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Queen's Birthday Honours for three of our athletics family

An athletics club volunteer, a seated thrower, and a coach have all been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The BEM (British Empire Medal) was awarded to Ros Cramp for services to Disability Sport and to Ron Allison for services to Athletics. Paralympian Claire Harvey receives an MBE for services to Diversity, Inclusion and Sport. In addition, Sport England's CEO Jennie Price was recognised for her work.

Ashford Leisure Trust wins National Diversity Award

Ashford Leisure Trust has been nationally recognised for its work with disabled people by winning the 2017 SPORTA award for Championing Diversity. SPORTA runs a yearly awards ceremony to promote the unique and distinctive nature of leisure and culture trusts and the important contribution they make to the improvement in health and wellbeing in local communities around the UK.

Hawkinge Hurricanes achieve clubmark

The Hawkinge Hurricanes, a road running club and Run Together Group in Kent have recently been awarded Clubmark status. They have only been established 13 months and already boast 84 members ranging from novice to elite, one coach, five qualified run leaders, a welfare officer and a mental health ambassador.

Sir Mo Farah and Kadeena Cox scoop top BEDSA awards

Sir Mo Farah and Kadeena Cox were the big winners at this year's Lycamobile BEDSAs, staged at the Hilton Park Lane, London recently and part-sponsored by England Athletics. They were named Lycamobile Sportsman and Sporting Equals Sportswoman of the Year at a glittering awards show hosted by Sir Lenny Henry.

Fareham Crusaders #runandtalk

Fareham Crusaders invited all their members to take part in a social run to support World Mental Health Day. The club has two England Athletics Mental Health Ambassadors who worked with the club secretary to plan the evening. An evening which was later described as "the most important evening in the history of the club."

Prince William visits Cauis House Youth Club

Cauis House Youth Club in Battersea had a very special visitor recently. HRH The Duke Of Cambridge came to the Youth Club to visit the young, staff and volunteers. This included members of England Atletics' "We Run This" girls' group.

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