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Championship season is just around the corner

The wait is finally over! After a long and rainy winter period, spring is now upon us, and the outdoor track and field season is here at last. The endurance athletes have run the miles, the sprinters perfected their starts, wheelchair racers trained hard, the jumpers practiced their run-ups and the throwers their release.  All in the hope that when the summer season comes, PBs, medals and new records will be on the agenda.

When it comes to high-performing athletes, we know that the one percents make all the difference. And that is why we have chosen to do things a little differently at the England Athletics Championships this summer. To give athletes that competitive edge when they come to compete. So, what have we changed?

The new format

This year, the England Athletics Championships have been condensed. The outdoor championships will take place across two weekends (with the exception of the U15 & U17 Combined Events) with both weekends including a Friday afternoon session, in addition to full days on Saturday and Sunday. Both Championships will remain integrated and Para events will be included.

This change has been made based on feedback from athletes and careful analysis of the Championship programme. Furthermore, condensing the Championships helps free up a couple of weekends within the busy summer calendar so our dedicated team of officials and volunteers who help deliver our Championships can support other events, or simply have a break! We are really excited about this new format as we believe it will enhance the experience of athletes and runners and give them an extra one percent as they look to compete at our championships in the summer.

The dates and venues

We are delighted to announce the following dates and venues for the England Athletics Championships that will be taking place in July and August:

19-21 July – Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

  • U20 and Senior Open Track and Field Championships (incorporating U23)
  • Senior Para Championships (standards apply)
  • CAU Championships

26-28 July – Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

  • U15 and U17 Open Track and Field Championships
  • U20 and Senior Combined Events Championships – Incorporating the UK CE Championships
  • Junior Para Championships (11-18)

17-18 August – Thames Valley Athletic Centre, Eton.

  • U15 and U17 Open Combined Events Championships

In an effort to provide Home County representative opportunities for the highest performing athletes and runners across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the following events will also be taking place this summer:

17 August – Thames Valley Athletic Centre, Eton.

  • U20 International

24 August – Manchester Regional Arena, Manchester

  • Senior International

We are also re-introducing the England National Relay Championships with Birchfield Harriers hosting this event at the Alexander Stadium, offering an opportunity for club teams to chase National titles in U17, U20 and Senior male and female 4x100m and 4x400m events, as well as mixed teams in the 4x400m event.

25 August – Alexander Stadium, Birmingham

  • National Relay Championships

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We look forward to welcoming you to our outdoor track and field championships and international events this summer.