Over 150 Age Group runners representing runners in their late thirties to those in their seventies have qualified for the England Team that will compete in Chester against a Celtic Nations Team this autumn.
Leeds Roundhay Park will be the venue for the British Grand Prix of Race Walking 20km that incorporates the England Athletics Championships, the British Championships and the British Team Trial event for the European Athletics Championships. It will also be a homecoming event for Tom Bosworth who will be competing on home soil for the first time since his success on the Gold Coast and will start as favourite.
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.
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.
The British Athletics League is once again holding a packed day of action which brings together the best athletes from across its league in an event at Bedford on Saturday 7 July. You can be a part of it and gain a taste of officiating at this exciting event.
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.
Recent results from the world of the sport, including coverage of the Oslo Diamond League, Stockholm Diamond League,NCAA Championships, area championshipsand Zharnel Hughes'9.91 100m in Kingston, while other recent highlights included the 90-kilometreComrades Marathon inSouth Africa, NYRR New York Mini 10K (USA), and AtletiCAGenve (Switzerland).