News - South West


Age and gender no barrier

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

England Athletics South West Region 4 and 6 Stage Road Relays

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.

Bristol workers feel the benefits of lunchtime running group

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.

Speakers for SW Endurance Conference announced

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.

SW Athletics Gala (SWAG) to involve everyone

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.