Judith Temperton and Jess Judd

Judith Temperton: 1957-2023

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the death of Judith Temperton at the weekend. Judith was the NOEAA Competition Manager, and also a much loved and respected Level 4 Endurance official. She gave an enormous amount to the sport and especially to the North of England with the well-being of athletes and athletics as her priority. The heartbeat of Northern Athletics, she was a real stalwart and the go-to person regarding anything athletics. She could always be relied upon and always willing to help - full of common sense with a wicked sense of humour.
East volunteer award winners and runners up

East Region Volunteer Award evening

Volunteers from the East region gathered in Bury St Edmunds for their England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards evening. The Atheneum an impressive Georgian Grade I listed building - was the venue for the final England Athletics Volunteer Awards evening. Shortlisted volunteers and members of England Athletics and Regional Council in the East Region had been invited to celebrate officials, coaches, club volunteers and other stalwartsof the sport.
East Midlands group of volunteer award winners and runners up

East Midlands Volunteer Award evening

Volunteers from the East Midlands gathered at the Hilton Gateway Hotel in Nottingham for their England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards evening. Coaches, officials, club leaders, club representatives and other stalwarts of the sport were celebrated throughout the evening.
Jess Arnison and Mike Martin with Dane Miller at European Discus Conference

Youth Talent Pathway coaches representing at the European Discus Conference

Last week we were delighted to have two Youth Talent Programme coaches attend and represent England Athletics at the European Discus Conference in Tallinn. Jess Arnison from Leigh Harriers and Mike Martin from Trafford AC were amongst 99 coaches from 29 European countries who came together in Estonia for three days of insightful theoretical and practical sessions led by the very best coaches and deliverers in the field. These included world silver medallist Kristjan Ceh, coach Gerd Kanter, and Olympic Champion Daniel Stahl’s current coach, Staffan Jönnson!
Sarah Astin at National Cross Country Relays 2023

Looking to the season ahead with Sarah Astin

Cross country season is underway, as athletes up and down the country prepare for all the mud and excitement of the months ahead. We recently caught up with current English National Cross Country Champion, Sarah Astin, to find out a little more about what she loves the most, and her secrets to keeping consistent all year round.
South East group of volunteer award winners and runners up

South East Volunteer Awards evening

The Thames Valley AC Clubhouse in Eton was the venue for the South East Region Volunteer Awards evening.
Senior men at Seville cross country

English athletes dominate at the Cross Italica in Seville

The English contingent travelled out to a sunny Spain last weekend to compete in the 41st edition of the Cross Italica in Seville. Now part of the World Athletics Cross County Gold Level series, this prestigious race moved to earlier in the calendar this year which proved advantageous for the English athletes who will be battling for GB spots at the upcoming Liverpool British Cross Challenge on the 25 November.
Lions running community with flag

Lions Running Community receives The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Lions Running Community, a free affiliated club based in Chorley, have been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.
kids trying funetics at Lewisham

Lack of curriculum PE is failing our children

England Athletics and partners call for political party leaders to facilitate more access to sport and physical activity to help alleviate the mental health epidemic in the UK. England Athletics has today hosted the second in a series of All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Running events, with a further call from Kim Leadbetter MP – chair of the APPG – for MPs to recognise the need for more support for physical and mental health amongst children.
West Midlands Volunteer Award winners

West Midlands Volunteer Awards Evening

It was the turn of the West Midlands to celebrate their volunteers. Stratford Upon Avon was where everyone gathered. The event was hosted by Regional Chair Stuart Paul, and Eangland Athletics CEO Chris Jones. ALso present were members of the West Midlands Regional Council and England Athletics Senior Leadership Team.