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Podcast #59: Abi Pawlett, Georgia Bell and the Nielsen twins

In the latest England Athletics Podcast, multi-eventer Abi Pawlett discusses a whirlwind few weeks which have seen her make the British squad for the World Athletics Indoor Championships. This episode also catches up with 1500m runner Georgia Bell, who won the UK title to make the World Indoors team, despite leaving the sport in 2017 and going five years without a race on the track. Other UK indoor champions Laviai and Lina Nielsen, Owen Heard, Thomas Hewes and Kevin Santos also feature in the podcast.
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Cleobury Mortimer Running Club: providing running opportunities for those seeking asylum

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England Athletics nominated for the Going Green Award!

We are pleased to announce that England Athletics has been nominated for the Going Green Award at the upcoming Community Sport and Recreation Awards held in Leeds on 8 March. Having published our Sustainability Strategy at the end of 2022, we have since focused on developing the foundations to help us best implement the strategy. We know we are still in the early stages of delivering our mission, but we are really pleased to have been shortlisted for the award.
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ECCA English National Cross Country Championships postponed

Our partners at the English Cross Country Association (ECCA) have taken the difficult decision postpone tomorrow's planned National Cross Country Championships at Weston Park in Shropshire.

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 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. 
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Birmingham running clubs collaborating to improve athlete experience

Last year, Chris Hollinshead attended some COBS Tuesday night coaching sessions held at the Aston University campus, which were structured as alternating blocks of speed and hills. As Chris is an England Athletics coach based in the West Midlands and coach of the Aston Gazelles Running Club at the university, these visits were greatly beneficial for COBS.
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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!