News - South East


Sports minister visits BMHAC

As one of the borough's flagship sports and leisure facilities, Down Grange is extremely well used and valued by resident s and visitors to the Basingstoke area. Three of the bigger clubs, including, Basingstoke and Mid Hants Athletics Club, have recorded increases in membership and continued success within their selected sports and are now looking to make further improvements.

Mara Yamauchi shares her knowledge with Ordnance Survey Runners

Ordnance Survey Runners is a registered Run England group that has grown recently to 100 runners. Mara Yamauchi, the UK's second fastest female marathon runner of all time, two-time Olympian and now a qualified Athletics Coach, gave a lunchtime presentation to members of the group and representatives from local clubs about preparation for the marathon.

Steeplechase Indoor Workshop: 16 November

A practical session to improve hurdling, barriers clearance and water jump skills will be held in Ashford Kent on 16th November. The workshop will suit newcomers to steeplechase and experienced athletes who wish to develop their steeplechaser skills. All coaches are welcome and encouraged to attend.

BMH AC volunteers step up to 1 hour decathlon challenge

A recent end-of-season multi-event in Basingstoke was a challenge for organisers, athletes and officials alike - but proved a great success. Could athletes complete all 10 decathlon events in the correct order with an aim to start the 1500m before an hour had elapsed from the gun firing for the 100m?

South East Region Volunteer Award winners announced

England Athletics South East Region is pleased to announce its volunteer award winners for 2014. The awards encompass the whole sport of Athletics and this year's winners have been chosen from the nominations received from a wide range of volunteers and clubs.

Marathon workshop with Mara Yamauchi: 25th October

As part of the England Athletics programme, the Endurance Performance And Coaching Centre (EPACC) at St Mary's University College Twickenham would like to invite coaches and athletes to a marathon workshop on 25th October, with Mara Yamauchi and other guest speakers.

Guide Running Workshop hopes to boost Portsmouth Joggers' Club membership

Portsmouth News spread the word in the locality following an England Athletics training session at Portsmouth Joggers' Club aimed at Guides for visually impaired runners. The England Athletics Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshop been written in conjunction with British Blind Sport and provides runners, leaders, coaches and volunteers with information and experience in off-track guide running for people with a visual impairment.

Crystal Palace – submit your views

The Greater London Authority is currently holding a consultation about the future of facilities at London's Crystal Palace. We would encourage club members to register their views on the proposals with the GLA so that these can be taken into account.