Race Walking teams

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

Selection information

The selection committee consists of:

  • Andy Day (England Athletics Teams and Competitions Manager)
  • Spencer Duval (Coach & Athlete Development Manager – Endurance)
  • Andi Drake (England Athletics Technical Advisor – Endurance)
  • 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. Events are listed below.

2019 selection events

DateEventInformation
27 January√Član Indoor Meeting (Bratislava, Slovakia)
tbc 2019EAA Grand Prix 20km Race Walk (Podebrady, Czech Republic)

Team Management opportunities

It is the aim that England Athletics team management opportunities will be offered to volunteer coaches where possible, with an aim that 50 percent of team management will come from outside the full time professional England Athletics ranks. Coach and Athlete Development Managers will work to identify potential team managers and offer international coaching opportunities through the Teams and Competitions Manager where appropriate. Full support will be offered to all new team managers, under the direction of the lead coach for each team and feedback will be offered to all team staff after each competition. All team managers will be expected to feedback to the lead coach and personal coaches on the performances and other observations of athletes.

To be part of the England team staff or management at internationals, coaches will need to be actively engaged in England Athletics programmes such as:

  • Charter Mark Universities
  • Targeted events (Steeplechase / Marathon / Walks / 400m Hurdles)
  • Talent programme
  • Club Run and Tracknights
  • Javelin Development Project