England Athletics News


Partnership with BMC for summer events

England Athletics are pleased to be working in partnership with the British Milers' Club again this track season. This year the offer will also help provide additional opportunities for Under 18s and Juniors targeting European Youth and World Junior Championships, as well as furthering opportunities for steeplechasers of all ages.

Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon - team opportunity

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label race. England Athletics have extended the selection period athletes interested in representing England at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon in October, 2016. Final selection will take place on Monday 30th May.

LiRF leader and Guide Runner completes 100 marathons

Gillian Verdin from Liverpool has become the youngest women to run 100 marathons! Not only this but she shares her passion for running as a trained Guide Runner after attending one of England Athletics' Sight Loss Awareness and Guide Running Workshops, and she's also qualified as a Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF).

Marking 100 days to go until Olympics

This week marked 100 days to go until the 2016 Rio Olympics. Get Inspired is BBC Sport's participation initiative to encourage the UK public to be physically active. Their Activity Finder is a key tool in achieving this - it showcases a wide range of activities, run by a wide range of organisations, and is completely free to use!

A learning and sharing environment for officials in Kent

60 Kent officials recently attended a development day held at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford. The aim of the day was to create a learning and sharing environment, with experienced officials cascading down all the knowledge they have gleaned over the years to the less experienced.

England Marathon Championships medallists

The England Athletics marathon championships were incorporated into the Virgin Money London Marathon at the weekend. Individual results are announced, and provisional team results are also published.

New funding to level playing field in top-level sport

The very first athletes have been awarded a slice of £5.5 million of new National Lottery funding, as part of a bid to level the playing field in top-level sport. Over 60 talented young people from across the country have been given one of Sport England's new Backing The Best awards - bursaries of up to £5,000 per year to help cover expensive costs such as travel, accommodation, nutrition and medical bills.

Athletics Weekly's latest weekly round-up

All eyes were on the Virgin Money London Marathon this weekend, but there was other notable action away from the British capital; Tom Bosworth claimed his fifth British 20km title at Hillingdon on Saturday, plus other news from track and field and road running.