North West


Research study into reaction times - subjects wanted

Bangor University, supported by England Athletics, are looking for athletes in the North West of England who are aged 18-35 with 8 years’ experience of sprinting to take part in a research study into reaction times.  The research is into reaction times and deaf athletes, but as part of it they need to also test hearing athletes.

Steeplechase workshops: technique and functional strength

Two steeplechase workshops will be taking place in the North West in the coming months.  A session on steeplechase technique and session guidance will be delivered by with Stuart Stokes and Helen Clitheroe in Preston on 22nd April, and a session on fuctional strength for steeplechase - deliverd by Trevor Painter and Helen Clitheroe will take place in Wigan on 13th May.

BOOK NOW - Free sessions to help your club in recruiting and retaining volunteers

Our Team Spirit Champions session are now underway and helping clubs develop the best ways to attract volunteers, and of ensuring their volunteers have an enjoyable and effective involvement in the sport. You can book now and read how a range of people from clubs have already benefitted from these Spirit of 2012 funded sessions.

Sutton Beginners Run and Talk with Jenny Meadows

St Helens Sutton AC's RunTogether group Sutton Beginners took part in one of this year's 140+ #RunAndTalk organised runs.  And they were lucky enough to be joined by Jenny Meadows during one of their weekly RunTogether group sessions.

What's On

Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop (Liverpool)

The Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop enables Leaders, Coaches and Volunteers to attract and support more visually impaired (VI) people to athletics and running.

Lifestyles Athletics Centre, Wavertree Athletics Centre, Wellington Road, Liverpool L15 4LE

Steeplechase - functional strength (Wigan)

This session will focus on functional strength for steeplechasers.  It will be delivered by Trevor Painter and Helen Clitheroe.

Robin Park Leisure Centre, Loire Drive, Newtown, Wigan WN5 0UL

Regional coach and athlete workshop - Jumps (Manchester)

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

An evening with Jenny Meadows

To celebrate the launch of our partnership with DW Fitness First - the UK’s leading gym and retail company - Olympian Jenny Meadows will be our special guest with opportunities for Q&A at the DW Sports & Fitness - Barrow. The night will have a have a short session on how best to physically prepare as a endurance runner, plus provide you with an opportunity to meet the DW Fitness First team, learn more about the partnership and explore how DW Fitness First can work locally with your club or RunTogether group.

DW Fitness First Barrow, Cornmill Park, Hindpool Road, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 2GN