News - North East


An evening with Olympic athlete Laura Weightman and leading running coach David Lowes

DW Sports are our latest partner and they invite you to celebrate the opening of the new DW Sports store at the intu Metrocentre in Gateshead at 6pm this Wednesday 13 December. Laura Weightman, 1500m finalist at the recent World Athletics Championships, will be talking about her journey in athletics and hosting a QA session. Plus, David Lowes will be delivering a winter training talk and running drills. This will be followed by gait analysis and exclusive retail offers.

National and Regional Athlete and Coach workshops

This autumn and winter England Athletics has launched a new series of event specific workshops which see coaches and their athletics coming together for training and development opportunities. These events have been well received by the coaches and athletes with more events planned for early 2018 that you can now book on to.

DW Fitness First - launch events in Gateshead and Manchester

England Athletics is launching a new partnership with DW Fitness First, the UK's leading gym and retail company. As part of this we have launch events taking place in Gateshead and Manchester. These events include activities with people such as international athlete Laura Weightman and coaches David Lowes and Phil Nichol.

Important information for clubs about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

A change in government legislation regarding data protection called The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)will be in place from 25th May 2018. Athletics and running clubs will have to ensure that they are compliant with the new Government regulations. England Athletics has produced guidance for affiliated clubs and associations to help with identifying the key areas that they should be addressing as a result of the additional requirements arising from the upcoming introduction of GDPR.

Championships dates for 2018

With 2018 on the way we have published our list of track and field championships for 2018. Our championships page also includes details of other national events and a downloadable PDF of other key events on the fixture list.