London Heathside athlete's and North Londoners, in general, have fantastic athletics facilities to use once again thanks to the efforts and hard work from the Finsbury Park Sports Partnership.
East End Road Runners male members have dressed up to raise awareness of Penile cancer as part of Orchid's male cancer charity "Where's Willy Race." This particular campaign #indenial encourages men to talk more about the relatively unknown cancer.
Mental Health Awareness in Sport and Physical Activity (MHASPA) is a 3-hour workshop designed to give you the practical tools to help you better support those of us with mental health problems to be more active. This short course is aimed at anyone working within sport and physical activity - from coaches to front-of-house staff - who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of mental health within the context of their work.
Wednesday night were the London Region Awards, and what a spectacular night it was at The Institute of Sport Exercise Health (ISEH). Congratulations to everyone who won an award as well as the nominees!
England Athletics London Region is pleased to announce its volunteer award winners for 2016. The awards encompass the whole sport of Athletics and this year's winners have been chosen from a particularly strong set of nominations received from a wide range of volunteers and clubs.
On Sunday 9th October East End Road Runners hosted a #runandtalk organised run in support of World Mental Health Day. The event was free to attend and held at a local running track - relays and fun running games were organised throughout the morning and 57 people attended with Mental Health Ambassadors on hand to chat to everyone and promote the benefits of exercise for mental wellbeing.
Cauis House Youth Club in Battersea had a very special visitor recently. HRH The Duke Of Cambridge came to the Youth Club to visit the young, staff and volunteers. This included members of England Atletics' "We Run This" girls' group.
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, 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.
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.