News - South West


Steeplechase workshop: 29th March

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.

South West Steeplechase workshop builds confidence

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.

SW Indoor Champs: registration now open

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.

Truro Running Club win Cornwall Sports Awards Club of the Year

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

Autumn/Winter programme for the South West LCDP underway

The first of the 2014/15 autumn/winter programme for the South West Local Coach Development Programme got underway in Taunton last weekend. Approximately 40 coaches bringing with them around 20 athletes from across the South West attended the day which was held at the Somerset College of Arts Technology.

South West Coach Development Day:26th October

The first of this year's two main autumn/winter coach development days aims to offer something for coaches from all event disciplines. The event takes place at Somerset College of Arts Technology and at Castle Athletics Track, Taunton on Sunday 26th October.

Performance Marathon Workshop: 2 November

A free Performance Marathon Workshop aimed at both Marathon Coaches and Marathon Athletes who have an eye on performance will take place at North Devon Athletics Club Sunday 2nd November. The ideal outcome is the creation of a SW performance driven marathon network. This will be a totally practical and interactive introduction day.

SEAOA Officials' conference - registration now open

Officials in the South of England are being treated this year to a second conference. Following a vote at the February event, it was decided that November was a better time for the conference and AGM. As usual the event will take place in Twickenham and some interesting and innovative workshops have been announced. New officials are welcome, with some workshops especially designed for them.