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.


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.

Quadkids 2016: Match 1

The 2016 Quadkids season got off to a great start; a record 235 young athletes, representing 10 different clubs, enjoyed an fun evening of athletics. Results v3.

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who made the event possible.

After the Marathon: What Next?

Every Marathon runner faces this question after the big day; what next? However it went, disaster, delight or somewhere in between, what comes next can have a big effect on your running; in our latest ‘coaches club’ article’ UKA Level 3 Performance Coach and experienced Marathoner, John Skevington, guides you through the issues. After the Marathon.

London Mini Marathon 2016

Congratulations to the region’s young athletes who did us proud in the 2016 Virgin Money Giving London Mini Marathon.

East Midlands top 10 finishers:

U13 Boys Archie Parkinson Corby AC 9th
U13 Girls Hollie Gamble Wreake & Soar Valley AC 5th
Rachel Nealon Wreake & Soar Valley AC 7th
U15 Boys Luke Duffy Mansfield Harriers 10th
U15 Girls Jasmine Cooper Derby AC 4th
Anna Smith Newark AC 8th
Lily Winfield Heanor RC 10th
U17 Boys Oliver Freer Leicester Coritanian AC 5th
U17 Girls Lucy Jones Charnwood AC 5th