News - South West


Poole AC celebrate

Poole AC have been celebrating over the past month with success from a number of their athletes; Ryan Long became the England Athletics Under 17 Decathlon Champion, wheelchair racer Nathan Blackie won 5 track events at the latest World Cerebral Palsy Games, and Team Dorset Seniors won at Aldershot in the final Southern League match.

Junior achievements celebrated at Tamar Trotters

The juniors section of the Tamar Trotters running Club held their annual presentation evening on 22nd July. The evening recognised the achievements of the many young athletes that train with the club on Wednesday evenings.

Excellent turnout at South West inter-county championships

Sunday 19th July saw the return of the England Athletics South West Inter County Championships to Exeter Arena athletics stadium. An excellent turnout across the events saw some great competition with the county of Devon winning the overall Inter County title.

A coup for Cornish athletics

A coup for Cornish athletics with Britain's second fastest lady marathon runner Mara Yamauchi spending the weekend with local athletes. The visit was organised on behalf of the Duchy Athletics Network by the Cornwall Athletic Club's international marathon runner and Ladies' team captain, Emma Stepto.

Warm-Ups and Injury Prevention

InStep is working with England Athletics to present a free workshop for coaches and run group leaders who want to learn more about warm ups and injury prevention. This will be a practical, outdoor course with lots of opportunities for delegates to ask questions and learn new skills.

South West Endurance Conference 12-13 September

England Athletics are pleased to announce that the 2015 South West Endurance Conference is now taking bookings. This conference is supported by Engand Athletics and the South West Endurance Network (SWEN) and is open to coaches nationwide.

New South West Regional Council information

The recently appointed South West Regional Council met in Exeter on Wednesday 20th May. This newly formed Council brings much diversity to the sport, covering a wide cross section of areas with their skills sets.