A strong team was selected to represent England at the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships in Paris on April 4 2018. The ten athletes were accompanied by Team Managers Anne Francis and Paul Allison.
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.
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.
County teams from across the South West will be competing in two regional events this October - the Great West Run at Exeter and the City of Gloucester 10k.
England Athletics South West region are pleased to announce that selections have been made for the Mini Marathon team who will compete against the other regions at the London Mini Marathon which takes place on 22nd April 2018.
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.
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.
The World Mountain Running Association (WMRA) will be holding their 2018 International Youth Cup in Lanzada, Italy this year. England Athletics will be sending a team of up to 4 under 18 men and 4 under 18 women to compete.
Plummeting temperatures and icy winds courtesy of the Beast from the East did not deter runners taking part in the highly regarded Parelloop 10k in Brunssum, Netherlands. England's Sam Stabler set a new 10k personal best on the road, and all England's women earned top ten positions.
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!