Over 1,000 runners from 78 Kent junior schools took part in the Kent Junior Schools' Cross Country Championships organised by Ashford Leisure Trust on Saturday 21st March.
With the further development and expansion of AthleACADEMY, England Athletics is pleased to be supporting youth volunteering, and supporting clubs' drive towards sustainability and succession planning.
Part of the coaching masterclass series, a Hurdles masterclass will take place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Sunday 19th April. The speakers will be Steve Mitchell and Colin Baross and the workshop will cover "developing the key skills of a hurdler".
An endurance workshop "From Spring into Summer" will take place at the Endurance Performance And Coaching Centre (EPACC) at St Mary's University College Twickenham on 29th March. The main focus of the day is the process to a successful track season.
A Steeplechase workshop led by Spencer Duval (EA event coordinator for steeplechase) for both coaches and athletes will be taking place at the stadium in Milton Keynes on 1st March from 10am to 12pm. There will be practical training for the athletes, including the water jump.
A number of free workshops have been arranged on Sunday 22nd February at Thames Valley Athletics Centre including ones for coaches on the LCDP, Run Leaders, Endurance Coaches and Leaders, and a Throws Coaching Day for coaches and athletes (fee for athletes) on 22nd March.
Precision Athletics are running the first 2015 session of their popular free "Play Days" on 22nd February. The EDM is the Electronic Distance Measuring device used by field judges at meetings and this is a good chance to get to grips with EDM equipment in an informal setting.
Aldershot, Farnham and District AC has made great efforts over the past years to expand the club and its range of events. Prior to 2000 the club had a reputation for endurance events covering middle and long distance running plus race walking. This reputation continues today, but the efforts to broaden the scope are now becoming evident.
2014 has been an incredible year for running in Kent. With over 100 qualified leaders now involved in the Run Kent project and 90 groups registered on Run England, numbers just keep on growing.
Three Local Coach Development Programme workshops will take place at the Julie Rose stadium on 21st February; Take off drills and Lower Limb Conditioning for high jumpers, Nutrition for Endurance and Javelin: Shoulder Care.