Budding young athletes from across the UK are set to compete in the Sportshall Athletics UK Finals at Manchester's Regional Indoor Athletics Arena on the weekend of 14th and 15th April. The most promising young athletes will battle it out to be crowned UK Champions at the flagship athletics development event of the year.
Kadeena Cox and Christian Malcolm were big winners at the glittering Sporting Equals British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards 2018 show hosted by Sir Lenny Henry. Sporting Equals exists to actively promote greater involvement in sport and physical activity for disadvantaged communities particularly the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic population.
Following qualification through either the Chichester 10k back in February or selection through rankings owing to the cancellations of both the Trafford and Lincoln 10k qualifiers due to severe weather last month, England Athletics are pleased to announce the full Masters team for the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k.
Bangor University, supported by England Athletics, are looking for athletes in the North West of England who are aged 18-35 with 8 years' experience of sprinting to take part in a research study into reaction times. The research is into reaction times and deaf athletes, but as part of it they need to also test hearing athletes.
The last time the Commonwealth Games were held on Australia's east coast - Brisbane 1982 - England topped the athletics medals table with 11 golds. Thirty-six years on, a 92-strong England Athletics team returns fifty miles south to Gold Coast with healthy hopes of another sterling showing Down Under.
Safe Athletics is a new initiative developed by UK Athletics and Home Country Athletics Federations that seeks to raise standards of safety within athletics via best practice guidance and information made freely available to anyone involved in its delivery. The Safe Athletics resources will provide the best opportunity to avoid accidents and injuries and help ensure the safety of everyone.
Gold Coast 2018 organisers held a spectacular opening ceremony welcoming the 71 nations and territories and 4,500 athletes from across the Commonwealth. The Opening Ceremony, which focused on celebrating the history of the Gold Coast, featured many of Team England's athletes who were the third nation to be paraded through the Carrara Stadium, the athletics competition venue.
England Athletics and British Blind Sport have today re-launched 'Find a Guide', a national guide runner database to support more people with a visual impairment to run. The database is an online tool for anyone aged 18 years or older with a visual impairment to find a guide runner, whether they have never run before, are a gym-goer looking to take their running outdoors or a seasoned runner looking for a new guide.
County teams from across the South West will be competing in two regional events this October - the Great West Run at Exeter and the City of Gloucester 10k.
Bookings are still open to for the annual UKA Officials' Conference taking palce on 8th April in Kenilworth. This popular annual event is aimed at all ages and levels of official and is a fantastic opportunity to meet other officials, share ideas and gain additional knowledge.