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Considerations for night events

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Earlier this winter, I had my first experience of event adjudicating at a night event (or come to that matter just attending such an event) and what a learning curve it was, writes Nigel Rowe, England Athletics board member and technical advisor to runbritain.

ARMAGH – the future is here

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In 2015 runbritain licensed a record 2,636 races, along with the 400 weekly parkrun events. By far the most common day of the week for hosting a road race is Sunday and the peak competition months are March-May and September-November. It means that the majority of those 2,363 races are fighting for those same 26 Sundays. We inevitably have some very bad fixture clashes.

All best plans

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Last weekend a half marathon start was delayed because a body was found on the route and the area became a crime scene.

Specificity, specificity, specificity..

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I am so happy and proud of the University of Manchester cross country team who produced some excellent results at the British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) cross country championships on Saturday wirtes Jackie Newton UKA L3 Endurance Coach.

Addressing the gender balance in coaching and leading

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Last weekend, I was privileged to be one of 22 coaches gathered for mentor education, for female coaches, as part of the SCORE project. The project aims to raise gender equality in coaching and is funded by the Erasmus + Sport programme. I was nominated by the European University Sports Association through my work as Cross Country Coach at the University of Manchester writes Jackie Newton, UKA Level 3 Endurance Coach.