Have you booked your free place? Only a few days to go until the first in a series of Movement Skills workshops launch in the South. Coaches and leaders are advised to ensure they book their place ahead of the event they wish to attend:Peterborough (3rd October), Eastleigh (3rd October) and Ashford (4th October).
The 2015 South of England Athletics Officials' Association (SEAOA) conference will take place on 15th November at Wimbledon College, Edge Hill, London. It is open to anyone who wishes to attend - entry is free for pre-registered SEAOA members and costs £5 for anyone else on the day.
Some of the biggest names in para-athletics will make their final appearances at the Newham Open Meeting Parallel Success this weekend before heading to the IPC Athletics World Championships in Doha next month. This is the first time a Parallel Success event has been hosted at Newham.
This year's European Champion Clubs Cup for Juniors was held in Istanbul on 19th September. The British representatives were Blackheath Bromley Harriers (women) and Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers (men), both teams having a record of some success in the competition.
We have three Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshops coming up shortly. The 2-hour workshops are for leaders, coaches and volunteers from Run England groups and England Athletics affiliated clubs wanting to attract and support more visually impaired people.
SW Herts Sports Academy has plans to improve the opportunities for seated throws athletes in the area.
We would like to draw your attention to the Disability Inclusion Training which is taking place on Sunday 13th September and is aimed at helping clubs and coaches to be more inclusive for disabled athletes.
Blackheath Bromley's very own long jump superstar Lorraine Ugen was named in the British athletics team to travel to Beijing, China for the World athletics championships later this month, Ugen recently returned to the UK after a successful spell in the United States where she studied Film, Television Digital media along with the equivalent of a half degree in Sociology. Graduating from Texas Christian University in May then subsequently returning to the UK where she moved up to 3rd in the UK all time rankings after jumping 6.92m in Doha, Qatar in the Diamond League event.
Ranelagh Harriers Women's Team were taken through their paces by Coach and Marathon legend Mara Yamauchi. 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.
Newham Leisure Centre are hosting sessions that are aimed at anyone aged 14 or above who is visually impaired and wants to try track and field athletics are being run.