As athletics seasons go, they don't get much more bigger than the summer of 2017. With not only qualification for London 2017 at stake for English athletes, but selection for the England team for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, hitting the ground running in May this year has taken on more importance than ever.
England Athletics are pleased to announce the team to compete at the Loughborough International match on Sunday 21st May. England will take on teams from Scotland, Great Britain NI Juniors, Wales, Loughborough Students, and British Universities.
It is completely free to attend the event which includes a series of races culminating in the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championship GB Trials and British National Championships with eight Olympians in involved there is also a "Legends Endurance Seminar" with Paula Radcliffe, Lord Sebastian Coe Ronnie O'Sullivan.
The England Athletics Marathon team event was incorporated into the Virgin Money London Marathon. Following registration, vest and additional checks, we are able to announce updated team results.
The Manchester International sees England taking on a Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland Ulster, a GB NI Under 20 team as well as a combined British Athletics League/ UK Women' League team. Athletes competing at the UK CAU England Athletics Senior AAA's Championships will be putting themselves in the frame for the opportunity to represent their country in this international fixture.
While attention was on Doha for the Diamond League and Monza for Nike's Breaking2 attempt this weekend, there was plenty of other action including Finn McNally and Kate Maltby winning the Great Bristol 10k. Performances include a 10.09 100m by Reece Prescod in Newham, plus BAL and UKWL results and a report from the weekend's disability athletics action from Stoke Mandeville.
England endurance athletes were in action on the roads of Middelfart, Denmark this weekend in the Lillebaelt Half-Marathon. Following recent performances at the Brighton 10k and the National Road Relays an England Women's team of Hannah Walker, Victoria Knight and Jane Potter headed to Denmark. The team were looked after by England Team Leader Jim Bennett.
The summer sees a number of athletes being affected by hayfever. As with all medication please remember off-the-shelf and over- the-counter remedies may contain PROHIBITED substances. Make sure you and any athletes you coach know how to check before they buy.
England Athletics are holding a comprehensive series of outdoor track and field championships for Senior, Under 23, Under 20, Under 17 and Under 15 athletes this summer. Open Disability events will also be incorporated into our Senior and U20 combined events champs weekend and entry is now open for these.
England Athletics are sending a team of 4 under 18 Men and 4 under 18 Women to the International Mountain Running Youth Cup event in Gagliano del Capo, Italy on 24 June. The trial for the England team will be in conjunction with the Hutton Roof Fell Race (between Kendal and Lancaster) on Saturday 27 May.