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CEO Blog: March 2024

1 April signals the beginning of a new operational year for England Athletics, and with clubs reaffiliating and athletes registering ahead of a busy 12 months, our CEO, Chris Jones, has given his thoughts on the current state of play within the sport in this country, and the organisation’s priorities over the next year.
Sarah Webster winning ACP 100k

England teams take gold and silver as the European Record falls at the ACP 100k

England's Sarah Webster (Northern IOM) set a sensational European 100k record as England's women claimed the top 4 spots at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k (ACP) in Perth, Scotland.
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School Games selection policies now online

Since 2006, the School Games National Finals have provided the perfect opportunity for young athletes to experience a mini-Olympics / Paralympics, spectate other sporting events, stay in fantastic team accommodation and compete as part of a wider team. If you are an U17 athlete (Para U20) and would like to be considered for one of the 2024 School Games National Finals All-Star Teams,please read the selection policy. We will also be delivering two webinars to inform athletes, parents, and coach more about the 2024 School Games National Final
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2024-2025 club affiliation opens 2 April

The window for clubs and member bodies to reaffiliate with England Athletics will open on 2 April, with a host of benefits again on offer throughout 2024/2025.
Runners at ACP100k 2023

Meet the England ultra runners – Anglo Celtic Plate 100k preview

This weekend a team of eight athletes will be representing England at the Anglo-Celtic Plate 100km (ACP) race in Perth, Scotland. We caught up with some members of the England team to get to know them and find out what they love most about training and competing in ultra events.
Podium 5k runners

England stars shine at the Sportsshoes.com Podium Festival and England 5k Championships

It was a wet and windy day at the Podium Festival in Leicester on Saturday as many athletes opened their road season in pursuit of lightning quick 5k times. Let’s see how the athletes got on.
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Notice of ECCA Annual Open Meeting

The 17th English Cross Country Association Annual Open meeting will be held on Thursday 9 May 2024, at the Leonardo Hotel (formerly known as the Jury’s Inn, Nottingham), Waterfront Plaza Station St, Nottingham NG2 3BJ.  All Clubs affiliated to England Athletics for cross country running are eligible to attend and vote. The meeting will start at 11am.
National 2023 Volunteer Award winners

England Athletics celebrates National Volunteer Award winners

Saturday evening saw England Athletics celebrate the winners of the 2023 National Volunteer Awards. It has been an important feature of England Athletics activity for over a decade and is the the culmination of our volunteer award programme as we recognise our national winners every 12 months after successes have been celebrated at Regional Award evenings.
Cardiff 5k men start

All eyes on the Podium 5k and England 5k champs!

In the world of super shoes and electronic pace lights, Podium 5ks owe their success to a less fashionable concept – tradition! But occasionally the old ways really are the best and can provide all the expertise and inspiration needed for what has proved to be a massively successful race series. ‘Put the athlete first’ is the Podium 5k’s philosophy. And that’s exactly what the SportsShoes.com Podium Festival on March 16th in Leicester will be all about when it hosts this year’s England senior and U20 5k Champs.
Blurred legs running past England Athletics banner

Age Group changes: regional open forums

As part of the Home Country Athletics Federations’ (HCAF) work to address the level of engagement and drop-off rates among young track and field athletes, England Athletics is pleased to confirm a series of forums at which members and the wider community will be invited to have their say, discuss how the age group changes will be implemented, and to consider the wider issue of retention of athletes in the sport.