S-Factor sends a huge congratulations to Alan Taylor, one of our star long distance runners, for attaining excellent A-Level results of A* and two As in Maths, History and Philosophy respectively! Alan has been a regular S-Factor participant at Kent Cross Country League and other competitions for the past few years. He’s a dedicated and consistent “squad member”
Our DISABILITY SUMMER BOOT CAMP came to a celebratory close last Thursday, 31st August with a PARALYMPIC COMPETITION DAY where our young stars were able to put their new skills into action.
We were joined by top GB shot put Paralympic Athletes Vanessa Wallace and Sam Ruddock, representatives from Lewisham Council,
Our dedicated QuadKids and Seniors put in a great effort at the final LICC meeting on Saturday, 26th August with some outstanding performances. This has been S-Factor’s BEST performance in a very long time – WELL DONE TO ALL!
Special mention goes to the following:
ZENA-MARIE GLANVILLE (U13) who has set a NEW CLUB RECORD in the 100m with 13.29s
KYRA JACKSON-BRETT (U13) who also beat the previous club record in the 100m (with 14.07s) as well as setting a NEW CLUB RECORD in the 200m of 30.13s
IMANI RUPERT-EM-HRU (U15) who after lots of hard work and dedication has set a NEW CLUB RECORD in the Shot Put with a whopping 8.95m,
We would like to say a VERY BIG THANK YOU to Ricky Simms at PACE SPORTS MANAGEMENT for treating the S-Factor Academy team to an amazing time at day three of the IAAF World Championships on 6th August! Seeing inspiring greats like Allyson Felix in action reminded our young athletes of what can be achieved with talent and hard work.
Round of applause for a successful first day of our Disability Summer Camp!
Well done guys!
The Sporteducate Programme has provided significant support to S-Factor Academy over the past several years. The aim of the programme, which was a joint initiative of Sported and Deutsche Bank, was to enable S-Factor to deliver education and employability programmes alongside our core athletics offering. Further details of the programme can be found here: http://sported.org.uk/programmes-projects/sporteducate/programme/
The programme came to a close this year and,
Come and join us at our FREE Disability athletics summer camp:
Week 1 – Mon 24th July & Thurs 27th July
Week 2 – Tues 1st Aug & Thurs 3rd Aug
Week 3 – Tues 8th Aug & Thurs 10th Aug
Week 4 – Tues 15th Aug &
WELL DONE TO ALL THOSE who competed in the first meeting of London Inter-Club Challenge on the 24th June! Good performances all round – and a special shout out to MO ELMI who placed BRONZE in his FIRST EVER LICC 800m race (U15) – and to SAM LONG who BROKE A CLUB RECORD in the U13 boys 800m with a PB of 2m38secs.
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
Time to put all your hard training throughout the year to the test. S-Factor Academy will be attending this year’s London Inter Club Challenge on Saturday 24th June, Saturday 29th July and Saturday 26th August. We strongly encourage all athletes to participate (including our juniors, who can participate in QuadKids earlier on those days).
HE DID IT!!!!
Coach Mensah competed at the World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor in Daegu, South Korea and blew away the competition, not only winning TWO GOLD medals (60m hurdles and 4x 200m) and a BRONZE medal in the 60m sprint, but also achieving his personal best AND setting another British Record! This is truly outstanding!!!