News - South East


South Movement Skills workshops announced

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.

Club uses crowdfunding to send deserving coach to support athlete in Rio

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!

Clubmark success for two Herts clubs

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

Visually impaired get a taste for guided running in Southampton

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.

Half term Steeplechase training in Kent a success

A half term Steeplechase training session organised by the Steeplechase Centre at the Julie Rose Stadium proved popular with athletes from all over the south east. The programme included practical sessions to improve hurdling, barriers clearance, race tactics and water jump skills. The final part of the day focused on developing strength and conditioning.

Margaret Strange: 1945-2016

England Athletics and Oxfordshire AA is sad to report the death of Margaret Strange, aged 70, on 15th May 2016. Margaret was a Life Vice President of the County AAand gave more than 50 years in the service and support of county athletics as a former thrower and also a Technical Official qualified in Field, Track and Endurance disciplines.

David Holder: 1945-2016

Kent, London and athletics in general have lost a loyal and dedicated servant with the death of Dave Holder, who passed away recently after a short illness. Dave was the London Region and England Athletics Official of the Year in 2014.

Steeplechase training and races at Ashford

The Steeplechase Centre, based at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford, Kent, is holding practical sessions to improve hurdling, barriers clearance and water jump skills on 4th, 11th and 18th May.