Since the establishment in 1997/8 of a new body- UKA Ltd -to manage athletics in the UK vast sums of taxpayers’ money as well as lottery funding have been ploughed into the sport with the aim of improving participation and performance. Funding for sport flows down from the DCMS, via UK Sport and Sport England to 45 sports of which athletics is a major beneficiary. Continue reading
The Run in England initiative
UKA claims to have licensed over 1500 athletic road running leaders in the last 6 months. Members of groups affiliated to the Run in England initiative pay an annual fee of £25 and up to £2 for each time they train with a UKA licensed running leader.