Thomas Gostelow with family at 2023 AJ Bell Great North Run

Toeing the line with sporting heroes

The Great North Run has been attracting some of the world’s best road runners for years.  It seemed very fitting, therefore, that Sir Mo Farah chose this venue to be his final competitive race.  But as Farah’s running journey came to an end, for others it was just the beginning.  Thomas Gostelow (James Thie, North Somerset AC) also tackled the 13.1 miles and lined up in the elite field for the first time.  We caught up with Thomas to learn more about his story: how he first got involved in the sport, what it was like to compete in the Great North Run and how it felt to line up next to Sir Mo Farah.
Mo Farah doing the mobot at the 2023 AJ Bell Great North Run

A mo-mentous occasion - The 2023 AJ Bell Great North Run

As is often the case, it was Sir Mo Farah who made all the headlines at yesterday’s AJ Bell Great North Run although this time it was for a different reason. After an incredible career, Farah called time on life as a professional athlete, choosing the Great North Run to be his final competitive race.  After the event, we spoke to him to get his thoughts on the last race of his career.
AJ Bell Great North Run branding on bridge

Sunshine and smiles on Super Saturday

The AJ Bell Great North Junior and Mini Run was a celebration of sport in its purest form.  The next generation of athletes took part in either a 4km or a 1.2km run around the quayside of Newcastle, a spectacular backdrop for a brilliant day of action. 
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Officials service achievement recognition scheme launched

England Athletics is proud to launch its ‘officials service achievement recognition scheme’ which celebrates the incredible talent, dedication, and hard work of this amazing volunteer community.
Phoebe Gill U15/U17 champs 2023. Photo by Mark Shearman

Holmes’ legacy inspires Commonwealth Youth Games athlete

Double Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion Dame Kelly Holmes is an inspiration to one young athlete hoping to prove this summer that she also has what it takes to win on an international stage.
Sam Bennett and Jack Sumners with medals from the Commonwealth Youth Games 2017

Commonwealth Youth Games – a history

With the Commonwealth Youth Games fast approaching, excitement is building in the Team England Camp!  After weeks, months and years of hard work, the team are busy putting together the finishing touches for August and the athletes are working with their coaches to find those extra one percents. 
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Coach's pride after para-athlete nominated for 2023 Commonwealth Youth Games

The coach of para-athlete Rosie Porter has spoken of her immense pride following her nomination for Team England at the 2023 Commonwealth Games in Trinidad and Tobago.