Volunteers in the South West region were recently presented with their England Athletics Volunteer Awards to receognise their achievements in a number of categories.
It is with great sadness that England Athletics heard of the death of Tony Lett. Tony lost his battle against cancer on 8th November 2016 - he had been under treatment since 2011. Tony's contribution to the sport was not only beneficial to athletics in Cornwall and the SW but around the world.
A Marathon workshop led by Mara Yamauchi will be held on Wednesday 18th January at Stanley Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire from 7 to 9pm. Mara will talk about all aspects of preparing for a Marathon including race paces, nutrition, hydration and injury prevention.
The England Athletics South West Club County 2017 Cross Country Championships takes place on Sunday 8th January at Exeter Racecourse. Entry is now open.
The South West Endurance Network conference (SWEN16) took place in Exeter over the weekend of 29 to 30 October and was deemed a great event by the participants. There were key presentations, discussion workshops, networking and practical drill sets to learn from.
The South West regional England Athletics Volunteer Awards are announced and will be presented on 23rd November at the Mercure Hotel, Exeter. Full information and photographs will be available after that date. Congratulations to all our winners.
This year's South West Endurance Network Conference "Managing performance athletes in a local environment" will take place in Exeter on the weekend of 29th and 30th October. This event is classed CDP so prospective delegates are able to ask clubs with assistance if required.
In Spring 2014, Maggie Penny joined the Run England Couch to 5k group at Killerton (Devon). In September 2016, she ran her 50th parkrun at Killerton - that's 250k of parkrunning.
This year's South West Endurance Network Conference "Managing performance athletes in a local environment" will take place in Exeter on the weekend of 29th and 30th October.
Due to slow take up and impending cancellation fees the SW Road Relays event is being postponed until Spring 2017.