Lily Hill Park in Bracknell was the venue for the 21st running of the Bracknell Schools Invitation Cross Country Relays. There are 4 races which were all about team running as the athletes took on the woodland and meadow course in a relay format. This year the event was made possible through financial support from England Athletics.
The City of Portsmouth AC has been working very hard over the last 12 months to extend the availability of competitive sport to a wider sector. Their Super Series is to provide a competitive outlet for athletes who would not normally have regular competitive opportunity. There's also a very successful U17 / U20 squad who receive extra benefits and incentives.
A photo of three Bexley Mencap runners taking part in Bexley’s 5k parkrun has been shortlisted in Bexley Council’s Stronger Communities exhibition. The three Bexley Mencap runners, Luke, Emmanuel and Matt, like to keep fit, and are regular members of Bexley Mencap’s Run Together group which provides Keep Fit classes for people with Learning Disabilities.
It is with great sadness that England Athletics learnt of the passing of Ron Stonehouse. Ron was a stalwart of Farnham Athletics Club and after amalgamation, Aldershot Farnham and District AC. He was a high-achieving athlete and then becam a coach to a number of top runners including Bernie Ford, Christina Boxer and Roger Hackney.
The Eastern Athletics Association will be holding its 2018 Track and Field championships in Peterborough (note location changed from Cambridge due to building work) on 30th June. Online entry is now open.Embankment Athletics Track, Bishop's Rd, Peterborough PE1 5BW
The Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop enables Leaders, Coaches and Volunteers to attract and support more visually impaired (VI) people to athletics and running.Magdalen College School, Cowley Place, Oxford. Oxfordshire OX4 1DZ
Team Spirit Champions sessions have been developed by England Athletics to help clubs and groups to create greater experiences for volunteers, make it easier for volunteers to carry out their roles, and easier for new people to get involved.University of Reading, Venue Reading, Park House, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6UR
Focussing on how athletes can improve mobility, movement and therefore athletic performance, this workshop builds on the content in the England Athletics Movement Skills workshop. This workshop looks at movement assessment and interventions including use of foam rollers, hurdle mobility and coordination drills and strength training progressions.David Weir Leisure Centre, Middleton Rd, Carshalton. Surrey SM5 1SL
Two practical sessions
- An introduction to the event, hurdling and barrier clearance. Suitable for athletes aged 11+. No previous experience of steeplechase is needed.
- Practical sessions to improve hurdling, barrier clearance and water jump skills. Suitable for athletes aged 13+ who have some experience of steeplechase training.
Coach and athlete jumps workshop covering long jump, triple jump, high Jump and pole vault. The workshop format will be based around theory and practical sessions. These workshops are for event group coaches or (old level 3 and above) and will have theory and practical sessions.Loughborough University, Loughborough LE11 3TU