There are lots of coaching and officiating courses taking place in your local area - take a look at the Your Area page and select COURSES from the menu. A number of coaching courses taking place this month still have spaces remaining - see what takes your interest!
The South West Region Inter-Club 4 and 6 Stage Road Relays will take place at Exeter (Haldon) Racecourse on 8th April 2017. This is open only to Affiliated Clubs within Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire - for England Athletics Registered Athletes with a First Claim to the club.
Storm Plymouth runners claimed a sweep of personal bests as they started 2017. As many as 60 runners from the club took part in the Exeter First Chance 10k last weekend following the club's recent involvement in the England Athletics Club Run programme.
The South West regional Technical Coaching day will take place at the University of Bath on 18th March 2017. The day will include a sports nutrition workshop in the morning, and a choice of event specific workshops in the afternoon (Endurance, Jumps, Speed, Throws).
The Mara Yamauchi marathon workshop held recently and organised by Wiltshire RunTogether Activator Amy Chalk was a great success, with over 50 attending from many surrounding counties on Wednesday evening in Chippenham.
The South West Club and County Cross Country Championships 2017 took place on Sunday 8th January 2017 at Haldon Race Course near Exeter.
A Marathon workshop led by Mara Yamauchi will be held on Wednesday 18th January at Stanley Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire from 7 to 9pm. Mara will talk about all aspects of preparing for a Marathon including race paces, nutrition, hydration and injury prevention. There are still a few places remaining if you are interested.
England Athletics' Club Run initiative offers participating clubs a free series of practical coaching sessions led by a member of the National Coach Mentoring Team or a coach from the National Coach Development Programme with experience in road running. Devizes Running Club applied to join the Club Run programme to develop structured training within the club and develop the Club Coach Damion Godwin.
Volunteers in the South West region were recently presented with their England Athletics Volunteer Awards to receognise their achievements in a number of categories.
It is with great sadness that England Athletics heard of the death of Tony Lett. Tony lost his battle against cancer on 8th November 2016 - he had been under treatment since 2011. Tony's contribution to the sport was not only beneficial to athletics in Cornwall and the SW but around the world.