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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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Lydia Kelly: How officiating can boost self-belief

We caught up with North West Inspiring Official award winner Lydia Kelly to discuss her officiating journey and advice to others looking to get involved.
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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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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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English officials selected for the 2024 World Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow

We are proud to announce and congratulate many of our highly skilled technical officials who have been selected for the 2024 World Indoor Athletics Championships being held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
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Jean Jackson: An Inspiring Official helping others to follow in her footsteps  

Over the last month at our Regional Awards we have been celebrating the wonderful volunteers that help make athletics and running so special. One of the awards celebrated was the Inspiring Official award which provided an opportunity to thank the licensed officials who are championing excellence across the regions.  At the Yorkshire and Humberside awards we chatted to Jean Jackson, recipient of the Inspiring Official award, about how she got into officiating and the impact she has had on many officials in the region.
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Judith Temperton: 1957-2023

It is with great sadness that we pass on the news of the death of Judith Temperton at the weekend. Judith was the NOEAA Competition Manager, and also a much loved and respected Level 4 Endurance official. She gave an enormous amount to the sport and especially to the North of England with the well-being of athletes and athletics as her priority. The heartbeat of Northern Athletics, she was a real stalwart and the go-to person regarding anything athletics. She could always be relied upon and always willing to help - full of common sense with a wicked sense of humour.
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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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Behind the scenes: Bob Brimage talks about the Great North Run

Whether at small local open meetings or big scale events such as the London Marathon or the World Championships, there are unsung heroes and volunteers working behind the scenes to ensure that races and championships run smoothy and the participants have the best possible experience. We recently caught up with officiating stalwart Bob Brimage from the Wirral who has been an official in the sport for over forty years. Not only that, but Bob was also a runner himself and more recently the Chair of Wallasey AC.