26.03.23 England Athletics through the North East Regional Council have been delivering some Endurance workshops over the winter. The latest Endurance Workshop was delivered at Chester le Street to a group of talented athletes from across the North East who were accompanied by their coaches. Given the large number of athletes the day was split into 2 with the girls attending the morning session and the boys coming along for the afternoon.
The day started with Steve Cram talking about his early career and how he progressed from a club athlete through to an International World Record holder. This was followed by a Fartlek session led by Steve and a Skills and Drills session led by Janice Kaufman and Charlotte Penfold.
As well as benefitting the athletes the coaches had time to network and share coaching expertise. We have also set up a North East Endurance Coaches Facebook page which can be access on this link (15) North East Endurance Coaches Forum | Facebook. This Forum is intended to be for Endurance coaches to share competitions, updates on training, invites to long running sessions, car sharing to competition and general chat and information so that we build a strong community in the North East.