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.
An Introduction to Sprint Hurdles and Technical Development workshop will take place in Surrey on 22nd February. This free workshop will be practical based to help coaches to introduce hurdling to novice athletes and look at teaching progressions.
The Kent U11 Sportshall athletics teams travelled to Burgess Hill in Sussex on Sunday 11th January to compete in the Fun in Athletics South East Regional Festival against 8 other counties from across the South East region.
Away from the leading pack in the Sussex Cross Country Championships, two young athletes were having their own battle as they raced towards the finish line in the U15 Girls' competition. In boggy conditions Chichester's Heidi King - who had a slight lead - fell. Brighton Hove's Yvette Edmans stopped, helped her up and ensured Heidi went through the funnel in front of her.
Whether you are a club looking to encourage more people to get involved as a coach or an official in 2015, or an organisation that understands the value of having qualified volunteers, we have resources to help you guide people to the right course for them.
Many of the county of Sussex's leading young athletes have been taking part in the Sussex Winter Endurance and Track and Field Squads 2014/15. 50 to 60 athletes have attended each of 3 endurance sessions, and around 50 of the top under 13 and under 15 athletes took part in Winter Track and Field Squad days.
Abingdon AC's Bernard Wilkins has been awarded the 2014 BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award for the South. Bernard has been coaching for the past 16 years. He is a highly respected coach and contributes countless hours to developing endurance athletes in the local area.
Over the last two months, presentations were made at a number of club and county venues to congratulate the winners of the England Athletics South East Regional Volunteer Awards 2014.
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.