Most attention at the weekend was on Manchester and Highgate but other events of note included action from the adidas Boost Boston Games, Pfingstsportfest Rehlingen, Jamaica International Invitational Meeting. Plus the British Athletics Mountain Challenge and Inter-Counties fell running championships.
The WMRA International Mountain Running Youth Cup will take place at Lanzada, Italy on xx June. We are pleased to announce the England team who will compete at the event.
Spectators were treated to glorious sunshine and equally hot track and field performances at the Paula Radcliffe Stadium for the 60th year of the Loughborough International. A combination of exciting youngsters and seasoned performers made up a strong England line-up who took on teams from Scotland, Wales, GB Juniors, BUCS and Loughborough Students AC. Throughout the day this combination proved to be a successful one as England claimed a comprehensive victory in the overall team standings, earning 144 points.
The Eveque World Marathon Challenge 2017/18 has been running as a virtual competition since October and so far 5 teams have broken the World Marathon Record. There is still time to test your team's mettle to see if you too can beat Dennis Kimetto's world record. Teams of between 26 and 36 members each run 200m sections in a continuous relay until the full marathon distance has been covered.
With Mental Health Awareness Week focusing on stress, and exam season upon students across the country, Beat Eating Disaorders have produced a guide on exam stress and eating disorders. It covers issues to be aware of, as well as tips on studying, and supporting a friend or family member.
The England Athletics Marathon team event was incorporated into the Virgin Money London Marathon. Following registration and vest checks we are now able to announce team results.
Officiating can be great way to meet new people, develop skills and try something new! Looking to get involved in Officiating but not sure where to start? We will be delivering taster sessions for people who would like to find out more and get involved in officiating - opportunities at the Midland Track Field Championships on 10 June and BAL Big Bash on 7 July.
Earlier this year, England Athletics organised a course hosted by Stuart Storey for people who were interested in learning or improving their commentating skills. The Announcers' course provided a brilliant opportunity for budding commentators to learn from one of the great voices of athletics commentary.
England Athletics' Chief Executive, Chris Jones, and Club Support Managers Rich Ayling and Sarah Gardiner, headed down to the South West to visit Bournemouth AC. Bournemouth AC chair Robin James coordinated the club visit, arranging for England Athletics to meet Bournemouth AC coaches, volunteers and representatives from Dorset County Athletics Association and Team Dorset Athletics Network.
Another busy weekend featured the Shanghai Diamond League, Trail World Championships, Ipswich Twilight 5km. A world Age 15 800m best by Max Burgin at the BMC Grand Prix in Manchester, Sydney McLaughlin improves world U20 400m hurdles record with 52.75, while Matthew Hudson-Smith runs a European-leading 400m.