Leicester Coritanian AC had reason to celebrate recently when club member Alan Mellett returned from the World Indoor Masters Championships in Budapest, Hungary with a gold and a silver medal. The eighty-year-old ran 9.74 in the 60m final to take silver, beating competitors from Germany, Russia and Italy.
North Somerset Athletic Club (NSAC) continue to drive forwards towards its own facility, with a stunning fundraising effort over the weekend of 15th and 16th March. The venue was a sunny Weston-super-Mare Grand Pier, and the effort saw nearly 400 athletes carrying a mock Olympic torches around the 700m length for the whole 24 hours.
Following a successful team selection trial's match which was held at Loughborough College at the end of March and which offered our young athletes from across the region a rare opportunity to experience a high quality road race against their peers, a team of 36 athletes travelled from the east Midlands to take part in the 2014 version of the London Mini Marathon.
There's just a week to go to get your entry in for the All Ability Athletics and Boccia Challenge Cup, a team and individual competition within the spirit of the UKA rules for all people with disabilities (aged 8 and over). Events include: long jump, distance club, shot, t javelin, grip ball, 60m, 100m, 200m, relay, boccia. Volunteers also warmly welcomed.
England Athletics, in partnership with British Athletics are pleased to announce that Greg Hull will be hosting a masterclass on Preparation for Major Championships at Loughborough university on 17th May from 4 to 6pm. Greg is the former USA Track and Field Director of Pole Vault, a USA Track and Field Master Coach and the UCS Spirit National Pole Vault Summit Director of Coaching.
We are pleased to announce that Oswestry Olympians AC have recently received their Clubmark Award. England Athletics 'Accredited Club' is built around a set of core criteria which ensure that accredited clubs operate to a set of consistent, accepted and adopted minimum operating standards.
England Athletics will be offering a series of FREE workshops for Run Leaders. The workshops are aimed at those who currently lead or who are about to start to lead Run England groups across South Yorkshire. Leaders should have the Leadership in Running Fitness Course or be willing to attend.
British Athletics have announced that Peter Stanley has been appointed to the post of Head of Field and Combined Events. The recruitment of Stanley completes the three specialist roles reporting to British Athletics' Performance Director Neil Black.
The 7th Annual Open meeting will be held on Saturday 17th May at the Smart Aston Court Hotel, Derby. All Clubs affiliated to England Athletics for cross country running are eligible to attend and vote. The meeting will start at 12 noon.
Kent Endurance, part of the Kent Athletics Network, are holding a series of Steeplechase training sessions culminating in the opportunity to take part in a choice of steeplechase competition events. This April sees a good variety of training and competition opportunities.