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Leader development day 8th October Print

From Stephanie Cameron at England Athletics

A reminder that our first workshop of the new season is due to take place this Saturday 8th of October at the alexander Stadium. It is set to be an exciting day which I am certain can benefit each and every one of you.
There has been a slight change in the venue due to some water damage from the bad weather last Saturday. The workshop will now be based on the other side of the stadium on the first floor. I have attached a map which should explain this better but it will be signposted on the day. In terms of parking for the new venue they is parking outside the stand as well as to the side. On the attached map I have marked in red the route to parking. So I hope it makes sense.
We still have places available if any should wish to book themselves or other on.
We have an exciting agenda for the day which I am sure you will all enjoy. Timings for the day are as follows:
10-11: training methods theory: Fartlek, Interval, Hills (Chris hollinshead UKA tutor and coach)
11-12: Nutrition: pre-race and race day nutrition (Professor Ian White UoB)
12-1: Race preparation (Chris hollinshead UKA tutor and coach)
1-3: Run Together Roadshow (Jenny O’brien, Andy Anstey)
The first session ( training theory) will involve a practical element. So please come appropriately dressed for physical exercise. If you are carrying any illness or injury you are not obliged to take part and are more than welcome to take notes and observe from the side-lines.
We endeavour to deliver quality sessions that improve knowledge of leader and coaches and by having guest speakers who are specialists in their field I believe everyone can get something from the development days.
Because this is a slightly longer workshop we will be providing lunch as well as drinks and refreshments. And as always have some goodies for you to take away.
If you have already booked onto the workshop there is no need to confirm your place.
If you would like to book yourselves or others on please just drop me an email.
Kind Regards
Stephanie Cameron

An Evening of Endurance - Monday 17th November, 1830, UoB Print

From our friends at the University of Birmingham:


I hope you don’t mind me contacting you about our workshop next Monday, run in conjunction with our partners Physiokinetic.  I think you/your club may find it relevant and a cost effective way of finding out a little bit about sports science and what the Hi Performance Centre at UBSport actually do!

The format of the session is:

·         Refreshments will be served from 1800 for a 1830 start for this 2 hour session.

·         25 minute slots on 3 of the following topics: endurance psychology, sports nutrition, injury prevention and laboratory testing.

·         The last half an hour is a panel discussion / Q+A session with your chance to quiz our experts.

The workshop is open to endurance athletes from all sports – cycling, triathlon, running etc.

The presenters are:

·         Eleanor Jones – A registered sports nutritionist, Eleanor is a multiple National Masters Cycling champion. She’s worked with our scholarship athletes, preparing them for life at university and towards major sporting games like the Commonwealths.

·         Matthew Thompson – Matt’s a fairly new addition to our team, but we’re really glad to have him. He’s a sport psychologist, having worked with pro teams such as Derby County Cricket and Newcastle Falcons (rugby). He’s not too bad at cricket either.

·         Alex McGregor – Alex is a specialist in the training and testing of athletes. He’s also really into his environmental stuff, so if you’re planning on doing anything crazy like the Marathon des Sables or even an altitude camp, he’s your guy.

·         Mike Gosling – Mike is our uber experienced physiotherapist. Mike owns Physiokinetic ( and specialises in the treatment of sporting injuries. He’s also really unique because he works alongside our team trying to prevent injuries. He has loads of tips and tricks to keep you injury free.

The cost is £3/£5 and tickets are available online here:

Hope to see you on the night,

Eleanor Jones

Senior Sport Scientist

BASES Accredited - Physiology Support

University of Birmingham SPORT

(0121) 414 8583(0121) 414 8583
Running into Athletics Event / Friday 22nd August, 2014 Print
Hello Everyone

Further to our recent meetings I can confirm that we are finalising a very special Open Forum - in Birmingham, on Friday 22nd August - two days prior to the Birmingham Diamond League. We are finalising arrangements for a panel of guests that will offer a wonderful insight into Endurance running to the very highest level. We are to be joined by Alberto Salazar, coach to Mo Farah with Ian Stewart also on board and the hope of more to be added before the day

The evening will take the form of an interview with our Guests and the chance to quiz them about what it takes to get to the top and what Running has meant to them.

The event is to take place in the Council House, Banqueting Suite, Victoria Square, B1, arrival at 7pm for a 730pm start. 

Places will be limited and anyone wishing to attend will need to contact us via this email address ( This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ) to confirm attendance ASAP, but it will be on a first come first served basis.

Please forward this to Endurance Coaches, Run Leaders, Athletes and others within your organisation that may be interested.

This event will form part of our build towards the Great Birmingham Run and develop the Running themes we are integrating within the Strategy that you have been part of to this point.

Kind regards


Andy Paul

Junior Coach Support: Athletics Leaders' Timetable - July 14 Print
Athletics leaders have received the relevant training and qualification from England Athletics to enable them to assist qualified coaches in delivering training. 

We aim to have a minimum of two Athletics Leaders participating in each of the Tuesday and Thursday Juniors' training sessions supporting and working under the supervision of our two qualified coaches Dave and Ambrose. 

It is requested that Athletics Leaders report to Dave or Ambrose at 6.50pm.

Athletics Leaders have undertaken to attend a minimum of one session per calendar month. 

Rob Mills manages the monthly timetable to ensure coverage of all training sessions.  Please notify him asap if you are unable to attend for any of your designated sessions.

If you are interested in becoming an Athletics Leader please contact Rob.

Leadership in Running Fitness Course -Dudley Leisure Centre - Saturday 6th September 2014 Print

Dear Club Secretaries & Coaching Contacts

I am emailing to make you aware that there that England Athletics have a Leadership in Running Fitness course running in Dudley this September which is now open for bookings. Please forward this email to anyone who may be interested in attending and encourage them to book on soon, this course will fill quickly due to it being the first course being held following the summer holidays.

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