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Charlotte Payne hammer throw Loughborough International 2024

Charlotte Payne: How far can she throw post-cochlear implant surgery?

Having lost all remaining hearing in her “better ear” in December 2023, Charlotte Payne (Paul Dickenson, Reading AC) made the difficult decision to have cochlear implant surgery. The surgery was a success and she has come back stronger, hoping to achieve some big goals in 2024. We caught up with her at Loughborough International to discuss her journey.
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England Athletics encourages all clubs and member bodies to vote at General Meeting

Last week, a formal notice of a General Meeting for 10 June, 2024, was issued to Clubs, with this reminder issued today.
Hannah Kelly and Lee Thompson at Loughborough International

Keeping up with the Captains – Lee Thompson and Hannah Kelly

At Loughborough International, we were lucky to catch up with relay superstars and England team captains Lee Thompson (Sheffield & Dearne, John Henson) and Hannah Kelly (Bolton, Les Hall) to see what being named captain meant to them and their big goals for the season.
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Mile Shy Club: No one gets left behind

The Mile Shy Club, based in Manchester, are a beginner focused RunTogether group aiming to get people running for the first time. We recently caught up with Founder and CEO Jane Dennison to discuss how the group creates an inclusive running environment and their impact on the community.
Cameron Corbishley at La Coruna race walk.

English Race Walkers take on the World Athletics Race Walking Tour

A small team of four athletes travelled to La Coruna in Spain to compete at the World Athletics Race Walking Tour. It was all to play for as the senior athletes were chasing European and Olympic Qualification times, hoping to take advantage of the famously fast course in the north west of Spain. The weather was favourable, damp and cool, offering excellent racing conditions whilst the UK basked in the summer sunshine.
Selected Olympic Marathon athletes

England marathon athletes among first selected for Paris 2024

We are delighted to announce the first athletes selected for the Paris 2024 athletics team are six English marathon runners. All six are set to compete at their first Olympic Games this summer. In the women’s race, two athletes will compete having qualified with the identical time of 2:22:17 - Charlotte Purdue and Calli Haugher-Thackery. The third female athlete selected is Rose Harvey. For the men, joining Phil Sesemann will be fellow Leeds teammate Emile Cairess and Mahamed Mahamed.
General view of Night of the 10,000 PBs

All eyes on North London for the Night of the 10,000m PBs and Olympic trial

Ask any endurance fan about the Night of the 10,000m PBs and their eyes will light up with memories, excitement, or intrigue. We were lucky enough to attend the 2024 edition last weekend at the newly refurbished home of Highgate Harriers to watch as athletes not only fought for spots on Olympic, European and World Junior teams, but also to improve their own personal bests.
Madeira masters team

"You’re never too old to challenge yourself" - Masters action at the European Off-Road Championships

The European Masters Off-Road Championships in Madeira in early May saw a small but successful British team pick up plenty of medals over three action-packed days. Athletes faced either an up and down 9km race, a vertical kilometre, or a tough 32km in the mountains the island is so well known for. Or all three for a hardy few!
Loughborough International 2024 men's 4x400m team

England triumph at Loughborough International

The sun wasn’t the only thing shining as our England stars retained the team title at Loughborough International on Sunday.
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Podcast Heritage Special: the making of Chariots of Fire

The latest England Athletics podcast is the first of a special heritage-focused series all about the making of the film Chariots of Fire. Renowned former national coach Tom McNab, who previously conducted a series of interviews for our Coaching Voices series - is back in time to mark the centenary of the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.