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The Road Relays experience

There is no doubt that athletics and running clubs play a huge part when it comes to an athlete’s experience in the sport.  From club volunteers and coaches to teammates and friends, a club unites people and brings them together because of a shared passion.  Something which is highlighted year upon year at the Road Relays.  Last weekend, the England Athletics team headed to the Midland Road Relays to learn a little bit more about the even
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Club and Member Body Affiliation and Athlete Registration fees: effective from 1 April 2024

Following consultation with the Regional Councils through the England Council during the summer, the England Athletics Board have made a decision with respect to athlete registration and club / member body affiliation fees for the year 2024-2025 effective from 1 April 2024.
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1500m legend Steve Cram opens new track facility in Scarborough

September saw the opening of the brand-new athletics facility in Scarborough. The residents of this Yorkshire coastal town were previously needing to travel over one hour to the closest tracks in Middlesbrough or York, making this development crucial to the local community. Supported by Scarborough College and Broadband Properties, the Bramcote Athletics Track was officially opened by none other than athletics legend, Steve Cram.
Blackheath and Bromley U20 team at the 2023 DNA clash of clubs event

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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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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Stur Half Marathon – the mission to create a sustainable event

Into its 33rd year, the Sturminster Newton Half Marathon in North Dorset is a friendly event organised by The Dorset Doddlers, a local running club who always put their runners first! We caught up with race Director, NAME, to find out more about the strides they are taking to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Birmingham 2 August 2022. Hannah Cockroft (England) wins the women's T33/34 100m. Photo by Mark Shearman

Prioritising sustainability as an elite athlete - hear from sustainability athlete ambassador, Hannah Cockroft

We recently caught up with elite athlete sustainability ambassador Hannah Cockroft OBE to find out more about her journey on becoming more sustainable and some of the challenges she faces.
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Giving athletics a go at the Norfolk Festival of Sport

In August, the picturesque Holkham Hall in Norfolk provided the perfect backdrop for the third edition of the Norfolk Festival of Sport at this venue
Blackheath YDL Upper winners 2023

YDL: an enthralling weekend of track and field

The Manchester Regional Arena was the backdrop for an enthralling weekend of track and field featuring some of the country’s younger club athletes. And it was Blackheath who retained their titles in both the upper and lower age-group competitions with a points score of 819 and 662, respectively.