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Ribbon cutting at Scarborough track opening

1500m legend Steve Cram opens new track facility in Scarborough

September saw the opening of the brand-new athletics facility in Scarborough. The residents of this Yorkshire coastal town were previously needing to travel over one hour to the closest tracks in Middlesbrough or York, making this development crucial to the local community. Supported by Scarborough College and Broadband Properties, the Bramcote Athletics Track was officially opened by none other than athletics legend, Steve Cram.
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Blog: Gary Shaughnessy, Chair, England Athletics

As the Chair of the England Athletics Board, I wanted to share my perspective on the how the organisation is working to support the sport and all those in it, in our mission to inspire athletes of all backgrounds and abilities to reach their full potential and build a lifelong love for the sport.
Oderzo U20 team

Bronze for England team at European U20 road race

Strong running and good depth took England to the bronze medal at the Trofeo Opitergium for the combined team competition in a highly competitive event in Oderzo, Italy. Both races were run in sweltering 27 degree sunshine. The athletes demonstrated great professionalism to cope well with the temperature and maximised use of ice packs and shade to keep themselves cool prior to the start. 
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Vote for our athletics stars featured in the Sporting Equals Awards shortlists!

The Sporting Equals Awards is a celebration of the achievements and contributions of ethnically diverse sports people in our communities. Following the period of nominations, we are really pleased to share that 5 stars from our sport have been shortlisted across the 7 categories. Athletics is the most well represented sport in the shortlist and now we are looking to the athletics family to show their support and vote for our athletes and coach.
Will Longden

England retain overall Edinburgh Cup at mountain running championships

The Scottish Borders’  town of Peebles and the Cademuir Hill provided the wonderful backdrop to this year’s Junior Home International on 10 September, which also incorporated the British and Irish Mountain Running Championships.   
Peter Matthews with Kath Merry at 2018 Hall of Fame.

Peter Matthews: 1945-2023

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of world-renowned athletics statistician, author, and broadcaster Peter Matthews.
Blackheath YDL Upper winners 2023

YDL: an enthralling weekend of track and field

The Manchester Regional Arena was the backdrop for an enthralling weekend of track and field featuring some of the country’s younger club athletes. And it was Blackheath who retained their titles in both the upper and lower age-group competitions with a points score of 819 and 662, respectively.

Jon Mason: 1975-2023

England Athletics and the worldwide athletics community are shocked and saddened to report the untimely death of Jon Mason, one of Britain’s top technical officials at the age of 48.
Young athletes racing on a track. Credit Aleksandra Szmigiel.

Age group change consultation: webinars announced

As part of a UK-wide consultation with the sport on the proposed introduction of new age groups from April 2024., Welsh Athletics and England Athletics are hosting a series of webinars where we will share more detail of the research, rationale and options for implementation.
Girls running for YDL

Youth Development League (YDL) National Finals 2023

The Manchester Regional Arena will provide the backdrop for this weekend’s Youth Development League (YDL) National Finals 2023. Clubs from across the country will be competing in two age groups, lower or upper, on Saturday and Sunday.