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Rio Mitcham and Amy Williams at Athlete Panel

Rio Mitcham: making big steps on the world stage and transforming the music scene

Making it onto the World Championships podium in only his third year as a 400m runner is no mean feat but Birchfield Harrier, Rio Mitcham, has taken it all in his stride. We recently caught up with Rio at our England Age Group Indoor Championships where he took part in an athlete Q&A with UK number one F41 shot putter, Amy Thompson. 

English athlete action at the British champs

It was a busy weekend in Birmingham at the UK Athletics Indoor Championships! Two days of an action-packed schedule saw new British champions crowned, and spots secured on the GB and NI team for the World Indoors in Glasgow later this month. Let’s see how the English athletes got on. 
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Regional Speed Development Weekend 2024

England Athletics is working with the Birmingham Talent Hub to deliver our first annual Regional Speed Development Weekend which will take place on 23-24 March 2024 at the Alexander Stadium. This 2-day workshop is aimed at development coaches and athletes aged 13+ (pre-Youth Talent Programme) and will be a combination of practical workshops, theoretical classes and opportunities for athletes to take part in YTP training sessions.
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England Athletics to host Age Group webinars

Following UK Athletics’ decision to approve proposals made by the Home Countries Athletics Federations (HCAFs) to amend age groups, England Athletics is pleased to confirm the next step in the process to implement these changes. We will be hosting a series of three webinars, focusing on the topics on which we have received feedback from athletes, parents and other stakeholders since the decision was announced.
Junior men's podium at Diest XC

England shine at Lotto Cross Cup in Belgium 

The final round of the EnergyVision CrossCup in Diest provided the perfect conclusion to the series of European cross country events. On an unseasonably mild day in Belgium, fifteen athletes across both the junior and senior aged groups toed the line flying the flag for England. 
Ian Mahoney

Ian Mahoney: 1970-2024

England Athletics is sad to hear of the passing on 6 January 2024 of Newham & Essex Beagles Life Member Ian Mahoney after a deterioration in his long term disability at the age of 53.
Sarah Webster winner of Anglo Celtic Plate

England Athletics select strong team of 8 athletes to compete at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k

We are pleased to announce a team of eight athletes selected to represent England at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km race taking place on 24 March.
Mike Barnes with London Marathon medal

Marathon debut at aged 70 – Mike Barnes’ inspirational running story

Running has the power to change lives whether physically, mentally, or emotionally and for Mike Barnes from Lions Running Community in Chorley, having a running target and then joining in his local RunTogether group helped him through a really tough time. Channelling his energy into running, Mike has achieved some pretty incredible things including raising over £25,000 for charity!
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How England Athletics has helped Skelmersdale Running Club grow

Skelmersdale Running Club formed in Spring 2023, starting out with one small group and one session per week. The number of people attending club nights increased at a much faster rate than the club anticipated.
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Announcing our Athlete Panel

The Athlete Panel is an athlete representative panel which will provide feedback, advice and support England Athletics and the Board with key areas impacting domestic competition and participation in the sport. The Athlete Panel - currently 11 athletes - aims to represent ‘the voice’ of competitive athletes taking part in all disciplines and event groups at every level of competition. The panel members also work closely with the UKA Athletes’ Commission, who represent the voice of elite athletes competing at the highest level in sport.