Leeds Endurance Athletics Forum Current Status & Activities


17 October 2011 LEAF resurfaces as the Endurance Sub-group of the Leeds Athletics Network


As part of the reorganisation for Year 2 (October 2011 - September 2012), three sub-groups have been created


        Run Leeds

        Track and Field

Each to address their own project areas see items from the plan summary in the table below (click here for the full plan summary)


The next meeting of the Endurance Sub-group will be Monday 7 September

        Leeds Race Series (Click for discussion paper)

        Junior race series? (school year categories?)

        Workshops & Clinics what workshops where?

        Other items from Year 2 plan



Year 2 plan (1 Oct 2011 to 30 Sep 2012) Endurance Activities

Flying Coaches

Organise Flying Coaches to visit an Endurance club every alternate month

Workshops/ Clinics

Calendar of workshops/ clinics for the next 12 months - including: Injury prevention, Nutrition, Biomechanics, Physiology, Strength & Conditioning, General endurance

Workshops/ Clinics

Source local tutors to deliver workshops -

Endurance Club Partnership training

Joint Track Sessions - once a month where clubs can come together on a running track

First Aid

First aid course - LAN to organise


Purchasing headlamps for clubs to run nighttime training sessions (15 lamps @ 20, Hire out 15 per night)

Leeds race series

Develop a race series

Park Run

Promote Park Run across clubs - increase club entries and promote 'adopt a club' at Roundhay and new Park Runs

Park Run

Support a third Leeds Park run

Junior Endurance

Develop Junior Park Run 1 per month at Woodhouse Moor. Each of the 6 clubs with junior sections will promote 2 races p.a.

Junior Endurance

Junior Events series - devise an event series just for junior endurance to promote on website

Run for All Leeds 10k

Volunteer Support - Liaise with Run for All coordinator and advertise voluntary positions across the network

Leeds Half Marathon

Volunteer Support - Liaise with Run for All coordinator and advertise voluntary positions across the network

Leeds Half Marathon

Retain Leeds Half Marathon runners - Promote clubs to non-club runners at end of race and other advertsing.


Year 2 plan (1 Oct 2011 to 30 Sep 2012) General Activities

Communication (Facebook & Website)

Establish 'Run Leeds' Facebook Group

Communication (Facebook & Website)

Set up for 'Leeds Athletics' Facebook

Communication (Facebook & Website)

Website to be regularly maintained

Communication (Facebook & Website)

Website to be created for Run Leeds

LAN Coordination & Promotion

Calendar of Events organised and supported by LAN

LAN Coordination & Promotion

Leeds Council Athletics Projects - regular meetings.

Committee Members Support

LAN member benefits on website. Leeds Athletics network poster/flyer

Committee Members Support

Organise 2 x Committee Members Evening Forums

Course Availability & Calendar

Information on non-coaching courses to be communicated across the LAN e.g. Safeguarding (child welfare, club welfare, vulnerable adults) -

Course Availability & Calendar

Courses by WY Sport, Leeds Council, Leeds Uni, Leeds Met, etc communicated regularly

Volunteer availability

Information on volunteer centres / organisations to be available on website

Links to schools

Key contact information of local schools to be sent out to all clubs


Information on funding streams/pots and funding success stories to be promoted across the network

LAN Quarterly Meetings

LAN organise quarterly meetings at John Charles Centre for Sport

LEAF Group Development

LEAF Group to meet - set 2 meeting dates p.a. to discuss relevant issues e.g. road closures,


Calendar of Junior Events


Availability of T&F at John Charles and Carnegie


Click here for LEAF history