On Sunday 28th September Birmingham HIPAC will be hosting the 2014 Midlands and South West Annual Coaching Conference. This year there is a fantastic selection of workshops available to all coaches and leaders who want to develop their skills and knowledge within the sport. The conference has also managed to secure two fantastic key note speakers that are sure to be a strong pull for all coaches and leaders.
As part of the England Athletics programme, the Endurance Performance And Coaching Centre (EPACC) at St Mary's University College Twickenham would like to invite coaches and athletes to a marathon workshop, with Mara Yamauchi and other guest speakers.
The England Athletics SW Championships and Inter Counties 2014 was held on 17th August at the newly refurbished Exeter Arena. This flagship athletics competition featured athletes from seven south west counties of Avon, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire as well as guest athletes from the Channel Islands and Wales.
Booking is now available for each of the three England Athletics National Coaching Conferences and an early booking discount is currently available.
The South West Endurance team's coach development weekend on Saturday 13th September and Sunday 14th September still has some places remaining. The theme for this event is the 'Creation of a Robust Athlete' and as such may be of interest to coaches working across all event groups as well as endurance. Book now!
There will be three Club Forums held over the next few months in the South West region. England Athletics will be hosting the evenings for club members to find out more about the England Athletics Whole Sport Plan and where clubs or Run England groups fit into this. The local Athletics Networks will present on the Networks' plans and successes and there will be County-specific presentations.
Since its first session in October of 2013, the Argyle Musketeers - the Argyle Community Trust's junior running club - have grown, not only in numbers, but in reputation. Started as part of the Premier League 4 Sport project, rolled out by a host of Premier and Football League clubs, the Argyle Musketeers are now a self-sustainable Run England-affiliated club.
Thursday 17th July saw the start of a series of taster sessions to get 14-19 year olds running in Bristol. Run! City Bristol has teamed up with The Creative Youth Network to develop Bristol's very own Running Crew.
Make your nomination now for the England Athletics Community Awards. Tickets for our Hall of Fame and Community Awards night are also now available to buy.
Entries are still open for the South West Track and Field championships but the deadline for entries is Wednesday 30th July 2014. The aim this year is to increase participation and standards, so extra events in the under 15 age groups have been added, and in the senior age groups by having entries to non South West or non County selected athletes while still retaining entry standards. So why not come and participate?