England Athletics have teamed up with the teamBEDSLUTON's No Limits Team to help identify more guide runners to support visually impaired people interested in running in Bedfordshire. Anyone interested in becoming a Guide Runner is invited to attend the free guide running workshop on Saturday 11th July 2015 at Stockwood Park Athletics Centre.
Over 80% of people surveyed who are deaf or hard of hearing want to participate in sport in a mixed environment. the biggest barriers to doing this are communication skills. The Sports Coach UK course "Effective Communication: Coaching Deaf People in Sport Workshops" provides attendees the opportunity to improve their general communication skills as well as their awareness of how to communicate with deaf people.
We are pleased to announce that Nick Anderson will be running a workshop for the Kent London Athletics Network on Monday 6th July 7-9pm at the Beckenham Running Club.
West Ham United Foundation is delighted to host the Be Moore fundraising 10km run on Monday 25th May in order to aid the Moore Family Foundation's successful mentoring programme, which targets vulnerable year six pupils across east London and Essex.
England Athletics Med Ball Challenge was held at Watford and at Lee Valley on 24th and 25th March 2015. In total 45 children took part at Lee Valley and a further 179 took part at St Michael's RC High School in Watford.
Part of the coaching masterclass series, a Hurdles masterclass will take place at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on Sunday 19th April. The speakers will be Steve Mitchell and Colin Baross and the workshop will cover "developing the key skills of a hurdler".
For several years Havering AC have had to operate a waiting list for those athletes wishing to join the club and when this reached 150 last year the Club decided that a satellite club approach would offer those on the waiting list the opportunity to experience athletics coaching before a place at the club became available.
There was a good turn-out of 16 coaches at the most recent coach education workshop organised by the Essex Athletics Network. And with the topic being "Nutrition for athletics training and competition", those present were left with much new information to digest.
Precision Athletics are running the first 2015 session of their popular free "Play Days" on 22nd 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.
With funding from Sport England, we are pleased to announce the start-up of a Wheelchair Racing Group in Cambridge. Participants do not need any experience of athletics or wheelchair racing - just an enthusiasm for sport and to learn new skills.