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England Athletics supporting Bracknell Schools Invitation Cross Country Relays

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.

Bexley Mencap runners and Bexley parkrun combine to help build stronger communities

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.

Ron Stonehouse: 1928-2018

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.

What's On

Eastern AA outdoor Track and Field Championships

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

Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop (Oxford)

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 session (Reading)

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

Physical Preparation - mobility, movement and performance (Carshalton)

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

Steeplechase training for beginners and improvers (Kent)

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.

Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford, Kent TN24 9QX