The England Athletics Age Group indoor track and field championships take place this weekend at the EIS in Sheffield. It's set to be a full on two days of action from our under 15, under 17 and under 20 athletes all hoping to be crowned indoor champion for their event. We preview the ones to watch.
It's a busy weekend of action coming up - as well as the the English Cross Country AssociationNational Cross Country championships at Parliament Hill, there's the England Age Group indoor championships in Sheffield and Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow. This year's cross country event at Parliament Hill is in fact the 16th time that a Championship has been held at the iconic venue since the first in 1950. The traditional uphill start is planned again.
The England Athletics Age Group indoor track and field championships take place this weekend at the EIS in Sheffield. National records and world leading age-group performances will all be part of the weekend - and for the lucky crowd, plenty will be able to say they've seen the next star of British athletics in action before they became a household name.
This week sees the best young athletes in the country go head to head in the England Athletics indoor Under 20, Under 17 and Under 15 Championships on 24 to 25 February. It's a great event that not only provides two days of incredible head to head action, but more importantly it also provides the perfect opportunity to look into the future and see just how strong athletics will be for many years to come.
While the US Championships dominated internationally and the British and BUCS championships were on domestically, other events of note included the Irish, Australian, German and French, Japanese, Czech, Dutch, Polish and Swiss championships! On the road, reports from Half Marathons: Hendy Tunbridge Wells, Kinross to Lossiemouth, Wokingham, and Llanelli.
Following the popular Chichester Priory 10k which took place over the weekend England Athletics are pleased to announce the first round of Age Group Masters qualifiers earning themselves an England masters representative vest later in the year.
We are pleased to announce the race walk teams for the Lugano Trophy 15th Memorial Mario Albisetti 20km in Switzerland and for the 37th edition Dudinska 50km in Slovakia. England Athletics have sent teams to these events for several years now and many athletes have had very successful races.
This week saw the first two of five England Athletics Road Running Roadshows take place in London and Peterborough. The events, designed for members of road running clubs, road running coaches and leaders, event organisers and anyone else involved with off-track running, saw members of England Athletics staff outline the various programmes and initiatives that England Athletics delivers for the off-track community.
England fielded Teams in the Easykit Cross Cup Competition in Rotselaar, Belgium. Against strong opposition the English Athletes gained form and experience with the Junior Women the most successful.
The major event over the weekend was the IAAF World tour in Boston. Indoor action of note from Scotland, Belgium, France, Sweden, and USA); on the road - news from the Barcelona Half-Marathon, and XC reports from the Belgian CrossCup (featuring an England Team), Kenyan Championships, Italian San Vittore Olona plus various XC leagues across England. The antipodean summer has ultra and TF reports from New Zealand.