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.
England Athletics CEO Chris Jones paid a visit to a club session at their track at Norman Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hercules Wimbledon Athletics Club, a South London Athletics club and part of the South London Athletics Network were presented with their Clubmark award at their track at Wimbledon Park. Julia Bailey, England Athletics Club and Coach Support Officer for South London was at hand to present the certificate to Sheila White - Secretary for Hercules Wimbledon AC - and athletes.
118 coaches from the South and London areas attended the South Coaching Conference - with Rasmus Ankerson starting the conference with an inspirational speech. Throughout the day workshops were taking place focussing on event specific, physical preparation and mental preparation to help enhance coaches' technical knowledge and understanding of supporting areas.
The 2014 World Marathon Challenge returned to North London's Lee Valley Athletics Centre. The event like no other sees school children from all over the world run in relay teams from as far afield as India, Canada and Kenya competing to beat the world marathon record, while raising awareness and money for vulnerable children across the globe.