Runners at last year's Great South Run had the tail end of Storm Brian to contend with, but what a difference a year makes. Yesterday the mass start runners were being advised to take on plenty of water and wear sun screen. This hugely popular event incorporated the England Athletics 10 Mile championships.
Good conditions, high quality elite fields and several months of preparation for the IAAF Gold Label race Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2018 resulted in the England team setting three new personal bests and a superb return to form by the most senior member of the team.
Venues plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games confirms sporting showcase for Birmingham and the West Midlands
The Sport and Venue Programme for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games was confirmed and celebrated on Friday 19 October, as five Team England medallists joined Birmingham 2022 Chairman John Crabtree and pupils from Mapledene Primary School for a sporting showcase at Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre.
What have Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Geoff Capes, Katharine Merry, Bracknell AC Game Changers, RunTogether Mind Sole and Orion Harriers have in common? The answer: they were all recognized for their contribution to athletics and running at the England Athletics 2018 Hall of Fame and Volunteer Awards evening in October.
England Athletics have a dedicated team of Club Support Managers that can provide support and guidance to affilated Athletics and Running Clubs. Read more on how a CSM helped a Cornwall club to raise awareness of the importance of physical preparation as part of athlete development.
A look at some of the top athletics performances from the past week at events including the Youth Olympic Games, Durban 10km, Manchester Half Marathon, Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run, and the Cardiff Cross Challenge. Other highlights include the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival (Australia), The Running Festival at Goodwood, Eden Project Marathon (Cornwall), and Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon.
A 16 strong team of Under 20 and Under 23 athletes performed admirably in the Rennes 10k International team competition in Brittany, France which took place on Sunday 14 October.
Greats of athletics, Tommy Green, Geoff Capes, John Regis, Aston Moore, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Peter Matthews, and Katharine Merry were inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the Ricoh Arena this evening. As well as the new inductees to the England Athletics Hall of Fame, the night saw volunteers from across the country honoured in the National Volunteer Awards to celebrate their dedication and service to the sport.
Our England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards presentation evenings are now complete and the South East est awards were presented on 4 October in Guildford. Ten South East Region winners received their awards. The Volunteer Awards 2018 are a chance to celebrate and recognise the unsung heroes amongst all of our volunteers in the Athletics and Running community.
Our England Athletics regional Volunteer Awards presentation evenings are now complete and the South West awards were presented on 29 September at the Exeter Golf Country Club. Ten South West Region winners received their awards from special guest Jo Pavey.