Wiltshire clinched victories for both their men's and women's teams in the first season of the South West Inter-Counties Championship; the three-race championship took in a ten-mile race at Melksham (Wiltshire) in February, a 10k at Frome (Somerset) in July and the Half Marathon in Dorset last weekend.
And the winner is a female athlete. In second place, a male Vet 50. In third and fourth, two male Vet 65s. Road Running is a very inclusive sport, with age and gender no barrier. The Sturminster Newton 5k is very much a sideshow to the accompanying Half Marathon, but a race is a race - and the first four finishers outran a mixed group of competitors
Exeter Arena hosted the South West Inter County Championships on Sunday 7th August. The athletes swarmed into the newly refurbished stadium. and as the events got underway in the slightly windy conditions some fantastic performances started to emerge.
We are pleased to announce the England Athletics South West Region 4 and 6 Stage Road Relays will take place at the Exeter racecourse on 10th September 2016. This is a "Closed Event" open only to Registered Athletes of Affiliated Clubs within Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.
The South West Inter Counties championships will take place in Exeter on 7th August. A full programme of track and field events will take place across the Age Groups and online entry is available. The deadline for individual entries has been extended to 31st July.
The South West Inter Counties champsionships will take place in Exeter on 7th August. A full programme of track and field events will take place across the Age Groups and online entry is available.
A Bristol workplace recently completed a Couch to 5k running course which has now led to a regular weekly running group. Over 20 people signed up to the 8 week course in a bid to take a break from their desks and take some exercise. The participants quickly caught the running bug and enjoyed returning to work feeling energised. This helped motivate them to reach the goal of completing a 5km parkrun at the end of the course.
We are pleased to announce the speakers who will present at the South West Endurance Conference taking place on 29th October. The keynote speakers and panel will help delegates see how they can guide, influence, and plan the performance outcomes of 'talent rich, time poor athletes' compete and achieve at the highest level possible, whatever their age.
A graded Gala meeting will take place on Saturday 28th May at Exeter Arena. This should be a popular fixture with 4 competitions on one day - a junior event (U11 upwards), a senior Graded Gala, an IPC approved disability event and an inter-University competition.
On the evening of the 6th May the Wiltshire Athletics Network were very fortunate to have Bruce Tulloh present a talk on performance running.