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).
On the invitation of the SW Endurance Network, 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.
The second LCDP South West Steeplechase workshop took place last week. National lead for Steeplechase, Spencer Duval delivered a Flying Coach session to coaches from four clubs, plus their invited athletes. 17 athletes were there in force ready to bravely tackle the demands of steeplechasing.
The South West Indoor Championships will again this season hosted by Welsh Athletics. The various regional Championships will run together, with results being used to determine the top 3 in each regional Championship. Entry registration is now open, with both paper and online entry available.
Sports Volunteers from across the County have been recognised and rewarded at this year's Cornwall Sports Awards. The annual event welcomed over 200 of Cornwall's dedicated volunteer sports coaches, officials, clubs, organisations and young leaders