We are pleased to invite coaches and athletes to attend our upcoming Regional Coach and Athlete Days. Starting in August these days include event specific Technical Workshops, with practical sessions for coaches and athletes, as well as opportunities to share ideas and discuss key subjects.
This year's England Athletics 10,000m Championships will be held as part of the programme at the Manchester International on Wednesday 15 August 2018. Athletes can register now to be part of the championships action.
We're supporting Women's Sport Week 2018! #WSW2018. Brighton and Hove Women's Running Club is an England Athletics affiliated club that has done a range of work to bring more women into running and provide them with on-going support. Among the activities of the club are a RunTogether group, 'Return to Running', and the club hosts an annual beginners' 10 week course which starts each May.
As Bexley Mencap's Keep Fit classfinishes, the GoodGym runners arrive to start their warm-up. Every week they'd say a quick hello to each other. As some of the Mencap group started to get fitter, they started to see some of the GoodGym runners more regularly at the Bexley parkrun, and now four members of Bexley Mencap have actually joined their local GoodGym and are not only getting fit but also taking an active part in carrying out good deeds to help their local community.
England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones went to visit the Berkshire club along with Club Support Manager John Harris. The club has a range of training and competition opportunities for athletes but has also been very proactive in the development of young volunteers.
In the 11th year of these awards, we are inviting you to tell us the inspiring story of a volunteer you know. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are our chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community - but we need your help to say 'thank you' to all those people it can't happen without.
Lily Hill Park in Bracknell was the venue for the 21st running of the Bracknell Schools Invitation Cross Country Relays. There are 4 races which were all about team running as the athletes took on the woodland and meadow course in a relay format. This year the event was made possible through financial support from England Athletics.
The City of Portsmouth AC has been working very hard over the last 12 months to extend the availability of competitive sport to a wider sector. Their Super Series is to provide a competitive outlet for athletes who would not normally have regular competitive opportunity. There's also a very successful U17 / U20 squad who receive extra benefits and incentives.
A photo of three Bexley Mencap runners taking part in Bexley's 5k parkrun has been shortlisted in Bexley Council's Stronger Communities exhibition. The three Bexley Mencap runners, Luke, Emmanuel and Matt, like to keep fit, and are regular members of Bexley Mencap's Run Together group which provides Keep Fit classes for people with Learning Disabilities.
It is with great sadness that England Athletics learnt of the passing of Ron Stonehouse. Ron was a stalwart of Farnham Athletics Club and after amalgamation, Aldershot Farnham and District AC. He was a high-achieving athlete and then becam a coach to a number of top runners including Bernie Ford, Christina Boxer and Roger Hackney.