England Athletics are working with partners in Hampshire to reach people who would like to try track wheelchair racing and have arranged a number of Taster Sessions at the Mountbatten Leisure Centre for anyone interested to "come and have a go". This will complement the regular Seated Throws session which takes place at the same time. Meanwhile, any sprinters with additional needs can join Leroy Elliott's speed-work sessions.
5 coaches from across the Kent and Medway Athletics Network attended an introduction to Disability Athletics and Wheelchair Racing at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford. The workshop was led by Nicole Evans who until recently worked as an Athletics Activator for England Athletics in London. She has competed in wheelchair racing distances of 100m up to 3 miles and came 7th in the Mini London Marathon in 2004.
Make your nomination now for the England Athletics Community Awards. Tickets for our Hall of Fame and Community Awards night are also now available to buy.
Schools from across Oxfordshire are set to descend on Abingdon for the Oxfordshire Sainsbury's School Games Spring Festival sponsored by Abingdon School.
Kent Endurance, part of the Kent and Medway Athletics Network, regularly hold Steeplechase training sessions culminating in the opportunity to take part in a choice of steeplechase competition events. The next steeplechase training sessions will take place on 9th, 16th and 23rd July at Ashford, and workshop and races on 19th July at Crystal Palace.
Wheelchair users and people with partial leg function are being encouraged by Adur and Worthing councils to try wheelchair racing. Following the launch of a wheelchair racing group in 2013, there are now six racing wheelchairs available for disabled people in the community to use. The group, hosted by Worthing and District Harriers, is backed by the Sussex Athletics Network.
Following the conclusion of the 2014 England Athletics Regional Club conference series, England Athletics committed to consulting the wider sport on the key issues that were raised. A short survey that covers these topics is now live.
The Kent and Medway Athletics Network are delighted to welcome Neville Taylor to Sevenoaks, Kent on 14th July to share his experience of coaching 10K. Neville will help coaches plan to get the most out of their training and give advice on race preparation.
Wednesday 2nd July will see the staging of a FREE sports taster day for people who are blind or partially sighted at The Park Club, Milton Park. The event will be a great opportunity to encourage people with a visual impairment into sporting activities and then to signpost onto opportunities which are taking place locally.
Kent Endurance, part of the Kent Athletics Network, regularly hold Steeplechase training sessions culminating in the opportunity to take part in a choice of steeplechase competition events. The next steeplechase training sessions will take place on 4th, 11th and 25th June, and Open races on 15th June, both at Ashford.