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.
County championships will be taking place across England this summer. The vast majority of events will be happeningon the weekend of 12 and 13 May with some counties also arranging additional events to take place at other times.
England finished third in the athletics medals table with five golds, five silvers and seven bronzes. But medals alone tell only part of the story. Here is a closer look at some of the numbers behind every English gong plundered Down Under.
The City of Portsmouth AC has been working very hard over the last 12 months to extend the availability of competitive sport to a wider sector. Their Super Series is to provide a competitive outlet for athletes who would not normally have regular competitive opportunity. There's also a very successful U17 / U20 squad who receive extra benefits and incentives.
England Athletics are pleased to announce that online entry for our U23 and U20 Championships is now open. The championships will take place in Bedford on 16-17 June and will also be the trials for the World U20 Championships which take place in July in Tampere, Finland.
It was another busy weekend with Commonwealth Games action, the national road relays and Brighton Marathon but other highlights included the Garmin Great Ireland Run, plus other road races from Italy and Boston USA, Stafford and Norwich Half-Marathons, Derby and Mersey Tunnel 10k races. There are also track and field round ups from the USA.
The annual England versus Ireland road running challenge took place yesterday in Dublin's Phoenix Park, with a team of three men and three women taking on Ireland's best in a bid to win the Sean Kyle team trophy. The event also combines Athletics Ireland's 10k Championships and consequently attracts strong fields from across the host nation.
There were a trio of marathon successes on the final day of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
A sunny Sutton Park hosted the English Road Running Association's Men's 12 Stage and Women's 6 Stage Road Relay Championships, as Tonbridge AC and Leeds City AC emerged victorious. Medals were also up for grabs in the ERRA English 5k championships for Under 17 and Under 15 athletes earlier on in the day.
Team England won both men's and women's 4x100m relays in spectacular fashion, as the track and field programme at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games drew to a conclusion.