England Athletics - South West Updates

England Athletics updates of events  /courses / opportunities that are coming up in the South West.england athletics


England Athletics Road Run Shows:

On Monday 19th February England Athletics are holding a road running roadshow in Exeter. It’s open to club officers, race organisers, leaders, coaches and club runners from all clubs with an interest in road running.

Flier attached and link below with guest athlete details. For further information please look at the attached flyer and the link below:


Game Changers:

Funded by our partners Spirt of 2012, the Game Changers Youth Volunteering Programme offers clubs the opportunity to apply for a package of support, to involve more young people aged between 14-25 in volunteering opportunities at the club. This can be in a number of roles, dependent on what they are interested in and your needs, including officiating, coaching, event marshalling and more. The Game Changers Youth Volunteering Programme provides clubs with a fantastic opportunity to not only increase the number of volunteers supporting you at the club, but also to improve the experience of young people who do volunteer, rewarding and celebrating their achievements and providing them with the chance to develop skills and experience in the roles they take on. For further information please see the link below:


LIRF-CIRF Workshops:

England Athletics have developed a workshop to support leaders in running fitness (LIRFs) who want to go on and train as a Coach in Running Fitness (CIRF). This workshop is for current Run Leaders who are looking to progress onto the Coach in Running Fitness Course. Outcomes include: - Athlete Development - How learning takes place - Technical knowledge - starting/accelerating and running up & down hill and over obstacles - Planning a training programme - Coaching process skills review – How to Coach - Coaching knowledge and skills self-assessment. The following two workshops are scheduled in the South West:

Physical Preparation:

England Athletics are holding 2 x physical preparation workshops in the South West. For further information about the workshops please find attached a workshop overview:

Youth Endurance Workshop:

On Sunday 15th April a youth endyurance workshop is being held at Penzance. This workshop will provide current information of the development of energy systems in young athletes, appropriate training volumes and intensities for different ages of athletes, considerations of the athlete’s long-term development including physical preparation, technical development and developing the whole child. The workshop will also provide opportunities to discuss and consider planning appropriate endurance sessions for young athletes and considerations specific to coaching developing female athletes. For further information please go to the following link:



Event Specific Workshops:

The Coach & Athlete Development Managers & the Regional Coach Leads are delivering a range of event specific workshops. Please encourage your club coaches to look for workshops using the following link:


I wanted to make you aware of both a speed and an endurance workshop that are planned in the South West. For further information please use the links below:

Satellite Clubs:

England Athletics still have funding available to support the development of new satellite clubs. Satellite Clubs is a Sport England funded programme that aims to increase the number of 14-25 year olds participating in sport. England Athletics are keen to develop new recreational running opportunities for people aged 14-25 within affiliated clubs. We can potentially fund as much as £500 to support clubs with training leaders and setting up new groups. If you are interested to hear more about this please contact me on the details provided below.

Rich 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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