The inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championship will be incorporated within the existing IAAF silver label Cardiff Half Marathon taking place on Sunday 7th October, 2018. England Athletics aim to send full competitive teams to challenge for medals as well as giving consideration to athletes with the potential to challenge at the marathon at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
England finished third in the athletics medals table with five golds, five silvers and seven bronzes. But medals alone tell only part of the story. Here is a closer look at some of the numbers behind every English gong plundered Down Under.
There were a trio of marathon successes on the final day of the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.
Team England won both men's and women's 4x100m relays in spectacular fashion, as the track and field programme at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games drew to a conclusion.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Liverpool Harriers, Bertrand Valcin) won heptathlon gold on day six of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, as 18-year-old Niamh Emerson (Amber Valley Erewash, David Feeney) recorded a personal best score for a well-earned bronze.
Following a strong day one, Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Liverpool Harriers, Bertrand Valcin) maintained her position on top of the heptathlon standings thanks to a 6.50m long jump and a 40.46m javelin.
Sophie Hahn (Charnwood, Joe McDonnell) ran a scorching Games record to win T38 100m gold on day five of athletics at the Commonwealth Games Gold Coast.
Katarina Johnson-Thompson (Liverpool Harriers, Bertrand Valcin) leads the heptathlon after two events as a number of English teammates progress to finals later in the programme.
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.
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.