County teams from across the South West will be competing in two regional events this October - the Great West Run at Exeter and the City of Gloucester 10k.
England Athletics South West region are pleased to announce that selections have been made for the Mini Marathon team who will compete against the other regions at the London Mini Marathon which takes place on 22nd April 2018.
Our Team Spirit Champions session are now underway and helping clubs develop the best ways to attract volunteers, and of ensuring their volunteers have an enjoyable and effective involvement in the sport. You can book now and read how a range of people from clubs have already benefitted from these Spirit of 2012 funded sessions.
Before Christmas, we held pilot sessions for our brand-new Team Spirit Champions training. These free, fast-paced, interactive sessions will send you back to your club with plenty of ideas to bring bigger smiles to the faces of the people that make our sport happen: you, the volunteers! Here is a flavour of what our attendees had to say about it.
British Athletics, in partnership with the Home Country Athletics Federations, has completed a review of the Coach Qualifications Pathway. As a result, and following pilot courses run last year, an improved Athletics Coach Award is being launched.
This winter England Athletics is delivering a series of workshops available to coaches working at all levels, across all event groups. Many coaches have already attended events and you can get involved to help develop your coaching and help your athletes to get more from the sport.
England Athletics' Chief Executive, Chris Jones, and Facilities Planning Manager, Jonathan Lee, headed down to the South West to visit the Devon club along with Club Support Manager Richard Ayling.
Registered Guide Runner Colin Johnson continues to put visually impaired running on the map. He was recently filmed for BBC Inside Out West where he was helping a visually impaired 9-year-old to train for a parkrun and get his whole family active.
Six coaches and athletes from across the south west of England attended a regional throws workshop at Yate Athletics Track on 21 January. The focus of the day was on the technical progressions of all four throws.
We have a series of FREE events targeted at the road running community coming up in London (Mon 12th Feb), Peterborough (Tues 13th Feb) 2018, North East (Wed 14th Feb), South West (Mon 19th Feb), West Midlands (Tuesday 20th Feb) Greater Manchester (Wed 21st Feb). Whatever your involvement - runner, club officer, coach, leader or any other role - we invite you along to share your ideas, find out about the new and existing initiatives available to you and hear from an international athlete.