News - South West


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.

New format beginners' groups a success for Avon Valley Runners

Avon Valley Runners have been promoting running as a club for 30 years now and since its establishment by Stan Farr back in 1986 has been keen to develop and encourage new runners to take to the streets and trails and look to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle.

Wimborne AC treasurer nominated as Community Champion

Richard Nunn is the long standing Treasurer and Membership Secretary of Wimborne Athletic Club - part of the Team Dorset Athletics Network. He was recently awarded the runner's up Community Champion Award for his volunteer work by East Dorset District Council.