Team Personal Best

Team Personal Best

With London playing host to the first ever back-to-back IPC World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships we are hugely excited about the summer.

Things are now hotting up with less than 100 days to go before the action starts at the Olympic Park. With London playing host to the first ever back-to-back IPC World Para Athletics Championships and IAAF World Championships we are hugely excited about the summer.

To celebrate this exciting time England Athletics are running Team Personal Best which will be the public facing campaign of the 2017 Inspiration Programme. Quite simply, is a place where anyone can be inspired to deliver an activity with an athletics or running theme and promote it to their local community or even wider. Team Personal Best is all about celebrating grassroots athletics this summer. We will also be working closely with BBC Get Inspired to promote community athletics activity throughout the Championships.

We are inviting clubs, community groups, partners and organisationsfrom all across the country to celebrate grassroots athletics and running this summer and encourage their networks to add an athletics or running theme to one of their events this summer. This could be ANYTHING from a Club open meet, Family Fun Run to a 100m final screening or quiz night.

Just over 2 million pounds has been committed to the London 2017 Inspiration Programme. To support grassroots athletics in making the most of this opportunity, there will be investments in 5 key areas, community, disability, volunteers, schools and international, with the aim of removing barriers and growing the sport’s capacity for increased interest.

Baroness Jowell, Chair of the Inspiration Group, commented: “I am passionate about sport and the power it has to change lives. Team Personal Best will give communities across the country the opportunity to get involved in 2017 and celebrate in the way that best works locally.”

What’s Next?

Already planning activity this summer?If you arealready planning activities; club taster session, holiday courses, social runs or club nights or one-off events such as; races, fun runs or open events this summer, these events can be part of Team Personal Best now! Simply go to and click “Submit an Event” now.

Thinking about planning activity?If you are thinking about planning an activity go to for some ideas and more information. You don’t have to be an athletics or running focussed organisation to get involved.

Want to help spread the word? We would love you to help us promote You can do this by:

Want to become a Team Personal Best partner?

If you’d like to do something more with Team Personal Best, such as promote a specific activity to your community or label a series of events Team Personal Best then get in touch with Lucy at and we can discuss the possibility of some specific partner promotions and partner branding.

What’s the catch?

There isn’t one! By joining Team Personal Best you’ll benefit from:

  • Use of Team Personal Best branding on all activity, helping with the publicity of events.
  • Information on how to support inclusive community activity and find volunteers
  • Promotion via the activity finder on Team Personal Best website and other social media platforms.
  • Entry into exciting draws for athlete visits, ticket prizes and celebrity thank you emails to organisations.
  • Ultimately, more people attending your activities and getting involved in sport in their communities.