England Athletics knows that athletes lie at the centre of our sport. That is why we work hard to attract athletes into the sport and then provide them with the support they then need.
News and Events
You can find out more about events in the London area by clicking here.
And more about news from the London area by clicking here.
For more information about national news go to www.englandathletics.org/news
Upcoming England Athletics Championships
Click here for details of England Athletics Championships, details of road events can be found by clicking here.
Become part of the sport - reap the benefits:
Many of the services that are available to athletes are best accessed through being part of an athletics club that is affiliated to England Athletics. If you are not a member of a club we strongly recommend you join a club which supports your level or aspiration and ability. There are many different types of athletics club so it is highly likely that you will find one that suits your needs. As a club you are likely to be part of a training group, team and support network that will make athletics more enjoyable and success far more achievable. A club will open the door to all kinds of competitions and opportunities for you. By joining a club you can also become a registered athlete and enjoy many of the benefits this brings.
Once you are a registered athlete you will be sent a competition licence. Along with this you will also receive a user name and password which enable you to log in to keep your profile up to date. To go to the 'Edit My Profile' page please click here or go to www.englandathletics.org/editmyprofile. This will help you to get the most from the benefits we are able to offer athletes.
Some examples of the services we provide to athletes are:
• Discounted road race entry for registered members of affiliated clubs
• £5 voucher for specialist retailer Sweatshop for for registered members of affiliated clubs with a further 10% discount on subsequent purchases. See www.sweatshop.co.uk/ea
• Regional and inter-regional championships in partnership with established competition providers
• National Championships across a wide range of event groups
• Representative opportunities for talented athletes at a national and regional level
• International representative teams in major events and across varied age groups
• Providing athletes with access to support services to improve their training and conditioning
• Working with UK Athletics to bridge the gap between potential and performance
• Working with established bodies to secure more investment for talent development
• Subsidised training events for club members
• Entry benefits for major road races and competitions
Activating your membership card - to claim your £5 Sweatshop voucher and discount
Instructions on how to activate your card are in the leaflet enclosed with your registration card. To register to use your card on line visit www.sweatshop.co.uk/EA and follow the instructions.
Finding a good coach
One of the most important services available to athletes is effective coaching. This is fundamental if you want to maximise your performance and enjoyment, and also to reduce the risk of injury through inappropriate training. To find out more about the work of England Athletics on this front visit www.englandathletics.org/coaching.
Global athletics stars are heading to the capital this summer to compete for glory at the Aviva London Grand Prix at Crystal Palace on 5-6 August.
Last year’s capacity crowd was treated to a feast of impressive performances from some of the world’s best athletes and the line-up doesn’t look like it’s going to disappoint this year. Spectators can expect a tasty show-down in the men’s 110m hurdles as America’s David Oliver takes on world record holder Dayron Robles of Cuba and Britain’s Andy Turner. The men’s 400m hurdles looks equally exciting as British pair Dai Greene and Rhys Williams will be hoping to fend off a legendary athlete of this distance, the World and Olympic champion from the Dominican Republic, Felix Sanchez.
British heroes Mo Farah and Phillips Idowu will be joined by fellow big name Brits Mark Lewis-Francis, Christine Ohuruogu and Jenny Meadows who will be hoping home support can spur them onto victory. But perhaps the biggest highlight of the event will be the men’s 100m on the Friday night featuring the former world record holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica.
With stars from over 40 different countries set to attend this year’s event, the scene is set for a feast of exhilarating global athletics action. Away from the track there will be plenty of entertainment too, with games and refreshments for athletics fans of all ages to enjoy.
Track Academy was founded by Commonwealth Games Triple Jump Bronze Medalist Connie Henry. She has designed it to be a programme that provides children with a positive alternative from a life in gangs, drugs, crime or complete lethargy. Offering sports activities, mentoring and study support, the Academy hopes to bridge the gap between sport and how it can be used to motivate a young mind to believe it can achieve in other areas.
At first, in 2007, Connie just wanted to create a simple athletics training squad. She contacted her colleagues from the world of international athletics and put together a group of coaches that were unmatched anywhere in the country when it came to coaching junior athletes. This was known as the Willesden Junior Athletics Squad (WJAS).
However it soon became apparent that the young people walking through the door needed a lot more than just athletic coaching. The coaches were spending more and more time mentoring their athletes and the balance became unworkable. It was clear that some mentors needed to be brought in. Soon the obvious need for some study support was also identified.
All this extra support began to take a toll on the Director Connie Henry and the small community organisation of WJAS. After frantically searching for help there was still not enough funding for the project or hours in the day for one person to run it all. In 2010 Connie Henry had made the painful decision to shut down the WJAS as she could not sustain the responsibility anymore.
At this point the West London Sports Trust, a charity established to help young people through sport, approached WJAS to create a partnership. The Trust were looking to revamp itself and go London wide and it was impressed by the statistics and results that WJAS had both on and off the track. Both projects were retitled in order to reflect their true goals. West London sports Trust became The London Sports Trust and Willesden Junior Athletic squad became Track Academy.
Together the two organisations were able to secure enough funding not only to sustain the activities of WJAS but to help them flourish as Track Academy. The official Launch of Track Academy was on May 23rd 2011.
Track Academy will always be indebted to the London Sports Trust and its Director Ulick Tarabanov for believing in its goals and helping it though its most difficult time.
Special mention also goes to Beverly Reid who backed WJAS by putting her name to the fledgling community group and to Pat Fitzgerald of Thames Valley Harriers Athletic Club for his endless hours of support.
Track Academy is now a well structured, stable, Community Interest Company, with a great track record of changing the lives of hundreds of young people.
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Run England is the official England Athletics recreational running project which aims to get the whole nation running.
Regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration, background, or location you can be a part of Run England and benefit from being a part of England's running community. We are here to help and encourage more people to run, and to run more often.
So whatever you want to get from your running Run England is here to encourage and support you. (And to make sure we all have some fun with our running)!
The role of Run England includes:
This enables you to do your running, your way, where you are - while benefitting from the support and encouragement of the wider running community.