Manchester International 2022 announcement

After careful consideration of the competition season in 2022, we have taken the decision to not stage the Manchester International this year.

The summer season is heavily congested with fixtures and the focus of England Athletics’ events staff is on delivering our established Championship programme as well as being responsible for managing the England track and field team at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. We will retain the date in the calendar for 2023 with the aim of returning the Manchester International next year.

England Athletics has previously linked the winning place at the England Senior Championships with an England Senior representative vest at the Manchester International. To continue this practice of rewarding the Senior Track and Field Championship winners, and to replace the Manchester International offer for 2022, the decision has been taken to award a competition training grant of £500 to the 1st England Athletics qualified finisher, in each event, at the England Senior Track and Field Championships in Bedford on 30/31 July 2022. (See detail below for qualification and placing information).

Additional notes

  • Training grants will be awarded to English athletes only, who are currently (at the time of the England Athletics Senior Championships in 2022) eligible to represent and compete for England at the Commonwealth Games
  • The training grant will be awarded to the first English qualified athlete (as defined above) at the 2022 England Athletics Senior Championships. Training grants are awarded to the athlete to cover expenses incurred in competing at international or national level competition/camps prior to end March 2023. The athlete can support their coaches’ expenses to attend such camps/competitions as well.
  • The England 10000m track Championships are held separately to the England Athletics Senior Championships. The same grant will be given to the first English qualified athlete (as defined above) at the England Athletics 10000m track Championships which are being held in conjunction with the Night of the 10000m PBs on 14 May 2022.

Please contact Andy Day for further information: aday@englandathletics.org