The life of a Masters athlete starts at age 35 – opening up a world of opportunities for athletes to compete in Masters age group competition in athletics and running.
England Athletics Age Group Masters programme
The England Athletics Age Group Masters programme recognises that a significant number of road running clubs are made up of runners over 35 years old.
Our Masters programme offers England Athletics affiliated runners, age 35+, an annual rolling programme of qualifying events and representative opportunities at 10k, Half Marathon and Marathon distances.
- Find out how you could earn yourself the right to pull on the coveted England Masters vest on the England Age Group Masters teams page.
British Masters Athletic Federation
The British Masters Athletic Federation, and its operating company BMAF Services Ltd, offer athletes the opportunity to compete in 5-year age bands for the rest of their lives. Track & field and running championships take place at regional level via their eleven area clubs, nationally via BMAF Services Ltd and internationally via the governing bodies for European and World Masters Athletics.
- To explore the opportunity to compete with the British Masters Athletic Federation visit the BMAF and championship dates page.
England Masters development webinars
Dr Matt Long (Head of Athletics at Nottingham Trent University and coach at Birmingham University AC) presents a series of webinars to help masters athletes make the most of their training and reach their potential. Each session is open to all, and will be followed by a Q&A along with an update on England Masters.
Spicing Up your Long Run — Monday 9 January 2023, 6.30pm
How including a range of paces and tempo running in your long run can add a different dimension to your training.
Progression Running — Monday 13 February 2023, 6.30pm
Advice on progression running and how using a range of aerobic efforts in your training provides you with a good base.