The East Region has sent a team to the London Mini Marathon since the Regions were first invited to join the London Boroughs in this annual event. Over the years the East has enjoyed some notable successes and 2017 is no exception.
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd April saw athletes from the top county teams from each of the English Regions joined by National Champions from Ulster and Wales descend on Sportcity, Manchester for the 2017 Sportshall UK Finals.
Some new competition opportunities have been announced for U18* athletes who compete in the hurdles and throws and are looking to gain selection to the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017. We would encourage athletes looking to gain selection to a national team to enter one or more of these competitions.
As part of our updates on the work of England Athletics you can view a video update from our Chief Executive Chris Jones. You can also view other information which has previously been published. Chris gives a summary of the work of England Athletics following the start of the new period of delivery which began on 1 April 2017.
The AAA revise their standards tables every two years and introduce standards for events which appear in the Power of 10 database. We are pleased to publish the AAA Standards for 2017-2018 season.
In partnership with Kent Sport, Ashford Leisure Trust organised the first Kent Schools Learning Disability Cross Country Championships on Wednesday 29th March at Mote Park. The event forms part of the Kent School Games disability programme of events and involved 145 runners from 10 Kent special schools.
England Athletics would like to update you on its planned delivery from April 2017. This work is directly aligned with the Strategic Plan for the period which was announced last year, and will be supported by the Sport England funding for the sport which was announced in February.
Kent had four teams and 33 runners represent the county at the National Primary Schools Cross Country Finals held at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire on Saturday 25th March 2017. The County' young athletes won two individual medals and the Year 6 Team title.
The Primary and Year 7 National Schools' Cross Country Championships, endorsed by England Athletics, took place on Saturday 25th March at Prestwold Hall, Leicestershire.
Emulating their U20 and Senior England team counterparts, the England Athletics School teams also took top spot in all their SIAB cross country races. The Schools' International XC took place on the same day and venue as the Home Countries International XC held at the Margam Country Park near Port Talbot, Wales last Saturday.