Posts Tagged ‘Stour Centre’

Disqualification – the cruel fate of race walkers who get it wrong

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

In my previous article about race walking, I briefly talked about the threat of disqualification. It is one of the main things that makes the event so exciting and dramatic to watch. It can happen for different reasons but the effect is catastrophic for an athlete and their supporters. But after a while, it will happen to almost every experienced race walker.

In any walking race, there are official judges positioned along the course to ensure that athletes are complying with the definition of race walking – namely that at least one foot is in contact with the ground and that the leg is straight when it is on the ground and in front of the body. (This is Rule 230, which I mentioned last time.) Here is a brief explanation:

Little Buds – Multi Skills Programme

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Ashford Leisure Trust is starting three new sports courses for pre school children aged 2 to 5 years.

Little Buds is a fun, structured programme that introduces children aged 2-5 years old, to a wide range of FUNdamental motor skills which help build co-ordination, balance, agility and a life long love of sports. Courses run at each of our centres but places do need to be booked in advance.

For more information download our Little Buds Information Sheet

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