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England Athletics - South West update May 2018

england athleticsLatest information about the Athletics events and CPD opportunities and developments within the South West Region.


  • County Track & Field Championships – During the weekend of the 12th & 13th May, County Associations will be hosting track & field championships. Please can you encourage athletes within your clubs to compete in these events? Details of dates, venues & events can be found on the following link -  https://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics-news/county-track-and-field-championships-2018
  • South West Track & Field Championships – On the 22nd July, the South West Track & Field Championships are being held at the Exeter Arena. Further details about the championships can be found on the following link - https://www.fullonsport.com/event/easw-track-field-2018/profile
  • Splash & Dash/Fast 5,000’s – Bristol & West AC have organised a splash and dash event on the 19th May and this will offer opportunities to compete in 1500/2000/3000 metre steeple chase & also 3000 metre flat races. They have also arranged graded 5,000 metre races on the 23rd June. For further details please see the attached flyers.
  • Duchy Athletics Network – The athletics network in Cornwall have arranged for 3,000, 5,000 & 10,000 track races in Cornwall this summer at Par & Carn Brea. The events are suitable for beginners and competitive runners. For further information, please see the attached flyer.


  • Leading Athletics (Gloucester) – Leading Athletics is an exciting leadership workshop for those looking to lead athletics activities for young athletes. Packed full of useful tips and ideas, this three hour workshop is supported by a Workbook, Support Resource and a series of Game Cards which aid delivery. A course has been scheduled for June 30th at the Prince of Wales stadium in Cheltenham. For further info please see the following link - https://bit.ly/2rjQZFU
  • South West Endurance Network (SWEN) – The 2018 SWEN conference will be held in Exeter during the weekend of October 27th/28th. This year’s conference will explore advancing technology, do we make the most of what is available to us? This conference aims to explore available technology in; health, nutrition, physical preparation, biomechanics, injury, planning, and performance prediction. For further details please see the following link: https://www.englandathletics.org/england-athletics-events/swenconf-2018
  • Movement Skills/Physical Preparation - I am currently planning workshops for 2018/2019. This year we are looking at alternative methods of delivery, so as well as arranging general workshops, we will also look to link workshops to events and subject to interest I am keen to pilot taking workshops to clubs. If your club has a number of coaches interested in learning more about movement skills/physical preparation, please contact me and we can discuss the potential to offer a local workshop.
  • Regional Coach Leads Workshops – I previously have advised some of you that England Athletics will be arranging a series of events led by our Regional Coach Leads. These days are still being confirmed but the days will run from 10am-4pm, cost £20 per person and each day will include generic physical preparation / warm up / movement screening in the morning and event specific activities in the afternoon catering for throws, jumps, speed & endurance. Please see details of proposed dates/venues below (please note the final day planned for March 2019 has moved from March 2nd to March 3rd).



19th August 2018

Ashford, Birmingham University, Plymouth,  Sheffield EiS

14th October 2018


Moulton College, Bracknell, Leeds Beckett Uni, Millfield School

11th November 2018

Lee Valley, Loughborough, Bath, Gateshead

3rd March 2019

Stevenage, Birmingham AS, Millfield School, Edge Hill Uni (Lancashire)


DW Fitness First:

England Athletics have developed a partnership with DW Fitness First, the UK’s largest gym & retail company. The partnership has already supported a local 5km race, enabled us to arrange open store events & improve links between clubs and gyms/retail. Further information about the partnership can be found on  the following link -  https://www.englandathletics.org/athletes/athlete-registration/dw-fitness-first. If you are keen to develop a partnership with DW Fitness First please do not hesitate to contact me. We have gyms and retail in a range of locations in the South West and we are keen for the running community to be able to work in partnership with DW FF and benefit from offers, reduced memberships and set up bespoke events/training opportunities.

Additional information:

pdf1.2 Team Spirit Champions Background Information.pdf 133.61 KB

docFast 5000s Flyer - 23.06.18 V2.doc 558 KB

docSplash and Dash Flyer - 19.05.18.doc 2.49 MB

pdfDAN Summer Series race flyer 2018 FINAL.pdf 2.3 MB


Team spirit championRich Ayling, England Athletics, Club Support Manager

South West (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Avon & Gloucestershire)

M: +44 (0) 7718 394751 |E:   rayling@englandathletics.org

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