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Rio Mitcham and Amy Thompson 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. 
Sprint start

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.
Ethan Glyde under 20 men High jump

Succession planning is in great shape: Age Group champs day 2

Athletes barely had time to draw breath after the record-breaking opening day, before the action sparked into life on the Sunday of the age group champs. From the very first gun in the qualifying rounds of the 200m and first throw of the shot final – the two early morning events – one thing was clear; it would take something very special indeed to shine in Sheffield. Saturday’s action had included a British record along with an English record, and not to be outdone, Sunday went even better and produced two national best performances, this time in the 200 and 60H, along with two seconds on the all-time list, in the triple jump and 800, along with the third furthest ever, also in the triple jump. The future is in safe hands.
Divine Ihemi under 15 boys 60m

Power and plenty of glory: Age Group champs day 1

The opening day of the hugely popular England U20, U17 and U15 Indoor Championships which boasts well over 1000 entries, is always all about explosive power, with the 60m more often than not topping the bill. And while there were plenty of stunning performances to keep the large crowd more than impressed such as the Championships Best Performance in the U15 boys triple jump and an English record in the U15 boys high jump, it was indeed the short sprints that provided nail biting, showcase-worthy excitement, not to mention a British age group best.
100m sprint

Preview: indoor Age Group champs

At the second England Athletics championships of the season, it’s the turn of the under-20s, under-17s and under-15s to shine. Several previous champions and medallists from last year’s Commonwealth Youth Games and European Junior Championships will be in action at the EIS in Sheffield this weekend.
2024 Gent Team

International senior debuts at IFAM Gent Indoors

Last weekend a team of thirteen athletes travelled to Belgium to compete at the IFAM Gent Indoor Meeting. For eleven of these athletes, it was their senior international debut and an excellent opportunity to kickstart their indoor season.

Pawlett shines at the World Athletics Indoor Tour in Tallinn 

A small team of three athletes travelled to Tallinn, Estonia to take part in the World Athletics Indoor Tour silver level meeting.   Sam Talbot (Sheffield and Dearne, John Lane), Abigail Pawlett (Trafford/Loughborough Students, Ashley Bryant) and Jordanna Morrish (Rafer Joseph, Basingstoke and Mid Hants) were flying the flag for England against some of Europe’s best up and coming combined-eventers.
Vaxjo team 2024

Success for the English throwing squad at the Växjö indoor throws competition

England returned to the Indoor Throwing competition at Växjö, Sweden this year after a successful inaugural trip last year. A junior team of under-20 and under-18 shot, discus and javelin athletes – all of whom were keen to use the opportunity to prepare for the outdoor season – made the journey to Sweden. With over 100 athletes entered this year, it was a busy day of competition for our athletes.
hammer and javelin masterclass group

Talent pathway throws athletes learning from coaches across the continent 

Last weekend athletes and coaches from across the Talent Pathway were invited to Loughborough University to attend hammer and javelin masterclasses with coaches and husband and wife team, Nicola Vizzoni and Claudia Coslowich.