The 2014 ESAA Cross Country final will take place on Saturday 15th March at Castle Donnington. It is one of the most eagerly anticipated event of the winter for young athletes and organised by volunteer teachers and officials, bringing together the best athletes in each County in England to compete for the honour of being the best in the Country.
The new vault Britain Series of 'Pole vault only' competitions finished last weekend with the third competition at Vault Manchester. With all three competitions in London, Cardiff and Manchester full within a day of opening for entries, over 240 vaulters taking part and more than ninety Personal Best heights achieved, the series has been a huge success.
England Athletics and Northern Athletics are pleased to announce that Northern Athletics will be present at the forthcoming Regional Club Conferences that are to take place throughout March and April, where the issue of area competition will be discussed.
The biggest race in Bradford for decades takes place from City Hall on Sunday - with 1500 registrations. Spectators can benefit from stalls near the start-finish area by City Park. Lucy Archer, one of England Athletics' Club and Coach Support Officers will have a stall with videos about getting involved in running, and of initiatives to establish yet more recreational running groups across the district.
North Somerset Athletic Club and Academy are attempting a 24 hour relay challenge on Weston-Super-Mare Grand Pier this weekend. Over 350 young athletes will keep a mock Olympic flame moving around the 700m loop continually, whilst dressed in 'Commonwealth' fancy dress!
The Leicestershire Vision 2020 Network held a hugely successful first of its kind event in an indoor tennis facility called 'the dome'. The brand new and totally inclusive Leicestershire and Rutland Run-Jump-Throw athletics challenge for young athletes in school years 3,4,5,6 took place last weekend.
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A high quality under 17 men's heptathlon saw a total of 20 athletes complete the 7 events and 11 of those recorded points totals to place them in the all time top 50 for the event. Robert Runciman completed an excellent pentathlon in the under 15 boys' competition, and Holly McArthur led almost from start to finish with a record 46 competitors in the under 15 girls' pentathlon.
From Glasgow to Cardiff, London to Laxey, all seven Home Nations have used their landscapes, views or young sports fans to show their excitement for Glasgow 2014 and their support for the Sport Your Trainers campaign for 2014, being supported today - Commonwealth Day.
A selected England U20 team beat their Welsh compatriots for the sixth year running at the Welsh Athletics U20 Indoor International held in Cardiff on Sunday. England took a decisive victory against the home team with 168.5 points to 109.5. Over half the team made their England debuts but experienced athletes Loren Bleaken and Roy Ejiakuekwu - acting as Team Captains - led by example; both taking victories in 400m and 60m respectively.