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.
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.
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.
A free Olympic Lifting workshop will will take place at the David Weir Leisure Centre, Carshalton on 29th November for coaches and athletes.
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 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.
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.