News - South East


Bexley Athletics Club Presented with Clubmark

Bexley Athletics Club, a South London Athletics club and part of the Kent London Athletics Network were presented with their Clubmark recently at their track at Erith stadium. Julia Bailey, England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer for South London was at hand to present the certificate to Karen Winfield OBE and Clubmark lead for Bexley AC and athletes of Bexley AC.

Athletics Wheelchair Racing set to start in September in Portsmouth

England Athletics are working with partners in Hampshire to reach people who would like to try track wheelchair racing and have arranged a number of Taster Sessions at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre for anyone interested to "come and have a go". This will complement the regular Seated Throws session which takes place at the same time. Meanwhile, any sprinters with additional needs can join Leroy Elliott's speed-work sessions.

Flying Coach Visit for Wheelchair Racing in Kent

5 coaches from across the Kent and Medway Athletics Network attended an introduction to Disability Athletics and Wheelchair Racing at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford. The workshop was led by Nicole Evans who until recently worked as an Athletics Activator for England Athletics in London. She has competed in wheelchair racing distances of 100m up to 3 miles and came 7th in the Mini London Marathon in 2004.

Steeplechase Training Sessions Water Jump Practice Development Races

Kent Endurance, part of the Kent and Medway Athletics Network, regularly hold Steeplechase training sessions culminating in the opportunity to take part in a choice of steeplechase competition events. The next steeplechase training sessions will take place on 9th, 16th and 23rd July at Ashford, and workshop and races on 19th July at Crystal Palace.

Sussex Athletics Network encourages wheelchair racing

Wheelchair users and people with partial leg function are being encouraged by Adur and Worthing councils to try wheelchair racing. Following the launch of a wheelchair racing group in 2013, there are now six racing wheelchairs available for disabled people in the community to use. The group, hosted by Worthing and District Harriers, is backed by the Sussex Athletics Network.

England Athletics Consultation Survey - Now Live

Following the conclusion of the 2014 England Athletics Regional Club conference series, England Athletics committed to consulting the wider sport on the key issues that were raised. A short survey that covers these topics is now live.