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Lions Running Community receives The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Lions Running Community, a free affiliated club based in Chorley, have been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.

Ellie Richardson – The importance of being a Welfare Officer

At the north east awards, we caught up with Ellie Richardson, the female Welfare Officer on the Durham City Harriers committee, to learn more about what drew her to the role.
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Communities coming together to share facilities

Many RunTogether groups up and down the country relies on their local streets and green spaces to run their sessions with running being one of the most accessible sports for people to take part in. However, some RunTogether groups are now looking to local venues to help facilitate extra varied sessions as is the case for North Yorkshire’s Team Caterpillar.
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Lincoln Wellington looking ahead to the English Cross Country Relays

As the temperature drops and the nights draw in, athletes and coaches at Lincoln Wellington Athletic Club start to look forward to the cross country season. The highlight of the season for many is the English National Cross Country Relays that take place in Mansfield every year, just a short drive away from Lincoln. Hear from Lincoln Wellington member, Rhiannon Philps as she shares her excitement ahead of the weekend.
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Share in thanking our volunteers at the Regional Volunteer Award evenings

The nominations are in, they've all been discussed by our Region Council Awards panels and the decisions have been made! We're ready to announce our England Athletics Regional Volunteer Award winners at each of the nine events around the country. And you can share in the success by watching all the events via live streaming.
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Blackburn Road Runners innovate reducing costs for members

In our last Club Support newsletter, we asked clubs to let us know if they had any good practice news that we could share with other clubs. Blackburn Road Runners was one of the respondants and Club Chair John Clucas told us about what they have done to help their members and prospective members in reducing or removing costs to assist in their running journey. Perhaps your clubs feels like they might be able to implement some of these great ideas?
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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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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.

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