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.
On the evening of the 6th May the Wiltshire Athletics Network were very fortunate to have Bruce Tulloh present a talk on performance running.
This year's South West Endurance Network Conference "Managing performance athletes in a local environment" will take place in Exeter on the weekend of 29th and 30th October.
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.
A 40 years' Service to Officiating award was presented to Noel Frost by Alan Bell at the recent Somerset Schools' Combined Events championships at Millfield School.
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.
This year's team for the South West has been selected for the Virgin Giving London Mini Marathon. Another year of high standard entries was received but the South West Athletics Selection Group have made the decisions. U13, U15 and U17 teams are listed.
Bristol and West Athletics Club were awarded their renewed Clubmark status last month.
A brand new running route has been launched at National Trust property Tyntesfield, North Somerset. Taken from the successful Run England 3-2-1 route idea, the National Trust and England Athletics worked in partnership to develop the first ever 2-4-6k running routes.
Next year's Virgin Mini London Marathon will take place on 24th April 2016. Applications for the South West regional team are now open - only athletes who have applied will be considered.