Masters runners from across the UK gathered in Birmingham over the weekend to compete in an England versus Celtic Nations match incorporated within the Simplyheath Great Birmingham 10k. 130 runners from approximately 75 affiliated clubs and representing age groups V35 through to V85, joined world class athletes, Olympians and senior England internationals on an elite start line.
England Athletics sent a team of 4 men to compete in the Attnanger Mile event held in Austria last week on the 28th April. The event was well supported and 8 nations were represented in the field of runners. After a very close and competitive race, England came away with Silver and Bronze medals from Phil Norman and Josh Carr respectively.
The England U20 teams brought home silver and bronze following a successful afternoon of road-racing in Oderzo, Italy, where the men's and women's teams were led home by Julia Paternain and Nathan Dunn who both earned individual silver medals with two fine performances.
Richard Allen (Aldershot Farnham District AC) and Stevie Stockton (Leeds City AC, Coach: Rob Denmark) were crowned the England 2018 5k Champions at Friday evening's Mid-Cheshire 5k.
A report on Saturday's British Masters Athletic Federation Road Relay Championships action, England Athletics 5k championships plus other recent highlights from road racing, and track and field.
Entries our now open for the 2018 UK Javelin Carnival to be held at Loughborough University on 27th and 28th May. U15, U17 (including U18 qualification opportunity for the European Youth Championships), U20 and Senior competitions will be on offer for both men and women. Ambulant disability athletes are also encouraged to enter.
The England 5k Road Championships return to Kingsley, Cheshire this Friday evening 27 April. The 5k distance was added to the England Road Championship series of races in 2017, and proved popular with track, road and cross-country specialists alike. The Championship race is part of the popular Mid-Cheshire 5k series for which entries have closed at capacity.
It may have been the hottest London marathon in history with un-seasonally warm temperatures, but conditions did not stop Sir Mo Farah (Newham Essex Beagles) setting a new British record and taking the men's English and British Champion titles. Lily Partridge (Aldershot Farnham District) was first woman home to take the women's British and English Champion titles.
Reports on London Marathon action and other recent performances of note including track and field meets from the USA and Canada, Scottish 10,000m Championships, Kobe 10,000m and Gifu Half Marathon (both Japan), ABP Southampton Marathon and Half Marathon, Blackpool Marathon, and the Terry O'Gara Memorial 5k.
This Sunday sees thousands of runners taking to the streets of London for the Virgin Money London Marathon. The event also incorporates the England Athletics Marathon championships for both individual and team medals for men and women. We wish everyone taking part the best of luck and to heed the hot weather warnings and prepare accordingly.