England Athletics News


Nick's story: Running from addiction

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 Teams selected for Spring road running opportunities

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).

Asher-Smith and Hughes shine in 200m heats on day three

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.

Hot conditions make for challenging conditions at Podebrady Race Walks

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.