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.
As Bexley Mencap's Keep Fit classfinishes, the GoodGym runners arrive to start their warm-up. Every week they'd say a quick hello to each other. As some of the Mencap group started to get fitter, they started to see some of the GoodGym runners more regularly at the Bexley parkrun, and now four members of Bexley Mencap have actually joined their local GoodGym and are not only getting fit but also taking an active part in carrying out good deeds to help their local community.
We're supporting Women's Sport Week 2018! Maxine Robbins has gone from becoming involved in the sport as a parent to being part of the England Athletics coaching team for the Loughborough International this year. The role was the latest success Maxine has enjoyed since first becoming involved when her daughter took up pole vaulting.
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.
Irish teenager Sarah Healy moves to second on the European under-18 1500m all-time list after her run in Germany, while Luke Traynor clocks 28:32 for 10km. Plus a report on the England Athletics U23 and U20 Championships, featuring a British under-20 hammer record by Jake Norris, other track and field and road race news from across the globe.
The track and field both saw some superb competitions as Bedford hosted the England Athletics U23 and U20 Championships. With places for the World Junior Championships also being contested and opportunities for U18s to also post performances ahead of selections being made for the European Youth Championships the athletes stepped up to produce the goods.
Jake Norris provided the highlight of the first day of the England Athletics U23 and U20 Championships as he unleashed a new UK record in the U20 hammer. There were impressive performances across a number of other events as the titles were decided.
Athletics is the most diverse sport globally and to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the arrival of HM Windrush into Britain on Friday 22 June 1948, UK Athletics and England Athletics have teamed up to showcase volunteers, clubs and athletes who have links with Windrush. We want to hear from you.
This weekend sees the England Athletics U23 and U20 Championships and Trials for the World Junior Championships taking place at Bedford International Stadium. With almost 1000 athletes entered in a full range of track and field events, it's set to be a packed weekend of action.