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Important Reminder: Information for clubs about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We would like to remind you of important information regarding Data Protection. 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. Last November England Athletics produced guidance for affiliated clubs and associations to help with identifying the key areas that they should now be addressing as a result of the additional requirements arising from the upcoming introduction of GDPR.

Book now for our events specifically for the road running community

If you are involved in the club road running in any role - as a runner, club officer, coach, leader or any other position - we have a series of FREE events designed specifically for you. This is an opportunity for you to share your ideas with senior members of England Athletics staff and to find out about the new and existing initiatives available to support road running clubs.

At each of the sessions there will also be an interview and Q&A with an England Road Running International athlete or experienced coach about their experiences, training and club coaching environments.

West Midlands Region 2018 London Mini Marathon Trials

The West Midlands Region 2018 London Mini Marathon Trials will take place on 17th February, at the Stourport Cycleway.  These trials are for selection into the West Midlands team for the London Mini Marathon which takes place on 22nd April 2018.

England Athletics connecting with local clubs

One of the many benefits of affiliating as a club with England Athletics is the opportunity to receive support from a Club Support Manager.  Emma Davenport gives a brief overview of her role covering Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and West Yorkshire.

What's On

Physical Preparation - mobility, movement and performance (Birmingham)

Focussing on how athletes can improve mobility, movement and therefore athletic performance, this workshop builds on the content in the England Athletics Movement Skills workshop. This workshop looks at movement assessment and interventions including use of foam rollers, hurdle mobility and coordination drills and strength training progressions.

HiPAC, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham. West Midlands B42 2BE

Race Walk Training Day (Coventry)

Race Walk Come and Try Day, morning workshop followed by England Athletics 10km Race Walk Championships, Coventry.  This session will focus on technique and conditioning for race walking, tempo training, and a Q&A session with an international athlete reflecting on their 2017 season.

Coventry

Northwood Academy of Hurdles coaching series

Sessions provide the opportunity for coaches to work in small teams, enabling them to share ideas whilst working with athletes of their selected age group.  The emphasis is on the technical development of hurdlers but other aspects of athlete development, e.g. strength and conditioning - will also figure.

Northwood Stadium Indoor Area, Keelings Road, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 6PA

Run Leader Forum (Birmingham)

The third workshop in the run leader series in Birmingham. this workshop will focus on: race preparation, returning to running, supporting injured runners and strength and conditioning.

Athletics House, Alexander Stadium, Walsall Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham. West Midlands B42 2BE

Regional Coach and Athlete Workshop - Endurance (Birmingham)

Endurance workshops looking at specific areas for endurance coaches looking to develop their athletes. This workshop will be a Physical preparation practical.

University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

England Athletics Volunteer Conference

Our conference, funded by Spirit of 2012 and hosted by Donna Fraser will be an interactive day, with opportunity to hear from leading experts, England Athletics staff and volunteers covering topics from how to involve more volunteers, how to develop and progress within your role, through to how to being more resilient or making change happen locally.

Birmingham University Great Hall