Athletics In The South-West

Describing the sport of Athletics
in Avon, Cornwall, Devon,
Dorset, Gloucestershire,
Somerset and Wiltshire.

South-West Championships

South-West Indoor T&F Championships

The South-West has many great features: historic buildings, glorious scenery, impressive beaches, etc. --- but no 200m Indoor Track. In recent seasons, Welsh Athletics Ltd. has kindly agreed to incorporate the SW Indoor Championships in their events at the National Indoor Athletics Arena in Cardiff. The dates for the 2023-24 Indoor season were:

  • U13/U15/U17 Day 1 : Sunday 3rd Dec.
    ..... Results
  • U13/U15/U17 Day 2 : Sunday 7th January.
    ..... Results
  • Best SW Performances at Welsh Athletics Senior/U20 Indoor Championships:

Note: the South-West medals at these events are decided by comparing performances of those who declared themselves as eligible for South-West competition. The organisers cannot simply look at club names (e.g. an athlete may have recently moved to the South-West and have not yet established a residential qualification)

Results from previous seasons can be found at the Results Archive.

South-West Cross-Country Championships

The 2023-2024 South-West Individual, Inter-Club and Inter-County Cross-Country Championships were held at RNAS Merryfield on Sunday January 7th 2024.

The first two finishers in each of the relevant races (U13 / U15 / U17; both genders) will receive automatic qualification for the South-West team for the April 2024 London Mini Marathon. the six team members (plus two reserves) will be announced here shortly.

Results from previous seasons can be found at the Results Archive.

South-West Track and Field Championships 2024

The 2024 Championships will be held on Sunday 28th July, at the Exeter Arena
Results from 2023 meeting   SW Championships Best Performances
(Includes 2023 event)
Inter-County Team Scores (Provisional):

1. Devon 509; 2. Wiltshire 356; 3. Cornwall 306; 4. Dorset 279;
5. Somerset 257; 6. Avon 220; 7. Gloucstershire 218.
South-West Road Running Championships

The South-West Inter-Counties Road Running Championships for 2023 were in two parts:

  • The Langley Burrell 10km (Sunday 13th August, near M4 J17)

    • Senior Men's Inter-County Results:
      1. Cornwall; 2. Devon; 3. Wiltshire
    • Senior Women's Inter-County Results:
      1. Cornwall; 2. Devon; 3. Dorset
  • The Chippenham Half Marathon (Sunday 17th September)

The Championships for 2022 were held as a single event, incorporated in the 2022 Chippenham Half Marathon.

  • Full Race Results
  • Men's Results: 1. Devon 21; 2. Cornwall 27; 3. Dorset 45; 4. Wiltshire 46
  • Women's Results: 1. Cornwall 22; 2. Wiltshire 39; 3. Dorset 56

South-West Road Relays Championships
The 2023 South-West Road Relay Championships were held on the evening of Friday 11th August, at Paignton, incorporated in the South Devon AC Road Relays.

South-West Championships Results:
  • Men: 1. Erme Valley Harriers; 2. Teignbridge Trotters; 3. Torbay Tri.
  • Women: 1. Teignbridge Trotters; 2. Torbay Tri.; 3. South-West Road Runners
  • Junior Men: South Devon AC
  • Junior Women: South Devon AC

The full results of the race can be found at The South Devon AC website.

The 2022 South-West Road Relays Championships did not take place because of the lack of a suitable host event.

Results from previous seasons can be found at the Results Archive.

Regional and Area Championships

Please Note: Entry in a South-West Championships (a Regional Championship) in any discipline does not prevent an athlete taking part in Midland or Southern Championships events (which are Area Championships).

Athletes or teams from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire may opt either for Midland Counties AA or South of England AA competitions, but may not compete in both in the same competition year.