s 2022 Commonwealth games relay squad featuring Asha Philip, Ashleigh Nelson, Bianca Williams, Daryll Neita, and Imani-Lara Lansiquot

England women’s 4x100m team upgraded to Commonwealth gold

The England women’s 4x100m relay team at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham is set to be upgraded from silver to gold medallists following confirmation that original winners Nigeria have been disqualified due to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
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Just 2 weeks left to nominate for our Volunteer Awards!

Within your local club and community, so many people go above and beyond to provide quality athletics and running experiences. Through the regional volunteer awards, you can recognise individuals, volunteers, officials, coaches, clubs, club leaders, and projects. The closing date for nominations this year is fast approaching - get your online nomination in by Wednesday 26 July!
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Team selected for Snowdon Mountain Running Home International

This year for the first time the Senior Home International is being run at the Snowdon Mountain race and will provide a very tough test for all the athletes. We are pleased to announce the selected athletes. As usual we are expecting some fantastic racing in both men’s and women’s events.
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Podcast #52: World Para Champs special and Commonwealth Youth Games preview

This podcast is a World Para Athletics Championships special, with three of the nation's accomplished stars all joining host Alex Seftel to talk about everything from best career moments to challenges they have overcome. This episode also marks the announcement of Englan
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Ask the coach: relay changes, introducing an extra turn in hammer, coaching boys v girls, weekly mileage for juniors

This month's Ask The Coach has our Event Group Leads answer the following questions: How often should a relay team practice baton changes?  How do you know when an athlete is ready to add an extra turn in hammer? Should I be training boys and girls differently or can they be on the same programme? What weekly mileage do you recommend for juniors?
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Nominating a volunteer for an award: "saying thank you is powerful"

Have you ever considered nominating someone for our Volunteer Awards? This week we talk to a nominator to show that nominating can make YOU feel good too; so it's a win-win. Even if the person you are nominating doesn't progress through to regional or national rounds, they will still receive an email to tell them that they were nominated for one of our Volunteer Awards, and for many that's plenty of recognition
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Celebrating volunteer services to athletics: "Volunteers are the backbone of races, training, competitions and club events."

In 2020, Paul Sanderson, from Telford AC, was the West Midlands Services to Athletics and Running winner at the Regional Volunteer Awards. He went on to receive our national award for his contributions to the sport, and a British Empire Medal in the King's Birthday Honours last week.