News - London


London Volunteer Awards 2016

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.

Mara Yamauchi joins East End Road Runners to promote mental health

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.

Prince William visits Cauis House Youth Club

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.

Run Leader Paul completes 50 marathons in 50 days

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 presented with Clubmark

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.

England Athletics Run! Athletics Activator ready for Rio

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.

South Movement Skills workshops announced

The South Team can now confirm movement skills workshop 1 and 2 that are available. The workshops will cost £15 to attend and are aimed at assisting all leaders / coaches at all qualification levels, for all different ability and age of the athletes they are working with.

A week in the life of East End Road Runners

East End Road Runners (EERR) is a friendly, all-level running club based in Newham, East London Everybody is welcome whether they have never run before or have run their whole life, fast or slow, walk/jog/run. Here's a run-down of what can happen in just a week at the Club, as written by a club member.

50% off entry for events at the London Community Games

With just 4 weeks to go before our first ever Community Games which will take place on 7th August at Mile End athletics stadium, we're pleased to announce 50% off entry into a range of events. This offer is valid for online bookings made between the 11th and 15th July 2016 and for the events listed.

Elvis returns! Running a 5k

Every year, East London's finest running clubs come together to compete in the East London Five Interclub Series (Elvis) and this year saw East End Road Runners host their own 5k in the Olympic Park. Club members undertook all the voluntary roles needed.