Once again the Snowdon Mountain Race produced a thrilling day of competition and many great performances. The weather was wet and humid, with low cloud on the mountain, and England had two strong teams who were looking for a successful race,. The Snowdon race is 5 miles up (1006m / 3300ft) and 5 miles down the same route.
It's been a really busy time for Athletics this week; AW reports on the inaugural Athletics World Cup in London, World U20 Champs in Finland, Track Field English Schools' AA championships in Birmingham, and the Diamond League meeting in Morocco.
The personal bests and championship records continued to tumble on the second day of the New Balance English Schools' Track and Field 2018 Championships at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.
The New Balance English Schools' AA Track and Field Championships 2018 will take place this Friday and Saturday 13-14th July at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham. Great Britain N.I. topped the medal table at the recent European U18 Championships Hungary underlining the wealth of talent emerging from the schools system in recent years. Many of those medallists are due to compete in Birmingham, which provides another chance to see future stars earn their stripes on a national level.
England Athletics will be contesting a Combined Events Home Countries International in Manchester on 4-5 August against teams from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. England Athletics aim to field the best possible team. Athletes and coaches are reminded that they need to register their interest prior to selection which will take place on Monday 15 July.
This Athletics World Cup weekend, in aid of Cancer Research, in appreciation of successfully halting the progression of Terminal stage 4 cancer and the huge support he has received from officials and other members of the athletics family, Paul Rutter will be walking through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a number of his fellow officials, many of whom will be officiating or spectating at the event. Come and support him on Sunday (1pm start) or make a donation to Cancer Research!
Away from the European U18 Championships in Hungary, the Lausanne Diamond League, the Eltham BMC GP and the Bob Graham Round, other highlights included results from BAL action in Bedford, the Great North 10k, French Championships, plus track and field in Germany and Japan.
The Manchester International on Wednesday 15 August sees England take on Iceland, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and a GB Under 20 team as well as teams representing a British League invitation team. With athletes from across the UK in action, this International will provide an important competition opportunity for the athletes selected to represent England.
Tickets are on sale NOW for the Manchester International 2018 on Wednesday 15 August where England will take on teams from Scotland, Wales,Northern Ireland and Ulster, Great Britain NI Under 20s, Iceland, the British Athletics League and UK Women's League, and other international representatives including from Denmark.
This year's England Athletics 10,000m Championships will be held as part of the programme at the Manchester International on Wednesday 15 August 2018. Athletes can register now to be part of the championships action.