News - London


Campaign to save Tooting Bec track

Over 200 people came to Tooting Bec track at short notice on Sunday 9th November to show support for the campaign to save Tooting Bec Athletics track, the future of the track has been subject to speculation following a series of leaked council documents what imply that the track could be handed over to outside groups in the next financial year as Wandsworth Council look to make cuts.

Track and Field Officials required for visually impaired event

Metro Blind Sport are looking for officiating support at the 'Metro Athletics Open' on 20th June 2015, held in East London. This exciting Track and Field event for new and competing athletes across the UK who are vision impaired, is supported by England Athletics and the Run! Project, providing a pathway to compete at an international level.

Hertford and Ware AC's Clubmark Celebrations

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."

London to host IPC World Championships Marathon in 2015

IPC Athletics, the international federation for para-athletics, and London Marathon Ltd announced today that the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon will host the IPC Athletics World Championships marathon events on Sunday 26 April 2015.

Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC – Chief Executive’s visit

England Athletics CEO Chris Jones paid a visit to a Blackheath and Bromley Harriers AC club session at their track at Norman Park. At his visit to the club on a Tuesday training evening Chris found out more about what happens behind the scenes on a week-by-week basis.

Marathon workshop with Mara Yamauchi: 25th October

As part of the England Athletics programme, the Endurance Performance And Coaching Centre (EPACC) at St Mary's University College Twickenham would like to invite coaches and athletes to a marathon workshop on 25th October, with Mara Yamauchi and other guest speakers.

London Region Volunteer Award winners announced

England Athletics London Region is pleased to announce its volunteer award winners for 2014. The awards encompass the whole sport of Athletics and this year's winners have been chosen from the nominations received from a wide range of volunteers and clubs.

Crystal Palace – submit your views

The Greater London Authority is currently holding a consultation about the future of facilities at London's Crystal Palace. We would encourage club members to register their views on the proposals with the GLA so that these can be taken into account.

Endurance workshop: planning the athletic year - 12th October

As part of England Athletics programme the Endurance Performance And Coaching Centre (EPACC) at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, would like to invite coaches and athletes to a workshop from that will be based on planning the athletic year.

SEAOA Officials' conference - registration now open

Officials in the South of England are being treated this year to a second conference. Following a vote at the February event, it was decided that November was a better time for the conference and AGM. As usual the event will take place in Twickenham and some interesting and innovative workshops have been announced. New officials are welcome, with some workshops especially designed for them.