England Athletics News


Nick's story: Running from addiction

Nick was partially sighted from birth, he lost the sight in his right eye at the age of 15 and then gradually lost his remaining sight in his mid-20s. For the last ten years or so he has had no useful vision at all. Nick started running in 2015 during a particularly difficult time in his life.

Asher-Smith and Hughes shine in 200m heats on day three

Dina Asher-Smith (club: Blackheath Bromley, coach: John Blackie) and Zharnel Hughes (Shaftesbury Barnet, Glen Mills) were among those who impressed on the third day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games, as John Lane (Sheffield Dearne, Toni Minichiello) also moved up to fourth in the decathlon.

Hot conditions make for challenging conditions at Podebrady Race Walks

Spring in the beautiful spa town of Podebrady made an appearance for the European Athletics Race Walking permit meeting on 7 April resulting in unexpectedly warm weather conditions for the athletes to contend with. Athletes in England vests competed in the international fields for the Under 18 5km, Junior (U20) men's and women's 10km races, and the men's 20km.

Bosworth secures silver by the seafront

Tom Bosworth (Club: Tonbridge AC, Coach: Andi Drake) produced a superb personal best and national record to get the England athletics team off to a medal-winning start on the first day of athletics competition at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Miller strikes gold on first day of athletics action

Nick Miller (Club: Border Harriers, Coach: Tore Gustafsson) became the first British man ever to exceed 80 metres in the hammer, as he secured Commonwealth Gold with a huge throw of 80.26m, a games record and an improvement of almost two metres on the mark he set last month in the United States.