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.
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.
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.
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
A disability throws workshop for coaches will be taking place in Yeovil on Sunday 16th November. There are a few spaces left and no prior coaching of disability athletes required.
Entries are now open for the England Athletics South West Cross Country Championships 2015 (Permit 167:14). They take place on 4th January 2015 at Bicton College, Devon, and applications for entry are now open.
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.
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.
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.
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.