The England Cross Country Team Managers have selected sixteen athletes to travel to the Juan Muguerza - Elgoibar International Cross Country Event in Spain on Sunday 22nd January 2017. This long-standing competition provides a good standard for athletes in the build up to the Championships just around the corner.
NOTAN (North of Tyne Athletics Network) celebrated its 6th birthday in style with its Annual General Meeting held at the Village Hotel, Newcastle.
In partnership with England Athletics, the ECCA sent a team to compete at the Antrim International Cross Country last weekend.
A record attendance over 155 young athletes took part in the Kent U11 Sportshall Decathlon. The athletes competed in 10 events each (10 x 10m Shuttle Run, Balance Test, Chest Push, Hi-Stepper, Soft Javelin, Speed Bounce, Standing Long Jump, Standing Triple Jump, Target Throw, Vertical Jump) and points were awarded on performance in each event.
England athletes could look forward to boarding their return flight home laden with medals following a successful weekend of racing in Bermuda. The team of six, three men and three women were competing at the Bermuda Marathon weekend following their selection following the Great South Run (England 10 mile Road Championships) back in October.
London 2017 and Mayor of London launch major initiative for 250,000 schoolchildren to attend world para athletics championships
Double Paralympic champion Jonnie Peacock today launched the official London schools ticket offer that will see 250,000 school children across Greater London given the opportunity to attend the World Para Athletics Championships at the London Stadium this summer at a discounted price.
In a joint venture between England Athletics Competitions Department and the National Coach Development Programme, a team of ten high jumpers and six coaches plus a physiotherapist will be travelling to Hustopece in the Czech Republic from the 3rd to the 5th February.
An Australian team full of young guns and rising stars are relishing the opportunity to take on Usain Bolt and his international band of super stars at the inaugural Nitro Athletics Melbourne. This three day event will be taking place next month in Australia with teams from England Athletics, Australia, Japan, China, New Zealand, and Bolt's All Stars competing against each other.
A look at some of the top performances by British athletes over the past week, including PBs over 60m and 60m hurdles by Omoregie and other indoor results by Eilidh Doyle, Hannah Williams and Kyle de Escofet at Regional indoor champs. Also news from cross country league events around the country.
For both the IAAF World Championships and World Para Athletics Championships, England Athletics will be working alongside the Local Organising Committee (London 2017 Ltd) to recruit teams of Kit Carriers. This offers the opportunity for approximately 180 young Londoners to experience being part of the Championships and for some get a taste of volunteering for the first time.