News - London


Metro Blind Sport announce 2015 Open event

Metro Blind Sport are pleased to announce that their Annual Athletics competition will be held on 20th June 2015 at the Mile End Stadium - incorporating a Festival of Athletics for vision impaired people, their families and friends.

East Region and London LCDP series events continue

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.

London Athletics Regional Volunteer Awards 2014

The Institute of Sports Exercise and Health (ISEH) in Tottenham court Road played the generous host once again to the awards evening that reflects the efforts the volunteers have made to our sport over the past year.

Bexley Run England pilot benefits the whole community

Bexley Run England pilot shows you how running can benefit the whole community - delivered in partnership with Bexley Mencap. From a taster to weekly sessions, a regular number of adults from Bexley Mencap are finding out how much fun a Run England group can be and how running can improve their fitness.

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.