London’s unrivalled history in boasting some of the strongest club set-ups in the country is being given a whole new dimension with the emergence of some of the most successful ‘super-groups’ of athletes, training together as one, irrespective of club loyalties. We want to hear from you, coaches and athletes in the run up to one of the biggest periods in the history of athletics in london!
In this feature we look at one such group: ‘Trackspeed1’ is based at Crystal Palace under the tutelage of senior sprints coach John Powell, and embraces athletes from Tower Hamlets, Blackheath, Croydon, Belgrave, TVH, Bexley, Newham, and Kent AC.
In just two years Yeovil Olympiads have expanded their provision for local disabled athletes across all event areas. Starting with students from the local college and a small county competition, the club is a thriving hub for athletes via Playground to Podium and word-of-mouth.
06.Jun.11 Olympic Champions and World Record Holders Attend Opening of New Indoor Facility at Perivale Park Track
Husband and wife throwers, Yuri Sedykh and Natalya Lisovskaya, world record holders in the men’s Hammer and women’s Shot respectively and both former Olympic Champions, attended the opening of the new indoor training facility at the Perivale Track in West London. The pair were invited to attend the opening by the track manager, Jamie Bath, who is also Head Coach of the West London Hammer School, based there, and a mentee on the NCDP for the Hammer.
As the main club sessions for Wreake Runners are already at bursting point the decision was taken to set up and run an entirely separate “Athletics Academy” which used the Athletics 365 programme as its core.