In accordance with previous arrangements, UK Athletics will be re-issuing UKA Rules for Competition with effect from 1st April, 2018. The published timeline sets out the process that will be applied and acts as the invitation to submit your proposals for technical rule changes.
Roundhay Park in Leeds will be the venue for the England Race Walking Championships on Sunday 25 June. This 20km event is the British Championships and the British Team Trial event for August's World Athletics Championships which will be staged in London. The event has attracted a strong international entry with athletes from over 14 countries.
Truro Running Club are the latest club to take part in the England Athletics Club Run initiative. As one of England Athletics most south westerly affiliated club in the heart of Cornwall the club were delighted to be involved in this national programme.
We would like to remind Clubs and Athletes Members that we are approaching the 30 June - this is the deadline for athletes to renew their registration with England Athletics. After this date athletes who were registered for 2016-17 must have had their registration renewed, they will show as unregistered from Saturday 1 July.
An athletics club volunteer, a seated thrower, and a coach have all been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours. The BEM (British Empire Medal) was awarded to Ros Cramp for services to Disability Sport and to Ron Allison for services to Athletics. Paralympian Claire Harvey receives an MBE for services to Diversity, Inclusion and Sport. In addition, Sport England's CEO Jennie Price was recognised for her work.
One of those awarded a British Empire Medal in the recent Queen's Birthday Honours is Ros Cramp who volunteers much of her spare time with Stevenage and North Herts Athletics Club, as well as giving her time freely to a number of other sports to support disabled people.
England's Katie Walshaw and Chris Smith led their teams to victory in the men's and women's events at the Home Countries International Mountain Race, held on the Howgill hills, Sedbergh on 18 June. The 12.6 km route included 866m ascent and descent.
Athletics Weekly's news this week includes Diamond League acton from Sweden and Norway, and the England Athletics U23 and U20 championships where Alicia Barrett smashed the UK junior record and Morgan Lake took High Jump gold. There are also reports from regional Schools' Championships, TF from The Netherlands, Portugal and Spain, two BMC races and 10k events around the Uk plus the Freckleton Half Marathon.
While Day One may have been seen as a tough act to follow, the second day of the England Athletics U23 U20 certainly did that. Highlights included a new British Junior record and many athletes booked places to head to European Championship locations as athlete after athlete secured European U20 or U23 qualifying performances.
There were new championship records set in two high jump events as a superb day of competition at Bedford culminated in a series of fast 100m finals at the end of the afternoon. With strong performances across a range of events on the track and in the field there was always plenty of great action to be watching as the action unfolded.