News - London


Run Leader Paul completes 50 marathons in 50 days

Last weekend England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness, Run Group leader and runner Paul Lewis completed his challenge to run 50 marathons in 50 days, in an average time of 3 hours 57 minutes and 2 seconds per day.

Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers presented with Clubmark

Kingston Athletics Club and Polytechnic Harriers, a South West London Athletics club were presented with their Clubmark on Tuesday 30th August at their track at Kingsmeadow stadium in Kingston-upon-Thames.. Julia Bailey, England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer for South London was on hand to present the award.

England Athletics Run! Athletics Activator ready for Rio

As the opening ceremony for the Rio Paralympics is about to take place, for us at England Athletics it's even more exciting as the London Regional team's Vanessa Daobry will be competing in the F34 Shotput. We also extend our congratulations to other members of our immediate England Athletics family who have coached athletes or played roles in working to develop the support system which ultimately creates our athletic champions of today and tomorrow.

South Movement Skills workshops announced

The South Team can now confirm movement skills workshop 1 and 2 that are available. The workshops will cost £15 to attend and are aimed at assisting all leaders / coaches at all qualification levels, for all different ability and age of the athletes they are working with.

A week in the life of East End Road Runners

East End Road Runners (EERR) is a friendly, all-level running club based in Newham, East London Everybody is welcome whether they have never run before or have run their whole life, fast or slow, walk/jog/run. Here's a run-down of what can happen in just a week at the Club, as written by a club member.

50% off entry for events at the London Community Games

With just 4 weeks to go before our first ever Community Games which will take place on 7th August at Mile End athletics stadium, we're pleased to announce 50% off entry into a range of events. This offer is valid for online bookings made between the 11th and 15th July 2016 and for the events listed.

Elvis returns! Running a 5k

Every year, East London's finest running clubs come together to compete in the East London Five Interclub Series (Elvis) and this year saw East End Road Runners host their own 5k in the Olympic Park. Club members undertook all the voluntary roles needed.

Newham Open and London Athletics Disability Competition

Athletes from across London recently took part in the combined EFDS Typhoo London Championships, Special Olympics GB competition and the Newham Athletics Network open meeting. Over 250 athletes of all abilities took part in 11events.

EFDS Typhoo London Championships

Sunday 5th June saw athletes from across London take part in the combined EFDS Typhoo London Championships, SOGB competition and the Newham Athletics Network open meeting. Over 250 athletes of all abilities took part in 11 events.

David Holder: 1945-2016

Kent, London and athletics in general have lost a loyal and dedicated servant with the death of Dave Holder, who passed away recently after a short illness. Dave was the London Region and England Athletics Official of the Year in 2014.