Since its first session in October of 2013, the Argyle Musketeers - the Argyle Community Trust's junior running club - have grown, not only in numbers, but in reputation. Started as part of the Premier League 4 Sport project, rolled out by a host of Premier and Football League clubs, the Argyle Musketeers are now a self-sustainable Run England-affiliated club.
Thursday 17th July saw the start of a series of taster sessions to get 14-19 year olds running in Bristol. Run! City Bristol has teamed up with The Creative Youth Network to develop Bristol's very own Running Crew.
Make your nomination now for the England Athletics Community Awards. Tickets for our Hall of Fame and Community Awards night are also now available to buy.
Entries are still open for the South West Track and Field championships but the deadline for entries is Wednesday 30th July 2014. The aim this year is to increase participation and standards, so extra events in the under 15 age groups have been added, and in the senior age groups by having entries to non South West or non County selected athletes while still retaining entry standards. So why not come and participate?
Knowle West Running Club was set up in December 2013 by Stu Ferris. Despite a successful first month, Stu decided to embark in a personal challenge on January 1st 2014 to raise money for Mind, the mental health charity. Now firmly committed to the running challenge Stu is building on his inspiration and re-launching Knowle West Running Club on 1st August 2014 with help from Run! City Bristol.
Taunton Athletic Club's three year project to build their own clubhouse has finally come to fruition. Their new building was officially opened on Saturday in front of club members and a host of backers who have helped them along the way. The whole project started with £50,000 from Sport England through the 2012 - Inspired Facilities grants, but with hard work from many club volunteers in gaining financial support and sponsorship, the dream has become a reality.
England Athletics' Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running workshop in the South West took place in Swindon last night and was the first of these workshop to be held in the region. The workshop was attended by a range of participants including runners already guiding, runners interested in guiding, run leaders and some enthusiastic runners with a range of visual impairments who were able to share their experiences with the group.
The South West Endurance team's coach development weekend on Saturday 13th September and Sunday 14th September still has some places remaining. The theme for this event is the 'Creation of a Robust Athlete' and as such may be of interest to coaches working across all event groups as well as endurance. Book now!
Following the conclusion of the 2014 England Athletics Regional Club conference series, England Athletics committed to consulting the wider sport on the key issues that were raised. A short survey that covers these topics is now live.
The latest coach development event staged by the Avon Athletics Network proved highly popular with over 30 attendees signing up for the evening workshop. The 'Gait Analysis and the Mechanics of Running and Injuries' workshop was co-delivered by Neil Miller (Core Analyst) and Claire Callaghan (Physiotherapist).