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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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England road running team battle the elements in Armagh

Last Thursday saw England compete in an exciting team race in Armagh, battling cold, wet conditions and strong international competition.
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Training update from our Manchester Marathon 2024 competition winners

We caught up with the winners of our Manchester Marathon 2024 competition to see how their training is going. Both Stephen and Eleanor have had a good start to training, despite the challenges of preparing for this event through the winter.
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Samantha Harrison’s running journey: from beginner to chasing the Olympic dream

Crossing the 2023 TCS London Marathon finish line as first female Brit in a time of 2:25:59 is no mean feat, and for Samantha Harrison (Charnwood, Vince Wilson) she is still only in the infancy of her running career. From representing Team England at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games to winning a team medal on the international stage at the World Half Marathon Championships, Harrison certainly has an impressive CV, but where did it all start? We recently caught up with Sam at the National Running Show to gain a little insight into her running journey so far.

Gemma Steel: from local leagues to European cross country champion

Gemma is a multiple gold medallist at the European Cross Country Championships but also enjoys road running, especially the Great Run series. She'll tackle anything from 5k to half marathon and has been an active competitive athlete for over 15 years. Gemma was one of the four panellists at the National Running Show Q&A session. Read a summary of her interview.
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Strong team of eight set to compete in Armagh

A strong team of eight athletes is set to compete for England Athletics at the Armagh International Road Races on 8 February. A race with huge pedigree, the Armagh International attracts one of the strongest road running fields in Europe every February. The selected England team will go head-to-head with international teams from the other home nations and Ireland as well as some of the leading domestic clubs.
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Vinay Joshi: providing opportunities for everyone to be part of our Running Family

Vinay Joshi was part of our Running Family Q&A panel at the National Running Show last weekend. He discussed his running journey, the importance of group running and what success looks like as a social running coach.
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England Athletics’ Running Family came together en masse at the 2024 National Running Show

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Where can I find competitions?

If you are a competition organiser who needs to plot in your outdoor track and field events, an exisiting national fixtures list is essential. And for both athletes and their coaches, planning the competitive year ahead is vital when preparing a training schedule.
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Athletes impress at the Valencia 10k

Known for producing lightning fast times, the 10k Valencia Ibercaja attracts some of the best road runners in the world.  With the men’s race being won by Jacob Kiplimo in a time of 26:48 and the women’s by Agnes Jebet Ngetich in 28:46, a new World Record, there can be no doubt that this year was certainly no exception.