In accordance with previous arrangements, UK Athletics will be re-issuing UKA Rules for Competition with effect from 1st April, 2018. The published timeline sets out the process that will be applied and acts as the invitation to submit your proposals for technical rule changes.
Roundhay Park in Leeds will be the venue for the England Race Walking Championships on Sunday 25 June. This 20km event is the British Championships and the British Team Trial event for August's World Athletics Championships which will be staged in London. The event has attracted a strong international entry with athletes from over 14 countries.
England's Katie Walshaw and Chris Smith led their teams to victory in the men's and women's events at the Home Countries International Mountain Race, held on the Howgill hills, Sedbergh on 18 June. The 12.6 km route included 866m ascent and descent.
Athletics Weekly's news this week includes Diamond League acton from Sweden and Norway, and the England Athletics U23 and U20 championships where Alicia Barrett smashed the UK junior record and Morgan Lake took High Jump gold. There are also reports from regional Schools' Championships, TF from The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, two BMC races and 10k events around the Uk plus the Freckleton Half Marathon.
While Day One may have been seen as a tough act to follow, the second day of the England Athletics U23 U20 certainly did that. Highlights included a new British Junior record and many athletes booked places to head to European Championship locations as athlete after athlete secured European U20 or U23 qualifying performances.
There were new championship records set in two high jump events as a superb day of competition at Bedford culminated in a series of fast 100m finals at the end of the afternoon. With strong performances across a range of events on the track and in the field there was always plenty of great action to be watching as the action unfolded.
Did you know that athletes and coaches can quickly check the status of any medication medications even whilst in the Chemist, Supermarket or even with their GP during an appointment? The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications athttp://www.globaldro.com/UK/search.
This weekend sees the England Athletics U23 and U20 Championships taking place at Bedford. There looks set to be intense competition for medals and titles across the programme with places at the European U23 and U20 championships also up for grabs. Find out some of the athletes to watch and how to follow our coverage.
Entries are now open for the Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 2017 which takes place on Sunday 5 November, starting at 9.30am. 'The Dash' is also the 2017 England Athletics 10k Championships.
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.