Presentations have been made to a number of South East Awards winners, with a few more still to take place. Congratualtions to Jill Slatter, City of Portsmouth AC, David Millett, Kevin Battell, John Gill, Love Running Tuesday Nighters, and Run Kent.
Fareham Crusaders invited all their members to take part in a social run to support World Mental Health Day. The club has two England Athletics Mental Health Ambassadors who worked with the club secretary to plan the evening. An evening which was later described as "the most important evening in the history of the club."
A free Jumps workshop is being hosted by Dartford Harriers on 16th October. Extra places are now available for coaches and athletes from other Kent and Medway Athletics Network clubs. The 3 hour workshop will be led by Gary Gallagher and John Bancroft and will help coaches looking to develop their knowledge of Long Jump, High Jump and Triple Jump and will include both the latest in theory as well as some practical work on the track with young athletes.
A large group of Brighton Hove Women's Running Club members took time before Thursday evening's training run to be presented with their recently completed Clubmark accreditation. Being one of only a few clubs nationally, and the only club in Sussex with the adult running club accreditation of Clubmark, BWRC have been setting the pace in their own way.
The South Team can now confirm movement skills workshop 1 and 2 that are available. The workshops will cost £15 to attend and are aimed at assisting all leaders / coaches at all qualification levels, for all different ability and age of the athletes they are working with.
Dave Leach has been coaching at Lewes AC since the club started. He has had a string of successful athletes at Lewes AC; one of these athletes that he's coached since the age of 12 is Rob Mullett who was selected to Represent Team GB at the Rio Olympics for the Men's 3000m steeplechase. The club used crowdfunding to send Dave to Rio!
Mara Yamauchi visited Hardley Runners recently - her mission was to present and coach a track session for the Hythe-based club through the England Athletics Flying Coach Visit scheme.
Watford Harriers and Barnet and District AC each celebrated being presented the prestigious Clubmark award by Karen Stephanou, England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer after eighteen months of planning and restructuring within the clubs
The Steeplechase Centre, based at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford, Kent, is holding its regular practical sessions to improve hurdling, barriers clearance and water jump skills.
Southampton's running community is very vibrant with proactive local clubs and a hugely successful parkrun held on Southampton Common. The area had already had a workshop on Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running the previous year, and this was followed recently by a Taster Session for Visually Impaired runners and beginners.