News - South West


Registration now open for Southern Officials' conference

The 2015 South of England Athletics Officials' Association (SEAOA) conference will take place on 15th November at Wimbledon College, Edge Hill, London. It is open to anyone who wishes to attend - entry is free for pre-registered SEAOA members and costs £5 for anyone else on the day.

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.