The Senior and Under 20 Combined Events championships come to Bedford this weekend with some fantastic competitions in store. With the disability athletics open events including the likes of double Paralympic 100m champion Jonnie Peacock and in-form Sophie Hahn who lowered her own T38 World Record in Loughborough last weekend they are likely to be a host of more impressive performances in these too.
England Athletics are holding a comprehensive series of outdoor track and field championships for Senior, Under 23, Under 20, Under 17 and Under 15 athletes this summer. Open Disability events will also be incorporated into our Senior and U20 combined events champs weekend and entry is now open for these.
Typhoo and the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) have teamed up again in 2017 to provide disabled athletes with more sporting opportunities to compete across England. It will be the third year that Typhoo will add an extra 'OO' to the National Junior Athletics Championships and nine regional qualifiers, aiming to increase the number of disabled people in athletics.
In partnership with Kent Sport, Ashford Leisure Trust organised the first Kent Schools Learning Disability Cross Country Championships on Wednesday 29th March at Mote Park. The event forms part of the Kent School Games disability programme of events and involved 145 runners from 10 Kent special schools.
Six visually impaired (VI) adults attended a fantastic running taster session expertly led by Run Leader Sara Davies. After some introductions the participants were all matched up with trained guide runners who had kindly agreed to support the event.
The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) has reported some great news articles in February! Here's a round up; more opportunities for amputees, National Citizen Service deliver the Sainsbury's Inclusive Community Training, Future teachers reaping benefits from Sainsbury's IPE Training, and latest blog: "It's easier to get up early in the mornings when I'm active."
Don't forget there is still time to apply for our new Inspiration Club project. The project offers the chance for clubs to apply for a package of support related to delivering athletics for disabled people. Applications close at midnight on 5th March 2017.
The organisers of the World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships London 2017 have unveiled separate digital platforms to identify the unique qualities of both events which make up the biggest sporting occasion of 2017.
Bexley Mencap's innovative RunTogether keep fit scheme for people with learning disabilities has been selected by Tesco as one of their 3 good causes for Superstores in Bexley during Feb 2017.
England Athletics are pleased to confirm applications are now being invited to the new Inspiration Club project. The project offers the chance for clubs to apply for a package of support related to delivering athletics for disabled people.