Chair of the England Athletics National Council and Co-Chair of London Regional Council, Tony Shiret, gives his latestupdate.
England Athletics has been working with a number of partners across the South Area to encourage more people to take up running through the Run England recreational running programme. In the last year 6,488 adults have started running with a Run England beginner group, which exceeds the annual target of 6,000.
The first four of England Athletics' eleven 2014 Regional Club Conferences have now taken place at Doncaster, Exeter, London and Harrogate. Over the past 10 days, representatives from clubs across Yorkshire and Humberside, the South West and London took the opportunity to meet to express their views.
Plumstead Runners once again organised a very successful Sport Relief event at Danson Park on Sunday 23 March 2014. There were over 400 runners, many wearing fancy dress, completing the 1, 3 or 6 mile course to raise money for Sport Relief.
London's First Annual International Mile Race will see Runners from theBritish Milers ClubCompete on the Iconic Amba HotelsCity of London Mile Course.
The first two of England Athletics' eleven 2014 Regional Club Conferences have now taken place at Doncaster and Exeter. On Monday 24th and Wednesday 26th March, representatives from clubs across South Yorkshire and the South West took the opportunity to meet to express their views on matters ranging from affiliation and registration, EA's future priorities, the links between participation and clubs and the competition pathway.
A free High Jump LCDP event open to all qualified coaches will be held at Lee Valley Athletics Centre on 5th April. Coaches are invited to bring one athlete. Sessions include: Developing the Coaching Eye, Progressing individual training components throughout the year, Practical Jumping, High Jump Specific Strength, Developing the Takeoff, Question and Answer session.
Brian Hopkins updates Londoners on the 2014 300/400 hurdles training day series.
Havering Mayesbrook Athletic Club has changed its name back to Havering Athletic Club after ruling out any move back to Mayesbrook Park Arena in Barking Dagenham. The change came into immediate effect after last Friday's Annual General Meeting approved the required changes in club rules.
The first England Athletics Regional Club Conference of 2014 takes place at the Keepmoat Stadiumin Doncasteron Monday 24th Marchand will be the first of a series of events that will offer representatives of clubs from across the country the opportunity to meet and discuss the biggest issues and challenges that they face.