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Blog: Gary Shaughnessy, Chair, England Athletics

As the Chair of the England Athletics Board, I wanted to share my perspective on the how the organisation is working to support the sport and all those in it, in our mission to inspire athletes of all backgrounds and abilities to reach their full potential and build a lifelong love for the sport.
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A Day in the Life of: Clerk of the Course

We asked the Clerk of the Course at the England Athletics Age Group Combined Events championship weekend to document their day! Who is the Clerk of the Course? Part of the Technical Team of officials at a competition, the Clerk of the Course helps to ensure that each event site is ready for the athletes and officials at the right time.
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Bronze for England team at European U20 road race

Strong running and good depth took England to the bronze medal at the Trofeo Opitergium for the combined team competition in a highly competitive event in Oderzo, Italy. Both races were run in sweltering 27 degree sunshine. The athletes demonstrated great professionalism to cope well with the temperature and maximised use of ice packs and shade to keep themselves cool prior to the start. 
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Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC impress in Italy

This weekend, a strong Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC team headed to Italy to compete in the 2023 Dynamic New Athletics (DNA) U20 Clash of Clubs event.  Representing Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the team were hoping to put down a series of strong performances and enjoy this new and exciting competition format.  For those of you who might be new to Dynamic New Athletics, the event lasts 2.5 hours with mixed gender teams competing in a fast-paced sequence of events.  Every performance counts, with 12 points being awarded for first place down to two points for sixth.  The last event, a staggered relay called the Hunt, determines the winning team.
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Vote for our athletics stars featured in the Sporting Equals Awards shortlists!

The Sporting Equals Awards is a celebration of the achievements and contributions of ethnically diverse sports people in our communities. Following the period of nominations, we are really pleased to share that 5 stars from our sport have been shortlisted across the 7 categories. Athletics is the most well represented sport in the shortlist and now we are looking to the athletics family to show their support and vote for our athletes and coach.
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England Athletics Officials' Survey: results

Many thanks to all the officials who completed the England Athletics Officials Survey carried out during March and April of this year. We summarise the findings.
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England retain overall Edinburgh Cup at mountain running championships

The Scottish Borders’  town of Peebles and the Cademuir Hill provided the wonderful backdrop to this year’s Junior Home International on 10 September, which also incorporated the British and Irish Mountain Running Championships.   
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Help us in our new partnership with The Green Runners and win a £30 voucher

Last year we launched our Sustainability Strategy, outlining our commitment to supporting best practice across the organisation and a recognition that the fitness industry has an important role to play in social, environmental and economic sustainability. To support this commitment we are delighted to announce a new partnership with The Green Runners and you can help trial it and win Preloved Sports vouchers!
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Balancing sport and studies at university: Top tips from University of Oxford students

September is a fantastic month for a new start as summer still lingers and the darker nights haven’t yet taken over. For many students across the country, September will also mark their return to school or taking that next step whether it is to work, college or university. We caught up with University of Oxford students and committee members of Oxford University Athletics Club (OUAC), Catherine and Ella. The pair explained about their journeys into the sport, the transition into sport at university and also balancing studies with athletics.
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Charlotte Fisher's coaching journey

“Just give it a go! Learn as much as you can, but don’t be afraid to make mistakes”: Charlotte Fisher speaks to England Athletics about her successful coaching journey spanning 30 years. Hooked on athletics as a child, Charlotte Fisher has seen her love for the sport blossom into a successful coaching career spanning more than three decades.For her, coaching was a natural extension of being a promising athlete who competed at club and university level.