The Simplyhealth Great South Run in Portsmouth this weekend was once again host to the England Athletics 10 mile Championships. High quality domestic fields in both the men's and women's races, plus the additional late entry of Storm Brian on the Friday evening meant that it was going to be hard fought battle for the national titles.
As part of the governance review of the sport the Board have agree to review the purpose of the England Athletics Council Structure. We would like to hear from people who are interested in having a role in this process as a representative of England Athletics' member clubs.
The focus this weekend was on the Simplyhealth Great South Run and the women's world half-marathon record at Valencia. Plus a look at highlights from cross country relays events for the Northern AA, Midlands AA and SEAA, plus the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon and more including Stroud Half Marathon, Abingdon Marathon and Surrey Masters Cross Country Championships.
England Athletics took a team of 5 to this annual marathon event along with team coach Graeme Riley. The three men wearing England vests were Jonathan Poole, Ben Johnson and Lee Grantham and two women were Tish Jones and Anna Boniface.
Chris Jones visited the South Gloucestershire club to find out more about their set-up and how they have taken on management of their facility at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex.
Congratulations to Lytham St Annes Road Running Club, winner of our easyfundraising competition, who have won a £100 bonus donation.
England Athletics are pleased to be sponsoring the Fields in Trust annual Awards again this year, in partnership with parkrun. We encourage athletics and running projects and groups to apply - deadline is 22nd October.
England Athletics 10M champs: Chris Thompson to defend Simplyhealth Great South Run title in Portsmouth
Chris Thompson will defend his Simplyhealth Great South Run title at the world's leading 10-mile event in Portsmouth this weekend.In the women's race, Charlotte Purdue and Gemma Steel will battle it out for honours.Tracy Barlow, who also represented Great Britain over the marathon in this summer's World Championships, will challenge Purdue and Steel in a largely domestic field which incorporates the England Athletics10 Mile Championships.
We have details of our final consultation events of 2017. Whatever your role in the sport we want you to come along, tell us what you think and discuss the issues facing the sport as we shape our future work. Thank you to all those who have already contributed or told us they plan to attend. Please make sure your voice is heard.
Following performance at the Virgin London Marathon and England Championships last month a team of athletes were selected to represent England at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon which takes place this weekend on 22nd October.