The Primary and Year 7 National Schools' Cross Country Championships, endorsed by England Athletics, took place on Saturday 25th March at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire.
Emulating their U20 and Senior England team counterparts, the England Athletics School teams also took top spot in all their SIAB cross country races. The Schools' International XC took place on the same day and venue as the Home Countries International XC held at the Margam Country Park near Port Talbot, Wales last Saturday.
The England Teams won all four team titles and three individual golds when the Home Countries International Cross Country was held at the Margam Country Park near Port Talbot, Wales on Saturday. However the English runners had to pull out all the stops to hold off a strong Scottish squad in all four of the HCI races.
A look at some of the latest performances by British athletes both overseas and in the UK, including World Masters Indoor Championships action from South Korea, and IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Uganda. Meanwhile, athletes were also competing at the area road relays and combined SIAB and Home Countries Cross Country International.
Tom Bosworth, Callum Wilkinson and Gemma Bridge starred for England Athletics in a high-quality Lugano Trophy Meeting in Switzerland last weekend. Cameron Corbishley clocked a new Personal Best and in the Under 20 10km races, Chris Snook improved his personal best and Tom Partington finished in his second quickest time for the distance.
The West Midlands Region 2017 London Mini Marathon Trials took place recently at the Stourport Cycleway. These trials were for selection into the West Midlands team for the London Mini Marathon which takes place on 23rd April 2017. The successful athletes who will run in the London Mini Marathon are now announced.
The Home Countries International Cross Country takes place at the Margam Park Estate, Port Talbot, Wales on Saturday. This is the last cross country of the season and takes place on the same weekend as the World Cross in Uganda. England travel with strong teams targeting wins in all four races.
74 young athletes took part in the Ashford Leisure Trust junior athletics competition held at the Julie Rose Stadium on Saturday 18th March. The event was for young athletes from primary school years R, 1, 2, 3 and 4 with youngsters taking part in five events throughout the morning.
The major action was the English Schools' Cross Country Championships but it was a very busy weekend, especially on the roads; reports from half marathons in Reading, Fleet, Brentwood, Coventry, Hampton Court, Hastings and Wilmslow. It was a podium place for Tom Bosworth at the Lugano Race Walk Trophy. A report also from the British Masters Cross Country Championshipsheld near Liverpool.
England Athletics - in partnership with the Great Run Company - are offering two men and two women an England representative opportunity at the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday 30th April.