North East


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.

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.

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 Q&A 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.

What's On

Physical Preparation - mobility, movement and performance (Gateshead)

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.

Gateshead College Academy of Sport, next to Gateshead Int Stad, Neilson Road, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear NE10 0EF

Regional coach and athlete workshop - Jumps (Gateshead)

A workshop covering Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump aimed at Coaching Assistant and Athletics Coach level.  A theory session on physical preparation and planning followed by a practical session.

Gateshead College Academy for Sport, next to Gateshead International Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead NE10 0EF

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

Movement Skills Workshop: Part 2 - run, jump, throw (Gateshead)

Day two of the workshop on how to develop the movement skills which will enable your athletes to move more quickly and efficiently, generate greater force and reduce the risks of injury.  This workshop is for coaches working with athletes who are club level through to aspiring to international level.

Gateshead College Academy of Sport, next to Gateshead Int Stad, Neilson Road, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear NE10 0EF

Endurance Masterclass with Malcolm Brown (Leeds University)

A very exclusive chance to sit and chat with Malcolm Brown about all things endurance. Malcolm was a speaker at the recent Endurance Conference and has been coach to many international athletes as well as Olympic triathlon medalists Alistair and Jonny Brownlee. Numbers are very limited to allow time for coaches to interact and get the most out off the session with Malcolm.

The Brownlee Centre, Bodington Playing Fields, University of Leeds, Bodington Avenue, off Otley Road, Adel, Leeds LS16 8NA