The first athletics session of the 2017 Bahamas Commonwealth Youth Games saw England Athletes off to a great start. Team England opening ceremony flagbearer Holly Mills led the way once again with the gold medal in the women's long jump as Lucy Hadaway took bronze, and more medals in the men's 1500m for Joshua Lay and Luke Duffy.
The England Athletics 10,000m championships are to be contested in the 25-lap races to be held atStretford on Saturday 19 August as part of the BMC fixture.The 10,000m races will provide opportunities for male and female athletes seeking to improve their times for the distance, as well as seeing the championships medals being decided.
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The opening ceremony and first competitions of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games have been held. With the athletics beginning on Thursday the sport was represented in the opening ceremony by Holly Mills acting as flag bearer.
European Youth Long Jump Champion Holly Mills has been selected as Team England's opening ceremony flag bearer at the Commonwealth Youth Games.
England Athletics was saddened to hear news of the death of Phil Tomkins, the former President and Chairman of the Suffolk Athletics Association. Phil died on the 9th July aged 82 years old.
The battle to be crowned Great Run's fastest running club has intensified, with three more clubs taking team honours in races across the country. And there are more opportunities for clubs to get amongst the prizes on the way.
Good health and injury prevention are essential to athletes being able to train effectively and, therefore, prepare to compete at the optimal level. Our Coaching Athlete Development Managers have identified some valuable content to help coaches of all levels with their athletes.
England Athletics are currently investigating the potential of organising an Athletics Coach course that is only open to coaches who are involved in Throws events (including Athletes, Parents, existing Coaching Assistants, or Level 1 Coaches). To guide the planning and development of this idea, and to gauge the opinion of those that would be potentially interested in attending such a coursewe will be hosting a QA session at the Senior Championships being held at Bedford International Stadium.
Tim Soutar and Neil Costello were elected by member clubs to the England Athletics Board as Non-executive Directors in March 2014. Here is their brief review of activity for the last year and considerations for future work.