News - East


Hertfordshire Athletic Leaders Academy Launch 2016

Last month, fifteen young sports people sat down to begin the class of 2016 Herts Young Leaders' Academy. During this meeting they were shown a variety of ways in which they could increase their level of understanding and knowledge.

Nutrition expert announced for Chelmsford Regional Technical Day

We are pleased to announce that nutritionist Sarah Danaher will be speaking at the Chelmsford Regional Technical Day for coaches. Sarah has a BSc Physiology and MSc Nutrition and Dietetics, is a Registered Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian, with 15 years of experience working medically and in sports performance.

EDM Play Day for officials: 21st February

Precision Athletics are running the first 2016 session of their popular free "Play Days" on 21st February. The EDM is the Electronic Distance Measuring device used by field judges at meetings and this is a good chance to get to grips with EDM equipment in an informal setting.

Rugby and Northampton Athletic Club – CEO Club visit

England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones, Regional Council Chair Mark Wall and Area Manager Matt Foad recently visited the Northampton-based activities of the club. They had the opportunity to speak to volunteers and find out more about the latest news on the club's current activities and plans for the future.

Couch-2-couch to Couch-2-5k to Run Leader!

Beth Hart started running with a beginners' group in Cambridgeshire three years ago. After an operation to correct a heart problem and a long period of not being able to exercise, she was able to once more run, and a year later helps to lead a running group at the National Trust's Wimpole Hall.

Sprint star Abi Oyepitan inspiring youngsters in Peterborough

British athletics star Abi Oyepitan inspired young people in Peterborough at a Sportivate beginners running project at the Thomas Deacon Academy recently, one of the key initiatives to create a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Southend on Sea AC Clubmark success

Southend on Sea AC was recently presented with their Accredited Clubmark status certificate by Karen Stephanou (Club and Coach Support Officer for Essex and Herts).