England Athletics 5k Road Championships 2018

England Athletics 5k Road Championships 2018

England Athletics are pleased to announce that following last year’s successful introduction of a 5k National Championship on the road, we will once again be working with the race organisors of the Mid-Cheshire 5k Series in staging the 2018 Championship.

The England 5k Championships will take place on 27th April 2018. The race takes place on a Friday evening around Kingsley, Cheshire in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, with a 7.15 pm start time.

The Championship race will be incorporated within the Mid-Cheshire 5k Series which has in the last couple of years proven popular - with elite runners and club runners having produced some quick times and many personal bests.

Click here for 2017 Championship results

England Athletics Road Running Manager, Charlotte Fisher said, "2017 was the first time we have held and England Championship event over 5k and also the first time we had looked at holding the event on a weekday evening. We were delighted with the response in 2017 with both the Men’s and Women’s titles being strongly contested and we are pleased to be working with the event organisors of this popular event once again in 2018."

The 2017 champions were Ben Connor (Derby AC) taking the Men’s title in a time of 14:00 and Sophie Cowper (Rotherham Harriers & AC) taking the Women’s title in a time of 16:28. Both races were strongly contested and the 5k Championship race distance provides a great opportunity for both road and track specialists transitioning between seasons and preparing for other events.

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