03 Jan The Coaching Paradox

Recently BBC Radio 5 Live aired a documentary titled the ‘US Super Coaches. A 90 minute radio show that offered a fascinating insight as to the input that the coaches of Britain’s gold medal winning track and field athletes at the Olympics had, notably American’s...

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03 Jan Should David Weir have been made a knight?

International Paralympic Committee President Sir Philip Craven has backed claims by Britain's former Sports Minister Gerry Sutcliffe (pictured) that the Queen's New Year Honours List made a "big mistake" in not recognising more Paralympic athletes who were successful at London 2012. The Queen's New Year Honours...

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02 Jan Regional Council Elections 2013

England Athletics’ Terms of Reference for Regional Councils require that one half of elected members stand down from each council every other year, giving a four-year election cycle. The maximum term that can be served by an Elected Member, from 2013 onwards, is two terms...

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02 Jan Police collaboration leads to four-year ban

A javelin thrower and coach has been banned from all competition for four years for possessing numerous banned substances discovered after a raid by police. Officers from Durham police contacted UK Anti-Doping's intelligence unit after the raid on the home of Ian Burns, 35, an experienced...

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02 Jan UKA Weekend Update

Poole Round the Houses 10km, December 26 Louise Damen, who led Britain's senior women home in the European Championships gained her seventh victory in this event and set a new course record of 33:22 though that ranks her just 14th in the very competitive Power of...

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01 Jan 2012 – what a year!

“These were happy and glorious Games,” said IOC president Jacques Rogge at the London 2012 closing ceremony. Well said, Mr Rogge. Ah, the Olympic and Paralympic Games. That six-week period that cemented this year as the greatest ever for British sport...

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30 Dec Purpose of the Long Run

Long training sessions are a defining characteristic of endurance training. All athletes know they need to be done, but many often do not consider why. Below is a list of many of the important benefits for performing such a workout. Increase glycogen storage Glycogen is the storage...

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29 Dec Jack Green is a Maurice Greene fan

“I had the initial connection through the name, albeit his is spelt slightly differently to mine! He was the first athlete I ever watched when I realised that sport could be entertainment, with his pre-race snarling and prowling. “He was a genuine performer who loved to...

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