This weekend, 6-7 January sees our first national championships of 2018 - the England Athletics Indoor Combined Events and Race Walking championships. Sunday will also host a series of BMC Indoor races as the action takes place at the EIS in Sheffield.
England Athletics are launching a series of Road Shows for the club road running community. The Road Shows are open to club officers, coaches, leaders and club members and offer an opportunity to find out more about some of the new and existing initiatives that aim to support road running clubs, as well as an opportunity for you to share your ideas with us.
There was plenty of road race action taking place as athletes saw out 2017 in style both in the UK and overseas. Agnes Tirop and Muktar Edris claim BOclassic wins as Steph Twell finishes third, while Laura Weightman and Marc Scott secure Ribble Valley 10k titles.
Commonwealth Games Federation selects Birmingham as Host City Partner of the 2022 Commonwealth Games
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has announced that it has selected Birmingham, England as the host city partner of the XXII Commonwealth Games in 2022. Birmingham 2022 marks 20 years since Manchester 2002, the last time the Games were held in England.
On the 4th April 2018 the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games will be getting underway on Australia's Gold Coast. In October, Team England announced which athletes had been selected to take the 75 allocated places on the athletics squad, and those athletes will now be preparing for what is considered the competition pinnacle for England representative teams. We will be catching up with various members of the squad as they set their sights on next year's event in Queensland.
The visit to Venta de Banos in Northern Spain for the International Cross Country Event saw several of the England Athletics team in good form; the best performance of the day came from Nick Goolab with a fine 3rd behind Selemon Bareja Shirtage of Ethiopia. Three senior women and three U20 men placed in the top 10 and the U20W made a clean sweep of the podium positions.
England Athletics are pleased to announce new introductory workshops to help off-track clubs with event organisation. Aimed at new or existing event organisers looking at staging road or multi-terrain races, this introductory workshop aims to provide clubs with both inspiration and information around setting up a new event or revitalizing an existing one.
Following the success of the England Age Groups Masters Marathon which took place in Chester earlier this Autumn, England Athletics are delighted to announce the launch of a Spring representative opportunity over the shorter distance of 10k for affiliated club age group Masters' runners.
2018's BBC Sports Personality of the Year event was a night full of successes for Athletics. Not only did Sir Mo Farah win the coveted Sports Personality of the Year trophy with Jonnie Peacock 3rd, but Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award and the British Athletics relay team coaches won Coach of the Year. Plus, RunTogether group leader Denise Larrad - one of the many volunteers that are invaluable to our sport - won the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award!
England Athletics are launching a series of Road Shows for the club road running community. The Road Shows are open to club officers, coaches, leaders, Race Directors and club members and offer an opportunity to find out more about some of the new and existing initiatives that aim to support road running clubs, as well as an opportunity for you to share your ideas with us.