England Athletics News

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New Look National Guide Runner Database - Find a Guide

England Athletics and British Blind Sport have today re-launched 'Find a Guide', a national guide runner database to support more people with a visual impairment to run. The database is an online tool for anyone aged 18 years or older with a visual impairment to find a guide runner, whether they have never run before, are a gym-goer looking to take their running outdoors or a seasoned runner looking for a new guide.

England retain the women’s Anglo Celtic Plate with strong performances all round

The 24th edition of the annual Anglo Celtic Plate 100km road race was held on 31 March. The flat 2 mile road lap on country lanes provided opportunities for fast times but all the athletes had to be prepared to accommodate the low temperatures with a wind chill though out the day. The English men's and women's teams were poised to retain the Anglo Celtic Plate team title from 2017.

Top ten for England Athletics athlete at Dudince 50km race walk

Brothers Dominic and Daniel King represented England Athletics in the 50km race walk in freezing conditions in the 37th Dudince 50 in Slovakia on Saturday 24 March. We also announce athletes who have been selected to represent England Athletics at the EAA Permit Meeting in Podebrady, Czech Republic.

Find a Guide is getting a makeover!

Our Find a Guide programme has been helping visually impaired people find guide runners across England to support them to run for nearly 2 years now. We've been listening to feedback about the database and have made some improvements to make it even easier for visually impaired people to find a guide runner and run, wherever and whenever suits them! We've upgraded the database with a new look and lots of improved functions.

English Schools' Cross Country Champs conditions tricky and testing

Despite a Saturday that was set to be full of wind, rain and snow, just over 2,000 athletes turned up to the grounds of Temple Newsam, for the English Schools' Cross Country Championship 2018. In total there were 6 races, across tricky, muddy terrain, up and down hills. These testing conditions required perfect timing and judgement to be successful!

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