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Thompson and Arter take England Athletics 10,000m crowns

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.

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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.

Teams all set for 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.

Select team and guest athletes added to Manchester International line up

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.

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