Taking part in the high class Atapeurca International Cross Country in Burgos, Spain on Sunday 11 November, athletes from England had to work hard in their races. This early season event always attracts top athletes from Ehtiopia, Kenya and Countries around Europe, however Home Country athletes held their own with string of good performances.
There were some great races once again as the cross country relays were held at their now traditional home of Berry Hill Park, Mansfield. Large fields were involved and a range of clubs made their impression on the event as the athletes contested the titles and medals at the front end and many rivalries through the fields.
Another bumper entry has been received for this years Saucony English Cross Country Relays which will be taking place on Saturday 3 November. This is the 33rd time the Relays have been staged and Berry Hill Park, Mansfield plays host for the 30th consecutive year.
Four counties fielded teams in this year's South West Inter-County Road Running Championship - and all came away with awards, whether it be for men's or women's team or individual, or championship rankings.
Led by a personal best from Aaron Scott, the England Athletics team coped with chilly conditions and strong winds at the Mainova Frankfurt Marathon. Matt Sharp finished three places behind and Steven Bayton crossed the finish line on the Festhalle's red carpet in 30th. Dani Nimmock ran 2:38:54 for 23rd in the women's race, just over half a minute down on her best.
The race beside the River Main has proved a successful hunting ground for British runners in recent years, and the England Team of Dani Nimmock, Aaron Scott, Matt Sharp and Steven Bayton are keen to exploit Frankfurt's reputation on Sunday as a fast course with favourable weather conditions.
Runners at last year's Great South Run had the tail end of Storm Brian to contend with, but what a difference a year makes. Yesterday the mass start runners were being advised to take on plenty of water and wear sun screen. This hugely popular event incorporated the England Athletics 10 Mile championships.
Good conditions, high quality elite fields and several months of preparation for the IAAF Gold Label race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2018 resulted in the England team setting three new personal bests and a superb return to form by the most senior member of the team.
A 16 strong team of Under 20 and Under 23 athletes performed admirably in the Rennes 10k International team competition in Brittany, France which took place on Sunday 14 October.
The 2018 MBNA Chester Marathon played host to the second ever England Athletics Age Group Team, as masters runners from a wide variety of clubs across the country grasped the opportunity to represent their country with distinction.