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The 2024 Club Improvement Fund is now open for new applications

Our purpose at England Athletics is to inspire more athletes and runners of all abilities and backgrounds to fulfil their potential and to have a lifelong love for the sport. We know that clubs face many financial barriers, so providing funding opportunities is an integral part of the support we offer to member clubs.
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Thank your volunteers in the Regional Volunteer Awards

This week marks National Volunteers' Week, and what better time to celebrate your volunteer's contributions and say thank you! The Regional Volunteer Awards are your perfect opportunity, with nominations currently open across eight different categories - but don't delay as nominations close soon on 18 June.
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Mile Shy Club: No one gets left behind

The Mile Shy Club, based in Manchester, are a beginner focused RunTogether group aiming to get people running for the first time. We recently caught up with Founder and CEO Jane Dennison to discuss how the group creates an inclusive running environment and their impact on the community.

5 ways to wellbeing - Being Active

As this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is “Movement: Moving more for our mental health” we asked Mental Health Champion Claire Gallagher talk about being active, another one of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing.  
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FORDY RUNS: from a solo London Marathon to a community of runners across the country!

Starting a new athletics or running club in your area can make a real difference to a local community, giving people the opportunity to give our sport a go. This is something which Chris Ford has poured into his running club FORDY RUNS, but he wanted to go one step further than just his locality!
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2024-2025 club affiliation opens 2 April

The window for clubs and member bodies to reaffiliate with England Athletics will open on 2 April, with a host of benefits again on offer throughout 2024/2025.
National 2023 Volunteer Award winners

England Athletics celebrates National Volunteer Award winners

Saturday evening saw England Athletics celebrate the winners of the 2023 National Volunteer Awards. It has been an important feature of England Athletics activity for over a decade and is the the culmination of our volunteer award programme as we recognise our national winners every 12 months after successes have been celebrated at Regional Award evenings.
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Lingfield Running Club – putting community and mental health at the heart

Starting in 1983 as a couple of friends who wanted to run to improve their fitness to play squash, Lingfield Running Club has since grown from strength to strength. Officially launching as a club in 1985, Lingfield has become an integral part of the local community with some of the founding members still training with the club today. We caught up with long serving member and Chair Scott McDonald to find out what the secret is to creating such a fantastic club atmosphere.
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Cleobury Mortimer Running Club: providing running opportunities for those seeking asylum

Ian Mahoney

Ian Mahoney: 1970-2024

England Athletics is sad to hear of the passing on 6 January 2024 of Newham & Essex Beagles Life Member Ian Mahoney after a deterioration in his long term disability at the age of 53.

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