Calli Thackery training at Leeds Talent Hub

England Athletics Talent Hubs supporting athletes on the international stage

The summer season has well and truly started as all eyes have been on the Para Worlds in Kobe and the European Championships in Rome. The British contingent have made some very impressive statements at this early point in the season, with much more excitement still to come over the summer as they battle for spots on the Olympic and Paralympic squads. Making the world stage is without doubt an incredible achievement, and we love to support the English athletes as they run, jump, throw and push against the very best in their field. However, we are also passionate about celebrating those behind the scenes; the clubs, personal coaches, support teams, and ourselves as the membership and development body who have all contributed to their journey to success.
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National School Sports Week: Helping children get 60 minutes of activity everyday

Let’s come together to celebrate National School Sports Week this week! It’s important for children to engage in 60 minutes a day of PE, sport and play to set them up for a happy and healthy future. Together we can make this happen, read how you can make a difference.
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UKA Member vacancy – Vice President  

Nominations are invited for Vice President from affiliated clubs, senior coaches and senior officials, with a closing date of 16 August 2024 at 5pm. A notice of the vacancy will also be sent via email to those eligible to nominate. 
General view of Night of the 10,000 PBs

Podcast #63: Behind the scenes of Highgate's Night of 10,000m PBs

The latest episode of the England Athletics Podcast is a behind the scenes focus on Highgate Harriers’ Night of the 10,000m PBs. And international hammer thrower Charlotte Payne speaks to the podcast after representing England at the Loughborough International and discusses her return to athletics after she started using a cochlear implant.
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Teachers’ Run Club: A community supporting teachers to get moving

Teachers’ Run Club (TRC) is a place for educators to share their love of running with a supportive virtual community. Educators can gain motivation from the community or share their successes to help motivate others. We caught up with founder Dan Chaplen to find out more about the community, benefits, and ambitions for the future.
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Age group action at the Masters International Half Marathon in Manchester

The annual England v Wales International Half Marathon fixture took place on Sunday 26th May as part of the well-established AJ Bell Great Manchester Run event. For hundreds of athletes aged between 35 and their early 80s, the 13.1 miles represented the opportunity to pull on their respective home nation white or red vest, having earned the right to qualify at one of the six qualification races.
Junior women mountain runners

Team announced for Mountain Running International Youth Cup

A strong team have been selected to represent England at the 17th Annual International Youth Cup; being held in Palencia Spain - with the anticipation of podium performances. The race is over 5km with 220m of climb and descent on good trail surface, so should suit the athletes selected.
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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.
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.