Nick was partially sighted from birth, he lost the sight in his right eye at the age of 15 and then gradually lost his remaining sight in his mid-20s. For the last ten years or so he has had no useful vision at all. Nick started running in 2015 during a particularly difficult time in his life.
England Athletics are pleased to announce that online entry for our Senior and U20 Combined Events Championships is now open. The championships will take place in Bedford on 26-27 May and incorporate the BUCS, Midlands, Northern Championships and the Welsh Championships.
Rosie Clarke (Epsom and Ewell, David Harmer) finished a fine fourth in a 3000m steeplechase won by Jamaica's Aisha Praught in 9:21.00.
Congratulations to the athletes who have been selected to represent England on the road this Spring at distances from the mile to half marathon. Selections are listed for the Garmin Great Ireland 10k, International Attnanger Spitz Mile (Austria), Trofeo Opitergium International U20 Road Race (Italy), and Lillebaelt Half Marathon (Denmark).
A photo of three Bexley Mencap runners taking part in Bexley's 5k parkrun has been shortlisted in Bexley Council's Stronger Communities exhibition. The three Bexley Mencap runners, Luke, Emmanuel and Matt, like to keep fit, and are regular members of Bexley Mencap's Run Together group which provides Keep Fit classes for people with Learning Disabilities.
An eventful night on the Gold Coast saw English athletes compete in seven events in conditions that ranged from warm and humid to torrential rain in the space of three hours.
Dina Asher-Smith (club: Blackheath Bromley, coach: John Blackie) and Zharnel Hughes (Shaftesbury Barnet, Glen Mills) were among those who impressed on the third day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games, as John Lane (Sheffield Dearne, Toni Minichiello) also moved up to fourth in the decathlon.
Spring in the beautiful spa town of Podebrady made an appearance for the European Athletics Race Walking permit meeting on 7 April resulting in unexpectedly warm weather conditions for the athletes to contend with. Athletes in England vests competed in the international fields for the Under 18 5km, Junior (U20) men's and women's 10km races, and the men's 20km.
Asha Philip (Club: Newham and Essex Beagles, Coach: Steve Fudge) placed fourth in a competitive 100m final that was won by Trinidad and Tobago's Olympic and World finalist Michelle-Lee Ahye.
A strong team was selected to represent England at the ISF World Schools Cross Country Championships in Paris on April 4 2018. The ten athletes were accompanied by Team Managers Anne Francis and Paul Allison.