News - London


London 2017 preparations on track for a successful championships

London 2017's preparations are making "significant progress" following an IAAF technical visit. The routine check by the world governing body took place last week with delegates visiting the Stadium, the proposed marathon routes and receiving more details on services that would be provided for competing athletes.

Med Ball Challenge building a future for England's throwers.

The England Athletics Med Ball Challenge Endurance Awards visited Lee Valley Athletics Centre recently. The joint venture supported by England Athletics, the AAA and Eveque Leisure Equipment Ltd has been set up to introduce children to safe throwing techniques and ultimately drive more numbers of throwers into local clubs.

Cambridge Harriers Athletics Club Presented with Clubmark

Cambridge Harriers Athletics Club, a South London Athletics club and part of the Kent London Athletics Network were presented with Clubmark at their track at Sutcliffe Park Athletics track by Julia Bailey, England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer for South London.

Hurdles coaching masterclass: 19 April

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".

Entries now open for Metro Blind Sport Open

Metro Blind Sport are pleased to announce this year's 39th Annual Athletics Competition will also incorporate a Festival of Athletics for vision impaired people, their families and friends. he Event takes place on 20th June and entry forms are now available online.

Endurance workshop: From Spring into Summer - 29th March

An endurance workshop "From Spring into Summer" will take place at the Endurance Performance And Coaching Centre (EPACC) at St Mary's University College Twickenham on 29th March. The main focus of the day is the process to a successful track season.

2015 Bupa Westminster Mile marks 30th anniversary of Cram's World Record.

The third edition of the Bupa Westminster Mile on Sunday 24 May 2015 will salute one of Britain's greatest middle distance runners.Thirty years ago, Steve Cram shattered the world mile record in the Dream Mile at Oslo's famous Bislett stadium in July 1985 during an extraordinary 19 day period when he set three new world records.

Spring Marathon prep with Mara Yamauchi

Marathon runners and coaches gathered together on Wednesday 28th January to get top marathon advice from International marathon athlete Mara Yamauchi, England Athletics invited coaches and athletes to attend the marathon workshop. Mara Yamauchi has a wealth of Marathon knowledge as second fastest British woman ever behind world record-holder Paula Radcliffe, and also has recently qualified as an Athletics coach.??