Athletics

Rio 2016 Olympics

Usain Bolt takes gold in the 100m final, and adds another gold in the 200m (but only just!). He finally achieved the unprecedented  "triple triple" - 3 golds in each of the last 3 Olympics - by winning the 4 x 100m relay. Adam Gemili of Team GB narrowly missed out on the 200m Bronze.

Congratulations to Greg Rutherford for winning bronze in the long jump.

A big win for Mo Farah who took gold in the men's 10,000 metres, despite falling during the race. Like a pro, he got straight back up and made up lost ground in seconds.

Jessica Ennis-Hill won silver in the heptathlon, winning the final discipline, the 800m. She hinted she may retire now to spend more time with her family.

Athletics World Championships 2017

In July-August 2017 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London will host the IAAF World Championships (& IPC Athletics World Championships).

Toni Minichiello, the coach behind Jessica Ennis-Hill's heptathlon success at the London 2012 Olympics, will be busy training the current squad of British heptathletes.

London City Athletics Club

Launched in March 2014 as the result of a collaboration between Southwark Council's Sports Team and London City Runners, LCAC is going from strength to strength, particularly in road running and cross country, which is the primary focus of the senior club.

England Athletics: London Award Winners 2015

England Athletics CEO Chris Jones and London co-chair Peter Crawshaw presented a range of awards, including Club of the Year: Thames Valley Harriers (TVH), and Coach of the Year: Philip Kissi, who is coaching Katy Ann MacDonald, the fastest UK 800m runner in her age group.

Personal Trainers in London with an Athletics Background

London has a wealth of personal trainers with athletics backgrounds. Here are just a few:

Rex Dalton - personal trainer in central London's Piccadilly Health Club, and former international athlete

Sam Colgate - personal trainer in Mayfair branch of Matt Roberts' health clubs, and former pole-vault athlete. Sam was a junior UK top 5, and went on to win an under 23's gold medal in pole-vaulting.

Richard Heath - personal trainer in Kensington & Chelsea branch of Matt Roberts' health clubs, competed in school athletics at a regional level.