Posts Tagged ‘UK Athletics’

Heroes of Race Walking – Part 2, Great Britain

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

In Great Britain, race walking can sometimes feel like a lonely discipline and we can be tempted to look overseas with envy. In my previous article I talked about race walkers from around the world who became heroes. It can be easy to forget Britain’s prosperous history, but we should remember the British race walkers who were among the best in the world. In fact, it has been difficult to select only a few.

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BRITISH ATHLETICS SUMMER 2019 SELECTION POLICIES NOW AVAILABLE

Monday, April 15th, 2019

All British Athletics selection policies for the remaining major international competitions this summer have now been published and are available to view online.

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Heroes of race waking – part one, worldwide

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

As I mentioned in a previous article for #WalkingWednesday, race walkers come from all around the world. I also said that race walking is a sport of heroes. The greats of the sport are remembered for their heroic feats.

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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:
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Live Feed of BUCS Indoor Athletics Championships

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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Kent U11 Sportshall Decathlon & County Trials

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Kent U11 Sportshall Athletics Decathlon, hosted and organised by Ashford Leisure Trust on behalf of the Kent County Athletic Association (KCAA) at the Stour Centre, Ashford on Sunday 25th November.

This is a new event in the Sportshall Athletics calendar and we are confident it will be a great success and will become an annual event.

The Decathlon is open to boys and girls in school Years 5 and 6 from clubs and schools in Kent. Athletes will do all 10 events

The Ashford Leisure Trust Mile – Sport Relief

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Ashford Leisure Trust is organising a Sport Relief mile and family fun day at The Julie Rose Stadium on Sunday 25th March 2012. The day starts at 9am and will run through to 2pm and will include a range of sports activities for the whole family.

Do your bit for charity and raise mony doing a 1, 3 or 6 mile run for Sport Relief to enter Click Here

Ashford Leisure Trust – October Half Term Cross Country Coaching

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Ashford Leisure Trust is running a cross country coaching morning on Wednesday 26th October 2011 from 9.30am to 12.30pm in lovely grounds of Godinton House & Gardens. The morning session will involve expert coaching in endurance running and will include activities to develop race tactics, pacing and sustained running over a cross country course. The course will involve running on grass and you could get muddy so please bring a spare pair of clothes.

Booking Information
Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011
Venue: Godinton House & Gardens, Ashford TN23 3BP
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm
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Ashford Disability Athletics

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Ashford Athletic Club and Ashford Leisure Trust are providing young people in Ashford with a disability the opportunity to take part in athletics. The athletics sessions are open to all young people with a disability and will introduce them to the sport of athletics in a fun, exciting and safe environment.

All activities that are delviered are achievable by all taking part.

Session Information – Ashford Athletic Club Alligators
Day: Thursday
Venue: The Julie Rose Stadium
Time: 5.30 to 6.30pm
Dates: Thursday 6th October, Thursday 20th October, Thursday 3rd November, Thursday 17th November, Thursday 1st December 2011, Thursday 12th January 2012, Thursday 26th January 2012, Thursday 9th February 2012, Thursday 23rd February 2012, Thursday 8th March 2012, Thursday 22nd March 2012
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On Track Athletics Series Finale

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Three clubs/teams were represented at the second and final fixture of the On Track Athletics Series at the Julie Rose Stadium, Ashford.

The competition was part of a pilot programme from the Kent Athletics Network which was put in place and funded by England Athletics to create new opportunities for athletes, coaches and officials and develop the sport locally. New U13 athletes were given the opportunity to compete in regular track and field events and U11s took part in events such as Vortex Mega Howler, standing triple jump and 75m sprint. All track races were electronically timed by Justiming.

After the first fixture hosted by Thanet AC, there was all to play for with competitions for U11 girls, U11 boys, U13 girls and U13 boys.

Medals were presented to the top performances in each age group and event, as well as team trophies. The final standings were:

U11 Girls
1st

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