An exciting first day of action in the England Athletics U17 and U15 Combined Events Championships has taken place in Manchester. Athletes have put down some big performances to stake a claim for the respective titles at the half way point, however with places being tight there will be no let-up when it comes to tomorrows schedule of events.
Now's the Time, Thamesmead in association with Team Personal Best have organised a free workshop for anyone interested in finding out more about volunteering at a running event. After the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to be a volunteer run marshal at the annual Thamesmead 5k and Family 1mile eventsand to be paired up with a more experienced volunteer for the day, if they wish.
England Athletics re pleased to announce the team selected for the Smarna Gora mountain running event to be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 7th October. This is an important development opportunity for England U23 athletes and is intended as a stepping stone to senior GB representation.
We recently announced details of the upcoming England Athletics Half Marathon and 10M Championships. Details of the British Athletics Half Marathon Championships are also available. The British Championships will be included in theIkano Bank Robin Hood Half Marathon, Nottingham, on 24 September and athletes who wish to be considered for an elite entry can contact the organisers.
Whether you're a total couch potato, or already coached to athletic perfection, Manchester City Council want to know YOUR views on physical activity: what would get you active (if you're not already) or what would help you to maintain / improve your fitness?
British Athletics has announced a team of 42 juniors to compete at next Wednesday's (16 August) Manchester International. Including a host of medal winners from last month's European Junior Championships, the juniors team will compete against teams representing England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland Ulster and a combined British Athletics League/ UK Women's League team.
We are saddened to hear that Roy Dyer, recipient of the national Services to Officiating award in 2006 has died.
Manchester's former world boxing champions Anthony Crolla and Scott Quigg will line up as part of a special celebrity team to take on the 2004 Olympic 4x100m champions Darren Campbell, Jason Gardener, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis-Francis at next week's Manchester International Athletics meeting at the Manchester Regional Arena.
Scotland will head south next midweek for the Manchester International for the second successive year. Their team is announced.
Throughout the Summer our Inspiration Clubs will be providing opportunities for disabled people to try athletics at their Inspiration Para Athletics Days. Inspired by the summer of sport and catering for all impairments, these days will provide a great introduction in to Para-Athletics for anyone wanting to try the sport for the first time or a fun day of athletics for those already participating.