News - South East


Bexley Run England pilot benefits the whole community

Bexley Run England pilot shows you how running can benefit the whole community - delivered in partnership with Bexley Mencap. From a taster to weekly sessions, a regular number of adults from Bexley Mencap are finding out how much fun a Run England group can be and how running can improve their fitness.

Kent Young officials steal the show at Sportshall Athletics

A group of teenage officials from Ashford AC and Thanet AC were the stars at a KCAA Sportshall Open competition at Folkestone Leisure centre recently. Some are already qualified officials, and others are new "recruits" and are all likely to be nominated for Bursaries from the Kent and Medway Athletics Club towards the cost of attending a Level 2 officials course next March.

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.

Kent County Athletics Association honours athletes and volunteers

Kent County Athletics Association held their third President's Award dinner on Friday 7 November. Kent is honoured to have such a wealth of talent, but the awards were more than recognizing talent, they were also about support for Kent athletics as well as an opportunity to recognise their officials and coaches.

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.