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.
Hemel Hempstead based Dacorum Tring AC are proud to salute Diane Ratcliffe, their long-serving secretary, who was recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to Sport at the 2014 Hertfordshire Sports Partnership awards.
The England Athletics teams from the East and London regions teamed up to run a weekend of LCDP workshops at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. Coaches had the opportunity to attend Saturday with ex-international athlete Ian Roberts for Long Jump, and NCDP coaches Philip Sergeant for high jump, and Urban Bettag tutoring the new running forum workshops.
Tring RC's 10th beginner running course since 2011 saw a large group of runners began their running journey, starting with walk/run repeats to then build up to graduate and complete the Aylesbury parkrun on 15th November 2014.
Herts Phoenix AC is delighted to have been reaccredited with Clubmark status by England Athletics. The club operates on two sites at Gosling Park in Welwyn Garden City and Wodson Park in Ware with a total membership of over 600.
Herts County Athletics Network gave sixty four 11-13 year olds from two of their county's secondary schools the opportunity to attend a coaching development day at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. This gave the youngsters the opportunity to experience coaching in up to three different events.
The Hertfordshire County Athletics Network Year 3 Athletics Leaders Academy came to a close with the Awards night on the 20th October. Twenty five committed club or school athletes completed the Academy which ran over a 15 month period.
LCDP coaches from Essex and Herts had the opportunity to choose to attend Endurance planning and delivering training programmes, physical preparation for endurance runners and how to mentally prepare an athlete to overcome an injury.
Hertford and Ware Combine Athletics Club were recently presented with their Accredited Clubmark Status certificate by Karen Stephanou (Club and Coach Support Officer for Essex and Herts). Karen commented, "It's been a pleasure to award HAWCS with their certificate. The Club have only been affiliated since last year and have already completed clubmark and 70 members and increasing."
Following the announcement of the England Athletics Community volunteer award winners for the East region, presentations were made to 3 of the regional award winners on Saturday 19th October at the first Norfolk Sportshall athletics event of the winter.