On the 1 and 2 July, more than 200 junior disabled athletes from across the UK will compete in the Typhoo National Junior Athletics Championships. Following eight regional qualifiers, the National Championships will take place at Warwick Athletics Stadium in Coventry where spectators will be able to spot future stars.
Organisers announce more than 230,000 tickets sold for World Para Athletics Championships London 2017
On exactly three weeks to go until the start of the World Para Athletics Championships, organisers London 2017 Ltd have announced record sales with more than 230,000 tickets sold. Sales are bigger than all of the previous eight editions of the championships combined and the biggest ever outside of a Paralympic Games.
An athletics club volunteer, a seated thrower, and a coach have all been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The BEM (British Empire Medal) was awarded to Ros Cramp for services to Disability Sport and to Ron Allison for services to Athletics. Paralympian Claire Harvey receives an MBE for services to Diversity, Inclusion and Sport. In addition, Sport England's CEO Jennie Price was recognised for her work.
One of those awarded a British Empire Medal in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours is Ros Cramp who volunteers much of her spare time with Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club, as well as giving her time freely to a number of other sports to support disabled people.
Passionate about everyone getting involved in our sport? Want to do something to celebrate and access a small grant to help? For the first time in history one city will host back to back Championships in recognition of this country's love of our sport. England Athletics and the Team Personal Best campaign (teampersonalbest.org) are inviting clubs to hold Inspiration Days (ParaAthletics Inclusive Days) to encourage their communities to get involved and try our sport this summer.
We are pleased to announce registrations are now open for our outdoor track and field Senior Championships. These will be held in conjunction with the AAA and UK CAU champs in Bedford on 29th and 30th July and will also include our national Disability Championships. The competition is the selection event for the England team competing at the Manchester International. You can register with a paper entry or online.
As part of National Volunteers' Week, from the 1st to the 7th June, we will be celebrating the fantastic work of our volunteers within the Athletics and Running community whose dedication, commitment and enthusiasm make the sport happen! It's day two, and we will be focusing on the fantastic work of Colin Johnson, a guide runner who has gone on to set up his own Visually Impaired Running Group in Bristol delivering a regular Couch to 5k session, supported by 24 other local guides.
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) have announced the Athlete Allocation process for the Para-Athletics events at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
Ashford Leisure Trust has been nationally recognised for its work with disabled people by winning the 2017 SPORTA award for Championing Diversity. SPORTA runs a yearly awards ceremony to promote the unique and distinctive nature of leisure and culture trusts and the important contribution they make to the improvement in health and wellbeing in local communities around the UK.
The Senior and Under 20 Combined Events championships come to Bedford this weekend with some fantastic competitions in store. With the disability athletics open events including the likes of double Paralympic 100m champion Jonnie Peacock and in-form Sophie Hahn who lowered her own T38 World Record in Loughborough last weekend they are likely to be a host of more impressive performances in these too.