On Saturday 30th September the South West Regional Council are hosting the Annual South West Conference, the regional England Athletics Consultation, and the South West Region Volunteer Awards presentation at the Isca Centre in Exeter.
With our 2017 consultation events now under way we are pleased to announce details of more of the venues for this year's events. Whatever your role in the sport we want you to come along, tell us what you think and discuss the issues facing the sport as we shape our future work. Thank you to all those who have already contributed or told us they plan to attend. Please make sure your voice is heard.
England Athletics is pleased to announce arrangements for the first of our upcoming consultation events. We would like people from all sections of the affiliated athletics and running community to attend. So whatever your role in the sport please see these details.
In April, the South West Regional Council held the South West Road Relays in partnership with England Athletics. The Regional Council are keen to run the relays again in 2018. As part of the planning process for 2018, the Regional Council are keen to engage with clubs to find out their thoughts regarding suitable locations, cost, distance per leg, number of runners per team, age categories, incentives, etc.
England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones, along with the local Club Support Manager Rich Ayling, headed to Wiltshire to meet the volunteers and see the activities taking place on a club night.
Truro Running Club are the latest club to take part in the England Athletics Club Run initiative. As one of England Athletics most south westerly affiliated clubs - in the heart of Cornwall - the club were delighted to be involved in this national programme.
Becoming a coach or leader is a great way of enjoying athletics and running. Whether you are an athlete looking for a new dimension to your role in the sport, a parent wanting to get more involved or are inspired by seeing how coaches have made a difference to people's lives coaching has plenty to offer.
With 18 of the first 20 male finishers and 15 of the first 20 female finishers, the Men's and Women's teams from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire brought real class to the field at Sunday's Glastonbury Round the Tor 10k, the opening event in this year's South West Inter-County Road Championship.
County championships will be taking place across England this summer. The vast majority of events will be happening in May with some counties also arranging additional events to take place at other times.
England Athletics South West Road Relays took place at Exeter Racecourse on 8th April 2017. Despite a drop in numbers due to Grand National traffic issues, a good competition was held for Senior and Junior male and female teams.