England Athletics representative opportunities for Race Walking

England Athletics representative opportunities for Race Walking

England Athletics is looking to support developing athletes and provide international experience towards major Championships, in particular the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  England Athletics will look to select individuals for appropriate international competition given their current performance level.

The 2017 season highlights are the World Athletics Championship from 4th to 13th August in London; and the European Race Walking Cup on 21st May in Podebrady, Czech Republic.  In addition there are full GB&NI Team opportunities for age group athletes at the European U20 Championships from 13th to 16th July in Grosetto, Italy; and the European U23 Championships from 20th to 23rd July in Bydgoszcz, Poland.

England Athletics National and International Competitions

The competition calendar below details international competitions with links to selection policies and principal domestic opportunities for race walk athletes.  Given the range of competitions available coaches and athletes must ensure they have read the relevant information in the selection briefs carefully.

The England Athletics selection committee consists of Andy Day (Competitions & Team Logistics Manager), Spencer Duval (Coach & Athlete Development Manager - Endurance), Andi Drake (Race Walking contact) and a representative from the Race Walking Association. Queries on selection, in the first instance, should be addressed to Andi Drake (adrake@englandathletics.org). Priority for selection for England Athletics Teams will be given to athletes competing in England Athletics Championships. It is crucial all coaches and athletes are aware of final selection dates as well as the detailed requirements of meeting selection criteria.  Advice for coaches can be obtained through the England Athletics Race Walking Contact Andi Drake as well as through the Team contact detailed in the policy.

England Athletics staged its second 10km Race Walk Championships at Coventry on 5th March to recognise its top race walkers. The 10km Championship will provide a level of competition appropriate for qualifying for international teams as England look to develop athletes towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

2017 events

9th January

England Indoor Championships & Winter Race Walk Challenge: U13/U15 B/G 1000m, U17/U20/Senior 3000m.

Sheffield

Click here for results.

22nd January

Winter Race Walk Challenge: U13/U15 B/G 1000m, U17/U20/Senior 3000m.

Lee Valley

Click here for more information.

29th January

Elan Indoor Meeting: 5000m Men, 3000m Women

Bratislava, Slovakia

The winners of the Men's and Women's races at the England Athletics Indoor Championships (3000m) on 9th January will be selected to compete. Click here for team.

5th March

England Athletics 10km Championships, Coventry Godiva Molly Barnett Open, & Winter Race Walk Challenge Final: U13 2km, U15 3km, U17 5km, U20/Senior 10km.

Coventry

 

19th March

Lugano Trophy 14th Memorial Mario Albisetti: Senior M/W 20km, U20 M/W10km.

Advised standards: 10km U20 M/W 46:00/52:30; 20km M/W 1:28:00/1:40:00.

Lugano, Switzerland

England Athletics aim to select 2 per event Seniors and 2 per event Juniors.  England Athleticswill retain some flexibility with numbers depending on the standard of performance achieved in each age group.
Selection: 6th March 2017.

Athletes judged to be capable of performing better than or close to the BA Guidelines for the European Race Walking Cup, the European U20 Athletics Championships, the European U23 Championships Athletics Championships will be considered.  Click here for team

25th March

EAA Grand Prix: Senior M 50km

Advised standards: 50km 4:14:00

Dudince, Slovakia

Athletes judged to be capable of performing better than or close to the BA Guidelines for the World Athletics Championships.

50km: England Athletics recognise the importance of development opportunities at all international distances and will consider supporting athletes to this event who are considering moving up distances and have shown the potential to go on to further senior Championship level performances, or who are showing form consistent with a qualifying mark for the World Athletics Championships in 2017.
Selection: 6th March 2017.

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This event forms the British Athletics Olympic Games Trial for the 50km: see www.britishathletics.org.uk/world-class/2017-selection-policies

8th April

EAA Grand Prix: Senior M/W 20km, U20 M/W 10km.

Advised standards: 10km U18 Boys 48:00; 5km U18 Girls 25:00; 10km U20 M/W 46:00/52:30; 20km M/W 1:28:00/1:40:00.

Podebrady, Czech Republic

England Athletics aim to select 2 per event Seniors, 1 per event Juniors and 1 per event U18 boys & girls.  England Athletics will retain some flexibility with numbers depending on the standard of performance achieved in each age group.
Selection: 6th March 2017.

Athletes judged to be capable of performing better than or close to the BA Guidelines for the European Race Walking Cup, the European U20 Athletics Championships, the European U23 Championships Athletics Championships will be considered.

19th June

England U20/U23 Championships
(BA Trials:
10000m)

 Bedford

British Athletics trials/qualifying opportunities for World Junior Champs (10000m); and European Youth Championships (Boys 10000m). Coaches of Girls seeking qualifying opportunities for 5000m should contact Andi Drake at the earliest opportunity. www.britishathletics.org.uk/world-class/2017-selection-policies

30th July

England Athletics AAA & UK CAU Senior Championships; England Athletics Senior Disability Athletics Championships: 3000m

Bedford

 

26th-27th August

England Athletics U15/U17 Championships: 3000m / 5000m

Bedford

http://england.athletics-uk.org

16th-17th Sept.

ESAA Combined Events & Walks: 3000m / 5000m

 

www.esaa.net

Race Walking Association Championships 2017

29th April: 10km and Younger Age Group Championships, Coventry    
1st October: 50km, Hillingdon    

GB & NI Team Competitions 2017

12th February: British Athletics Championships (Senior 3000m), Sheffield    
Details on British Athletics website

21st May:  EAA European Race Walking Cup: 50km M; 20km M/W; 10km U20M/W, Podebrady, Czech Republic 
Details on British Athletics website

25th June: British Grand Prix of Race Walking, including RWA Championships & World Championships Trials: 20km, Leeds
20km race will also include a 10km event as an opportunity to qualify for European U20 Championships.
Details on British Athletics website

2nd July: World Championships Trials & British Championships: 5000m, Birmingham 
Details on British Athletics website

20th-23rd July: European U20 Championships: 10000m, Grosetto, Italy 
Details on British Athletics website

13th-16th July: European U23 Championships: 20km, Bydgoszcz, Poland
Details on British Athletics website

4th-13th August: IAAF World Athletics Championships: 20km / 50km, London       
Details on British Athletics website