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Weirs Wolfpack shine at the London Marathon

By Scott Mills As the sun shone over Buckingham Palace on this mild Spring morning in April, a nostalgia filled the air that something historic was about to happen as both parents, family and friends covered the pavements as they prepared to watch the 2017 London Marathon. With many of our junior athletes competing in […]

Weir Archer Weekend Preview: 2017 London Marathon

By Scott Mills In its 36th year, the London Marathon is still one of the most respected and prestigious races and as one of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, it is sure to be a historic one. After a superb race in Paris with a time of 01:29:25, David Weir CBE – one of Great […]

David Weir CBE and Jenny Archer MBE- Celebrating two titans of British Sport:

By Scott Mills   British Athletics once quoted ‘sometimes just a few words can speak volumes. ‘Hardworking, dedicated and world-class’ and these are just some of the traits that will see Archer go down in athletics folklore” and the same can be said for David Weir. As the pair brought down the curtain on their […]

Somers hopes for another successful season as she looks to push on from the Jedburgh 10k:

By Scott Mills On a cold, dark and damp evening in December, the Weir Archer Academy’s junior athletes are one set into an extremely intense interval training session on the rollers at Kingsmeadow Athletics track. What used to be a cold storage room with a draft half an hour before has now transformed into a […]

Bushell is back and he’s looking to reclaim his World number one spot:

By Scott Mills As the sun begins to rise on a cold, frost-bitten Saturday morning in Richmond Park, many athletes of the Weir Archer academy have already been put through half an hour of intense training by their coach Jenny Archer MBE, when most would still be in bed dreaming about success rather than going […]

Great Britain’s Rainbow-Cooper tops off a remarkable season by winning the Michael Austin Harlick Award

By Scott Mills In a week filled with recognition for their successes on the track, the Weir Archer Academy has been celebrating yet another personal award, this time for one of their most exciting talents. At the Hampshire County Council’s annual Sports Awards ceremony, Eden Rainbow-Cooper was awarded the Michael Austin Harlick award for consistent […]

Well-deserved recognition for a legend in athletics, as Jenny Archer MBE claims the Eileen Grey Award:

By Scott Mills On Monday 14th November 2016 at the Kingston Borough Sports Awards ceremony, one of the most prestigious awards in the borough was presented to a very special person. At an event that celebrated Kingston’s most successful athletes, coaches and sports clubs, it was an absolute honour to see Jenny Archer MBE of […]