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Athlete Q&A Rio Mitcham and Amy Thompson

Be inspired by athletes at the top of the sport!

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Our year in pictures

As the new year edges ever closer, it’s time to pause and take a look back at some of the fantastic athletics and running moments of the last twelve months. Take a look at our 2023 photo album!
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Athletics and running achievements in 2023

2023 has been another highly successful year of athletics achievements. We have seen athletes and runners receive awards and be placed in podium positions at international sporting events. We have shared progress against the England Athletics Strategic Plan and once again our Regional Volunteer Awards highlighted the huge contributions volunteer individuals and teams make to the success and enjoyment of our sport. 
Hannah Cockroft and Katarina Johnson-Thompson at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Hannah Cockroft wins Disability Sportswoman of the Year

Hannah Cockroft and Katarina Johnson-Thompson have followed in the footsteps of previous Sportswoman of the Year award winners such as Dame Kelly Holmes, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Dame Denise Lewis, Eilish McColgan, Christine Ohuruogu MBE and Paula Radcliffe MBE. The 2023 Sportswomen of the Year Awards took place on 2 November
Javelin training at Talent Day in Loughborough

Junior Talent Pathway, Senior Pathway and Para Academy Cohort announcement

England Athletics is delighted to announce the athletes who have been selected for the Junior Talent Pathway, Senior Pathway and Para Academy for the coming year.
Athletes competing at the U23 and U20 Championships in Bedford

The 2024 fixtures calendar

We are delighted to announce that the 2024 fixtures calendar has now been published following a consultation on 16 September. 
Hayley Hemmings and Matt Kendrick

Introducing new National Talent Managers, Hayley Hemmings and Matt Kendrick

Ahead of the winter months and welcoming the new cohort of talent pathway athletes, we caught up with two new members of the England Athletics talent team: Hayley Hemmings, (National Endurance Manager) and Matt Kendrick (Para Athletics Manager). The pair told us about their journey into the sport and what they are looking forward to in the next 12 months.
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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.
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Charlotte Fisher's coaching journey

“Just give it a go! Learn as much as you can, but don’t be afraid to make mistakes”: Charlotte Fisher speaks to England Athletics about her successful coaching journey spanning 30 years. Hooked on athletics as a child, Charlotte Fisher has seen her love for the sport blossom into a successful coaching career spanning more than three decades.For her, coaching was a natural extension of being a promising athlete who competed at club and university level.
Birmingham 2 August 2022. Hannah Cockroft (England) wins the women's T33/34 100m. Photo by Mark Shearman

Prioritising sustainability as an elite athlete - hear from sustainability athlete ambassador, Hannah Cockroft

We recently caught up with elite athlete sustainability ambassador Hannah Cockroft OBE to find out more about her journey on becoming more sustainable and some of the challenges she faces.