England Athletics are pleased to announce that the 2015 South West Endurance Conference is now open and taking bookings. This conference is supported by Engand Athletics and the South West Endurance Network (SWEN) and is open to coaches nationwide.
The Exeter BMC and Exeter Open events tonight are cancelled. Exeter Arena has closed the track this morning and organisers apologise that the BMC and Open meeting have as a result been cancelled.
There are still some palces remaining on the SW Endurance Network steeplchase workshop on 29th March in Devon. Spencer Duval will be hosting a Steeplechase workshop, including water. The Olympian was an international steeplechaser with a 3000SC time of 8.24 and is a former UKA national event coach.
This year's team for the South West has been selected for the Virgin Giving London Mini Marathon. Another year of high standard entries was received but the selection team of Sonya Ellis (girls' team manager), Dave Varney (boys' team manager) and Keith Reed (SW council member) have made selections.
The second of the 2014/15 autumn/winter coach development days (Part of the season's Local Coach Development Programme (LCDP) in the South West) aims to offer something for coaches from across the event disciplines.
The 2014 winners of the England Athletics regional volunteer awards for the South West are announced. The annual awards provide a unique opportunity to recognise the outstanding contributions made to our sport by these people who give their time, energy and expertise to our sport.
In ideal conditions, runners from across the South West converged on Bicton College for the England Athletics South West Cross Country Championships. There were record entries this year, for the popular event and both runners and supporters alike enjoyed a wonderful day of competition.
England Athletics are delighted to have seen some of our athletics volunteers recognised in the Queen's 2015 New Year's Honours list. One such stalwart of the sport is Alan Rowling, an endurance coach with Cornwall AC, endurance official, administrator, team manager and Club Secretary and Chairman. He tells us of his journey through athletics.
Whether you are a club looking to encourage more people to get involved as a coach or an official in 2015, or an organisation that understands the value of having qualified volunteers, we have resources to help you guide people to the right course for them.
The Team Dorset Coach Development Day will take place on 11th January in Poole. The morning workshop is for all coaches and is entitled Gait Analysis and the Mechanics of Running and Injuries. The afternoon will consist of practical workshops in event groups (speed, jumps, and endurance).