England Athletics are holding a junior mountain running trial race in Sedbergh on 27th August for the 2017 Junior Home International which will be hosted by Scotland and take place at Peebles on 16th September. If you'd like the chance to represent England, why not come and take part?
Chris Thompson rolled back the years to run 28:40.40 in taking a convincing victory and gold at the England 10,000m championships at the Trafford Grand Prix in Manchester at the weekend. The women's race saw a dominant performance from Charlotte Arter who continued her fine recent form in racing to a new lifetime best of 32:37.52.
While the IAAF Diamond League series resumed at the Mller Grand Prix Birmingham and rising stars plus Olympic champions were in action at the Manchester International, there were a number of other top performances across the UK and overseas. This week AW includes results from the BMC Grand Prix in Trafford, Ipswich Twilight 5km, Scottish Age Group Championships and more.
Entries for the Eastern Athletic Association multi-events (Pentathlon) meeting are now open. The competition comprises the following championships - Eastern, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk plus an open event.
We are pleased to announce the team for the Danish contingent at today's Manchester International. Eight teams will contest each event, with compeition between England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ulster, GB Juniors, a Select team, Denmark and a BAL/UKWL combined team.
From up and coming athletes making their mark through to the 2004 Olympic 4 x100 champions digging out their spikes to return to the track there was a superb evening of action at the Manchester International.
Teams from across the home countries, the GBNI Under 20 team, Denmark, and the British Olympic winning 4x100m relay team from 2004 who are competing toraise funds for the 'We Love Manchester Emergency Fund', are all set for the Manchester International. The event provides a great opportunity to see athletes from across the home countries in action and as part of the fundraising 4x100m relay, Manchester's former world boxing champions Anthony Crolla and Scott Quigg will be lining up as part of one of the teams.
England Athletics are pleased to announce that an 8th team will be competing at the Manchester International on Wednesday 16th August. The team includes Commonwealth Games heptathlete Jessica Tappin and last year's British champion Seb Rodger in the 400m hurdles, Olympian Jazmin Sawyers and indoor and outdoor champion Dan Bramble in the long jump, British and England Pole Vault medallist Harry Coppell and Shot Put star Sophie McKinna.
Following a fantastic inaugural Manchester International last year, athletes from Athletics Northern Ireland will compete against other home countries England, Scotland, Wales, plus a GB NI Under 20 team as well as a combined British Athletics League/ UK Women' League team.
A combined British Athletics league and UK Women's League team will compete at the Manchester International against national teams from England, GB U20, Northern Ireland and Ulster, Scotland, Wales and Denmark.