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This summer has been a wonderful time for athletics with the Olympics and if you attended the Outdoor Series you will have seen me having so much fun on the track!

My highlight of the Birmingham Grand Prix was watching Mo Farah win the 2 mile race at the very end of the day. The crowd were cheering so loudly and the atmosphere was amazing. Another brilliant result for Mo!

Now your six week holiday is over and you are refreshed and ready to go back to school. Athletics Academy wants me to remind you of Free Elevating Athletics courses for teachers. These are available through your Home Nation Athletics Federations. England, Wales,  Scotland and Northern Ireland. You can also click here for a sneak peek of the free resources you can download from the website, including lesson plans.

Have you heard of World 1,500 Metre Challenge for primary schools on the 16thOctober? This is a simple relay event for primary school teams of nine children who race other teams from across the globe in a friendly ‘virtual’ competition. It is free to enter and a great way to get into endurance running. For details please click here.

Secondary schools do not miss out! The World Marathon Challenge, in support of Save the Children, is also happening on 16th October 2012, teams of secondary school children across the world will compete in a challenging simultaneous relay race in an attempt to break the Marathon world record. This is an exciting global competition that you could be part of! Click here for details.

Everyone who takes part in the World Marathon Challenge is eligible for a Marathon Endurance Award badge, which can be purchased here!

I am sure you will agree with me that it has been a great outdoor season of athletics; I hope watching your heroes has inspired you to get running, jumping and throwing!

See you soon!


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