In this world of ever advancing tech, do we make the most of what is available to us? The England Athletics endurance conference - hosted by the SW Endurance network aims to explore available technology in; health, nutrition, physical preparation, biomechanics, injury, planning, and performance prediction.
The annual SW Region Club and County Track and Field Championships took place in hot and sunny conditions in Exeter. There were over 200 personal bests set plus a number of season's best. A total of fourteen new championship bests were set.
We are pleased to invite coaches and athletes to attend our upcoming Regional Coach and Athlete Days. Starting in August these days include event specific Technical Workshops, with practical sessions for coaches and athletes, as well as opportunities to share ideas and discuss key subjects.
This year's England Athletics 10,000m Championships will be held as part of the programme at the Manchester International on Wednesday 15 August 2018. Athletes can register now to be part of the championships action.
In 2017 Nigel Grist was winner of the England Athletics Volunteer Awards Official of the Year award in the South West region. Find out more about Nigel, and how you can nominate in a range of categories including Club of the Year, Coach of the Year, Official of the Year and more.
Officiating can be great way to meet new people, develop skills and try something new! Looking to get involved in Officiating but not sure where to start? We will be delivering taster sessions for people who would like to find out more and get involved in officiating - opportunities at the Midland Track Field Championships on 10 June and BAL Big Bash on 7 July.
England Athletics' Chief Executive, Chris Jones, and Club Support Managers Rich Ayling and Sarah Gardiner, headed down to the South West to visit Bournemouth AC. Bournemouth AC chair Robin James coordinated the club visit, arranging for England Athletics to meet Bournemouth AC coaches, volunteers and representatives from Dorset County Athletics Association and Team Dorset Athletics Network.
Marvin Rees, the Mayor of Bristol, is to take part in the Simplyhealth Great Bristol 10k, acting as a guide for a blind runner who helped set up a running community in the city for those with visual impairments. This is the first time that Marvin has signed up to the 10k event, and he is set to guide Chris Blackabee, from Hereford, who helped set up VI Runners Bristol, a group that supports visually impaired runners.
In the 11th year of these awards, we are inviting you to tell us the inspiring story of a volunteer you know. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are our chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community - but we need your help to say 'thank you' to all those people it can't happen without.
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.