England Athletics News


Steel and Thompson take England Athletics 10 mile Championships

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.

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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 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.

England team ready to take on Toronto

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.