England Athletics Board member Tim Soutar, and Product Development Manager for RunTogether Dan Parkinson visited a RunTogether group recently in Tunbridge Wells. Sarah's Runners is a very established group based in Kent specifically for beginner and intermediate runners. It has been running for over 14 years and over 1000 runners have taken part in the programme since its start.
The England Athletics South West Cross Country Club and County Championships will be held at Aldon Hill in Yeovil on Sunday 7th January 2018.
Adam Gemili, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Greg Rutherford and Dina Asher-Smith are among the 75 names announced for Team England's athletics squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The team, which consists of England's top athletes, already has 18 Commonwealth medals and 46 Commonwealth Games appearances between them, while a number of the chosen athletes will be competing at their very first multi-sport Games.
The Simplyhealth Great South Run in Portsmouth this weekend was once again host to the England Athletics 10 mile Championships. High quality domestic fields in both the men's and women's races, plus the additional late entry of Storm Brian on the Friday evening meant that it was going to be hard fought battle for the national titles.
England Athletics took a team of 5 to this annual marathon event along with team coach Graeme Riley. The three men wearing England vests were Jonathan Poole, Ben Johnson and Lee Grantham and two women were Tish Jones and Anna Boniface.
England Athletics 10M champs: Chris Thompson to defend Simplyhealth Great South Run title in Portsmouth
Chris Thompson will defend his Simplyhealth Great South Run title at the world's leading 10-mile event in Portsmouth this weekend.In the women's race, Charlotte Purdue and Gemma Steel will battle it out for honours.Tracy Barlow, who also represented Great Britain over the marathon in this summer's World Championships, will challenge Purdue and Steel in a largely domestic field which incorporates the England Athletics10 Mile Championships.
Hambleton's Up and Running scheme consisted of an eight week running and social programme to people receiving secondary mental health care. The scheme was created and delivered by mental health professional Glen Hilton, and Hambleton District Council Development Officer David Earl - who offered support, advice and guidance on the positive mental health benefits of running in addition to providing a health programme and nutritional advice.
The England Athletics National Endurance Conference which takes place near Exeter on 28th and 29th October. The event is entitled How to Win - The Development of Power and Speed for Endurance. There are a very few day tickets remaining and only 2 ticket + twin accommodation delegate packages left. You need to book by 5pm on 20th October.
England Age Group Masters runners demonstrated that age really is no barrier to performance as they took on the MBNA Chester Marathon in style. Sporting the specially designed retro-style England Age Group Masters kit the 150 strong England team covering age groups V35 through to V75 took on the 26.2 mile race, with the added challenge of competing against a Celtic Nations team.
England Athletics are pleased to announce that the English Cross Country Association (ECCA) have confirmed their International Fixtures for the upcoming season. The ECCA would also like to remind clubs that entries for the National Cross Country Relays close this Friday 13th October.