Over 150 Age Group runners representing runners in their late thirties to those in their seventies have qualified for the England Team that will compete in Chester against a Celtic Nations Team this autumn.
Leeds Roundhay Park will be the venue for the British Grand Prix of Race Walking 20km that incorporates the England Athletics Championships, the British Championships and the British Team Trial event for the European Athletics Championships. It will also be a homecoming event for Tom Bosworth who will be competing on home soil for the first time since his success on the Gold Coast and will start as favourite.
The inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championship will be incorporated within the existing IAAF silver label Cardiff Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 7th October, 2018. England Athletics aim to send full competitive teams to challenge for medals as well as giving consideration to athletes with the potential to challenge at the marathon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
England Athletics are hosting just two more Road Running Roadshows - on the 9th and 10th July. So if you are a club officer, road running coach or leader, or anyone else involved with off-track running - and want an opportunity to find out more about some of our initiatives that aim to support road running clubs, come and join us! There's also the chance to meet England 10k Champion Ashley Gibson and European Cross-Country medallist Naomi Taschimowitz.
The World Mountain Running Association International Youth Cup for under 18 athletes took place in Lanzada, Italy. The 4.3km course included a 290m ascent and descent. Matthew Mackay stormed to victory - leading the England Junior Men to a team gold medal. The England Junior Women improved their finishing position from 7th last year to 5th.
As part of our partnership with DW Fitness First - the UK's leading gym and retail company - we are offering the opportunity to attend special events with Olympian and World Championships medallist Jenny Meadows. These events are FREE to attend and also include the opportunity for you to find out how DW Fitness First can work locally with your club or RunTogether group.
The Race Directors' course is a must for anyone looking to upskill the quality of any event they deliver and support. This is particularly useful for partners and junior team members wanting to take on more responsibility and organise their own events in the future.
This year's Home Countries International event was incorporated into the European Mountain Running trial and was also the British Athletics Mountain Running Championships. The day was very misty and damp making the descents quite slippery underfoot, the race was two laps over a distance of 10.4km with a total ascent of 780m.
England Athletics are pleased to announce two high quality England representative opportunities for marathon runners this coming autumn. The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Mainova Frankfurt Marathon are both IAAF Gold Label events and will provide excellent competition opportunities for marathon runners.
The Mountain Running Senior Home International takes place within the 2018 British Athletics European Mountain Running Championships Trial which will take place at Sedbergh on 2 June. We are pleased to announce the England team who will compete at the event.