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A big THANK YOU from all at England Athletics

As we look towards 2024, we would first like to pause and say huge thank you to everyone in the athletics and running family who make our sport fantastic. Whether you are a coach, volunteer, official, athlete, organiser, committee member, runner or leader, we couldn’t do it without you and thank you for your vital contributions throughout the year.
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Alan Johnson: 1950-2023

England Athletics is sad to pass on the news from his daughter that Alan Johnson passed away after a short illness. 
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Innovation at England Athletics

England Athletics is always looking to bring new ideas to the table to enhance the experience of everyone involved in our sport and 2023 has been a particularly creative year.  Take a look at some of the innovative work that has taken place and helped us make huge positive strides forward in all key focus areas of the England Athletics strategy.
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Redway Runners: A club for the community

Joining a running club isn’t only about chasing a new time, it is about joining a community of likeminded people. Hear from Redway Runners about what makes their club so great.
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England Athletics 2021-2032 Strategic Plan: update

In May 2021, England Athletics launched a 12-year strategic plan following extensive consultation with multiple stakeholders from across the sport. Putting athletes and runners at the heart, the strategic plan focuses on creating opportunities, enhancing experiences and powering potential. The overarching purpose of the strategic plan 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, with a clear vision for athletics to become a more inclusive sport where everyone belongs and can flourish. Two and a half years on, we are pleased to present a snapshot of progress within our key focus areas.
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Blog from our Chair and CEO

On behalf of everyone at England Athletics, we wanted to thank you all for everything that you have committed to our great sport during 2023. We also wish you and your close ones a very happy holiday season, and hope you are able to recharge your batteries ahead of an action packed 2024 athletics and running season across England.
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England Athletics supporting Newquay and Par Athletics Open Day

Newquay and Par AC have been working with England Athletics towards achieving the club standards, so the club has good governance and duty of care. Building upon these standards, the club wanted to become a greater club by providing a vibrant environment of their athletes. The collaboration created a project plan to make this a reality.
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CEO Chris Jones returns to HAWCS Athletics Club

Celebrating their tenth birthday this year, HAWCS Athletics Club have gone from strength to strength throughout the last decade. Based in Ware, Hertfordshire, the club caters for athletes of all abilities from age 10 to masters.
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Fitmums and Friends: Club camaraderie at the National Cross Country Relays

Apply to the 2024 Club Leadership Programme

England Athletics launches its Club Leadership Programme for 2024

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