Run! is going from strength to strength in London, 6 months into the project the 10 Run! Activators have recruited an impressive 130 new coaches and 201 new volunteers who have given 447 hours to the project and 426 participants have had access to informal coach athlete and volunteer workshops.
Well done to Breagha Campbell, Izzie Lamport-Went , Freya McCoy, Catriona McSorley and Tatiana Froggit running for their school James Allen Girls School who were second in junior girls at the English schools cross country cup final at Rugby and especially to Breagha had a superb run winning the race beating an old rival for the first time. Georgie Hay and Victoria Picken also ran well for JAGS in the...
The start of December saw another successful turn out at Lee Valley athletic centre for the second in series of the 300/400 meter hurdle training Days. 26 athletes joined Brian Hopkins and his 9 strong coaching team for the Sunday session on the 4th December. Brian Hopkins was assisted by former sprint and one lap hurdler Julie Pratt. The former Wood green with Essex ladies athlete enjoyed competing at two commonwealth games, in Manchester 2002, she made the final of the
SLAN Jumps Coach Athlete Development Day at Sutton Arena 27 November
Event Leader John Shepard and Tony Ganio
Support by Elliot Safo (European Youth Champion, Croydon Harriers) and Oliver Newport
Organiser Ben Noad & Dartfish Analysis Peter Kerr SLAN
The event was attended by a total of 24 people
seven coaches, eleven Athletes, and six parents attended the workshop, plus John, Tony, Ben Noad & Peter Kerr from SLAN as facilitators.
Past and present members of Orion Harriers celebrated the club’s centenary at the West Essex Golf Club on Saturday night. Formed in Hackney in 1911 as a cross country club Orion formed a female section in 1986 and a Junior section in the 1990s. The club currently has over 300 senior members and around the same number of juniors. Training is in Epping Forest and at Walthamstow track.
The world marathon challenge came to North London with the event being at Lee Valley for the 5th year. The challenging simultaneous relay race in support of Save the Children, is for 11-13 year olds who will race around a track in teams of 31. Each child will run a 200m stretch six or seven times each, passing a baton to their team-mates.