The winners of the England Athletics East Region volunteer wards for 2015 were recognised last weekend at our Age Group championships. They were presented with their awards and certificates in front of the spectators, coaches, athletes and officials present at the Bedford International Stadium.
SW Herts Sports Academy has plans to improve the opportunities for seated throws athletes in the area.
Castle Point Joggers kicked off a summer of events recently to commemorate their 40th year since they were established in 1975 by local runner, Alan Perkins - which makes them one of the oldest jogging clubs in existence and certainly the oldest in the area.
Basildon Athletics Club was recently presented with their Accredited Clubmark status certificate by Karen Stephanou (Club and Coach Support Officer for Essex and Herts).
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".