We are delighted to announce the England team for the Manchester International on Wednesday 16 August. The team includes many athletes who secured their places on the team with the performances at the England Athletics Senior Championships.
The team mixes some up and coming talent with experienced athletes, it includes World Championships silver medallist Hannah England, rising star of high jumping Tom Gale, World Championships 4 x 400m medallist Margaret Adeoye and Chris Snook who won the national 3K walk title aged just 17.
The Manchester International will take place at Manchester Regional Arena (formerly known as SportCity). It sees the England Athletics team taking on Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland & Ulster, a GB & NI Under 20 team, Denmark and a combined British Athletics League/ UK Women’ League team.
Team manager Sarah Friday said, “It is a great honour for any athlete to win a national title and we are delighted that many of those who won at Bedford are having this opportunity to represent their country in front of a home crowd. It has been great to hear from athletes about how much they are looking forward to competing for England and making a mark in this competition.
“The team has a number of athletes who have already enjoyed success at the very highest level and we are very excited to be giving a number of athletes an early opportunity to compete for England at Senior level for the first time.
“For a few of the athletes who are based in the Manchester area I am sure there will be some particularly vocal local support but we saw last year how much the crowd enjoyed the international athletics at Manchester Regional Arena and got behind all the competitors. We know the other teams will also be fielding strong teams so there will be good competition across the programme.”
Tickets for the event, which forms a key part of the preparations for the home nations ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games are now available at cost £5 for adults, while entry is free for under 16s.
Olympic 4x100m relay champions Darren Campbell, Jason Gardener, Marlon Devonish and Mark Lewis Francis are also set to unite for a special sprint relay race at this summer’s Manchester International athletics meeting to raise funds for the 'We Love Manchester Emergency Fund'. The squad memorably took the gold medal at the Athens games 13 years ago, edging out a strong USA team anchored by Maurice Greene, and capturing the hearts of the nation in the process.
For more updates and information on the Manchester International including how the Olympic 4 x 100m relay champions will be returning to the track please see www.englandathletics.org/manchester-international.
100m: Andy Robertson (Club: Sale Harriers Manchester, Coach: Sam Robertson)
200m: Chris Stone (Club: Bristol & West, Coach: Connell MacQuisten)
400m: Ben Snaith (Club: Enfield & Haringey, Coach: Mick Graham)
800m: James McMurray (Club: St Albans AC, Coach: Deborah Steer/George Gandy)
Mile: Jonathan Davies (Club: Reading AC, Coach: Luke Gunn)
3000m: Alex Teuten (Club: Southampton, Coach: Roderick Lock)
3000m Steeplechase: Douglas Musson (Club: Notts AC, Coach: Luke Gunn)
3k Walk: Chris Snook (Club: Aldershot, Farnham & District, Coach: Verity Snook)
110 Hurdles: James Weaver (Club: Enfield & Haringey, Coach: Laura Turner-Alleyne)
400m Hurdles: James Forman (Club: Southampton, Coach: Andy Forman)
High Jump: Tom Gale (Club: Team Bath, Coach: Denis Doyle)
Long Jump: Jack Roach (Club: Middlesbrough (Mandale), Coach: Jacqui Pringle)
Triple Jump: Nathan Douglas (Club: Oxford City, Coach: Aston Moore)
Pole Vault: Charlie Myers (Club: Middlesbrough (Mandale), Coach: Chris Boundy)
Shot: Scott Lincoln (Club: City of York, Coach: Paul Wilson)
Discus: Alan Toward (Club: Sheffield & Dearne, Coach: Nick Ridgeon)
Hammer: Callum Brown (Club: City of Norwich, Coach: Lorraine Brown)
Javelin: Jo Dunderdale (Club: Sheffield & Dearne, Coach: self)
Relays - TBA
100m: Diani Walker (Club: Birchfield H, Coach: Lloyd Cowan/Clarence Callender)
400m: Margaret Adeoye (Club: Enfield & Haringey, Coach: Linford Christie)
800m: Hannah England (Club: Oxford City, Coach: Bud Baldaro)
Mile: Jacqueline Fairchild (Club: Preston, Coach: Helen Clitheroe)
3000m: Verity Ockenden (Club: Swansea, Coach: Tony Houchin)
3000m Steeplechase: Iona Lake (Club: City of Norwich, Coach: Pauline Ash)
3k walk: Erica Kelly (Club: Northern (Isle of Man), Coach: Steve Partington)
100m Hurdles: TBC
400m Hurdles: Nisha Desai (Club: Trafford, Coach: Vina Desai/James Elliott)
High Jump: Emily Borthwick (Club: Wigan & District, Coach: Fuzz Cann)
Long Jump: Katie Stainton (Club: Birchfield H, Coach: Kelly Sotherton)
Triple Jump: Angela Barrett (Club: Thames Valley, Coach: Frank Attoh)
Pole Vault: Jade Ive (Club: Sutton & District, Coach; Alan Williams)
Shot: Amelia Strickler (Club: Notts, Coach: Paul Wilson)
Discus: Amy Holder (Club: Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow, Coach: Neville Thompson)
Hammer: Sarah Holt (Club: Sale Harriers Manchester, Coach: John Pearson)
Javelin: Laura Whittingham (Club: Sale Harriers Manchester, Coach: Mike McNeill)
Relays - TBA
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- Click here for the Scottish Athletics team
- Click here for the Athletics Northern Ireland team
- Click here for the GB Junior team
- Click here for the BAL UKWL team
- Click here for the Danish team
- Click here for Team 8 (select)
- Click here to find out more about the Manchester International