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Celebrating the support of the Talent Hubs  

Have you heard of the England Athletics Talent Hubs? This Christmas we’re celebrating the fantastic work of the England Athletics family, and today we’re taking a deeper dive into the world of performance athletics and running. Whether you have never heard of the Talent Hubs or want to learn more about how you can benefit from their services, we’re here to explain it all! 
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English officials selected for the 2024 World Indoor Athletics Championships in Glasgow

We are proud to announce and congratulate many of our highly skilled technical officials who have been selected for the 2024 World Indoor Athletics Championships being held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.
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Did you know that track relays have changed quite a lot over the years?

Batons were first used in athletics relays in 1893 but exchange zones, where athletes hand over the baton between legs, were not introduced until 1926.

Season’s Greetings from England Athletics

As the weather starts to change and another year draws to a close, attention turns to the festive season.  Christmas is the perfect opportunity to look back on another year and reflect with those you hold most dear.  And that is exactly what we hope to do this Christmas with our England Athletics family.  See just a few of the highlights from across our sport in our CHRISTMAS acrostic.  Throughout the month of December, we will be releasing a series of written articles and videos.  Take a look at all that we have achieved as a sport over the past 12 months.
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The Commonwealth Youth Games

What better way to start the festive season than to look back on an event that brought nothing but cheer? The 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games which were held on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, the first ever Games to be held in South America, certainly brought that festival feel. With an Opening Ceremony full of colour, energy and carnival vibes, the first night set the tone for a brilliant few days of competition.
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Podcast #56: Hurdles, the civil service and football team talks with Chris McAlister

In the latest episode, World 400m hurdles semi-finalist Chris McAlister joins the England Athletics Podcast, and England Athletics CEO Chris Jones looks back on a successful year and talks about 2024 plans.
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England Athletics supporting Newquay and Par Athletics Open Day

Newquay and Par AC have been working with England Athletics towards achieving the club standards, so the club has good governance and duty of care. Building upon these standards, the club wanted to become a greater club by providing a vibrant environment of their athletes. The collaboration created a project plan to make this a reality.
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CEO Chris Jones returns to HAWCS Athletics Club

Celebrating their tenth birthday this year, HAWCS Athletics Club have gone from strength to strength throughout the last decade. Based in Ware, Hertfordshire, the club caters for athletes of all abilities from age 10 to masters.
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2024 Manchester Marathon prize draw winners announced!

We are pleased to announce the two registered athletes who were selected at random to represent Team Mind at the 2024 Adidas Manchester Marathon… Congratulations to Stephen Ball from West Cheshire AC and Eleanor Rollett from Dorchester RIOT! The pair won their spots in the Manchester Marathon as part of the #RunAndTalk competition held last month during #RunAndTalk Week.
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Jean Jackson: An Inspiring Official helping others to follow in her footsteps  

Over the last month at our Regional Awards we have been celebrating the wonderful volunteers that help make athletics and running so special. One of the awards celebrated was the Inspiring Official award which provided an opportunity to thank the licensed officials who are championing excellence across the regions.  At the Yorkshire and Humberside awards we chatted to Jean Jackson, recipient of the Inspiring Official award, about how she got into officiating and the impact she has had on many officials in the region.