Roundhay Park in Leeds was witness to a historic day, as 4 race walkers secured selection for the British Athletics team for the London 2017 World Athletics Championships. Tom Bosworth and Gemma Bridge took the Grand Prix Titles and the British and English titles.
It was a busy weekend with the European Team championships, the BMC Grand Prix at Watford, the US and Jamaican championships and the British 20km race walk championships and trials. There were also other events of note taking place, including the International Mountain Running Youth Cup and British Masters' Track and Field championships.
Organisers announce more than 230,000 tickets sold for World Para Athletics Championships London 2017
On exactly three weeks to go until the start of the World Para Athletics Championships, organisers London 2017 Ltd have announced record sales with more than 230,000 tickets sold. Sales are bigger than all of the previous eight editions of the championships combined and the biggest ever outside of a Paralympic Games.
The ESAA National Championships will take place on 7th-8th July at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. Tickets and programmes are now available to buy online for this event, although they will be for sale at the gate too.
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.
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.