Celebrating the importance of sport and physical activity on children’s mental health

Mental health has been at the forefront of not just our minds at England Athletics this week but the world, with World Mental Health Awareness Day celebrated this Tuesday. We caught up with some key players in the sporting community to find out how they have been affected by mental health challenges, and why running can have such a positive impact.
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Win your spot in the 2024 Adidas Manchester Marathon as part of #RunAndTalk Week

Always wanted to run a marathon and looking for the perfect opportunity? Well now is your chance! In partnership with Manchester Marathon organisers, Human Race, and mental health charity, Mind, we’re giving you the chance to win one of two free places for the 2024 Adidas Manchester Marathon which takes place on 14 April 2024.
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Leeds City and Aldershot dominate over the National Road Relays

The National Road Relays returned last weekend to Sutton Park in the West Midlands as clubs from across the country came together to battle it out and see who would be crowned the new national champions. Aldershot, Farnham and District showed their fantastic strength and depth of athletes as they took the 1-2 in the women’s 4 stage race, whilst northern powerhouses Leeds City claimed top spot in the men’s six stage event.
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How our Club Improvement Fund has helped St Helen's Striders

To keep up their fantastic work and to welcome more members to try out running, St Helen’s Striders in the North West recently applied for an England Athletics Club Improvement Fund grant which they gained approval for earlier in the year. We caught up with Richard Seville from the club about why they needed the grant, and what they have been using it for. 
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Victory Etafo-Ogbah: finding her feet as a female coach

October marks Black History Month, a time to reflect and celebrate the work and lives of those from ethnically diverse backgrounds across the world. We recently spoke to Victory Etafo-Ogbah, an aspiring coach and athlete from Cambridge Harriers who has recently completed a Sporting Equals and England Athletics backed programme, Future Female Leaders.
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Our children are in a mental health crisis. We need to take action now

This World Mental Health Day, our sport is calling on the leaders of our political parties to unlock the potential of sport and physical activity to play a more meaningful role in tackling the UK’s growing mental health epidemic. Launched today at an All Parliamentary Committee session in Liverpool, led by Kim Ledbetter for Sport, the central message in the Open Letter to MP’s says we’re failing too many of our children, who leave school unfit, inactive and dealing with poor mental health on an unprecedented scale:
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The exciting conclusion of the England Athletics Experience

Brad, Shamir, Joanne, Stuart and Alison share the results of their England Athletics Experience. Join us as we delve into the heart of their training, uncovering the highs, the lows, and the pivotal moments, as the final preparations are made for race days.
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Wear your running story

NOTCH, the original achievement bracelet, is the official England Athletics jewellery partner. We invited England Athletics club runners Jenna, Mikey and Kate to put NOTCH through their paces, and this is what they had to say….
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Empowering the future of running together

The annual National Running Report is a collaborative effort between England Athletics and Running Industry Alliance, beginning with first-look at The Running Conference 2023.
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Behind the scenes: Bob Brimage talks about the Great North Run

Whether at small local open meetings or big scale events such as the London Marathon or the World Championships, there are unsung heroes and volunteers working behind the scenes to ensure that races and championships run smoothy and the participants have the best possible experience. We recently caught up with officiating stalwart Bob Brimage from the Wirral who has been an official in the sport for over forty years. Not only that, but Bob was also a runner himself and more recently the Chair of Wallasey AC.