Youth Endurance FAQs

As a follow up to the session on Youth Endurance with Jenny Harris, held in December 2015, England Athletics have produced a FAQ document. The views of the Network are included in the document as comments. A key message is that although Run Leaders can include runners from the age of 12 in their groups, they should not seek to coach them for performance.

New Rules FAQs

UKA have released some FAQs to clarify aspects of the rule changes that were introduced in April. One that will interest many is that they say that bone conduction-type headphones are exempt from the ban on headphones operating in races run on roads open to traffic.

Quad Kids Match 2

Apologies  about the late notice regarding the cancellation of the second Quadkids match, however for safety reasons with lightning hitting the stadium along with a flooded track and impossible to rake long jump pits, and also on the strong advice of Saffron Lane staff it was the only decision available. I will be looking at trying to find a suitable date to reschedule to.

John Skevington
Network Coordinator

Club Sharing

Oregon16-1Coach and athlete development are key priorities for the network, as is bringing clubs together to share ideas. Tuesday’s Oregon Circuit, hosted by Huncote Harriers, was a success on all these fronts. About 60 athletes and coaches from network clubs attended the session, which was led by Nicki Nealon.

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After one of John Skevington’s famous dynamic warm ups, athletes were taken through some drills (including some of those featured on our drills page) by Nicki, before getting stuck into the circuit proper (where they were supported by coaches from four different clubs). By the end, there were some tired bodies but everyone seemed to have enjoyed the session and left with lots of good ideas to take back to their clubs.

Power up your Running

Want to add power to your running? In his latest article, Network Coordinator and UKA Level 3 Performance Coach, John Skevington, explains how speed and power need to be added to our staple diet of endurance to develop us as athletes; Power Development.

If reading this has got you thinking, you can find more articles and presentations on the Coaches Club page.