Mo Farah doing the mobot at the 2023 AJ Bell Great North Run

A mo-mentous occasion - The 2023 AJ Bell Great North Run

As is often the case, it was Sir Mo Farah who made all the headlines at yesterday’s AJ Bell Great North Run although this time it was for a different reason. After an incredible career, Farah called time on life as a professional athlete, choosing the Great North Run to be his final competitive race.  After the event, we spoke to him to get his thoughts on the last race of his career.
Peter Matthews with Kath Merry at 2018 Hall of Fame.

Peter Matthews: 1945-2023

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of world-renowned athletics statistician, author, and broadcaster Peter Matthews.
AJ Bell Great North Run branding on bridge

Sunshine and smiles on Super Saturday

The AJ Bell Great North Junior and Mini Run was a celebration of sport in its purest form.  The next generation of athletes took part in either a 4km or a 1.2km run around the quayside of Newcastle, a spectacular backdrop for a brilliant day of action. 
Stur Half Marathon medals made from seeded card

Stur Half Marathon – the mission to create a sustainable event

Into its 33rd year, the Sturminster Newton Half Marathon in North Dorset is a friendly event organised by The Dorset Doddlers, a local running club who always put their runners first! We caught up with race Director, NAME, to find out more about the strides they are taking to become more sustainable and environmentally friendly.
Birmingham 2 August 2022. Hannah Cockroft (England) wins the women's T33/34 100m. Photo by Mark Shearman

Prioritising sustainability as an elite athlete - hear from sustainability athlete ambassador, Hannah Cockroft

We recently caught up with elite athlete sustainability ambassador Hannah Cockroft OBE to find out more about her journey on becoming more sustainable and some of the challenges she faces.
Festival of Sport staff

Giving athletics a go at the Norfolk Festival of Sport

In August, the picturesque Holkham Hall in Norfolk provided the perfect backdrop for the third edition of the Norfolk Festival of Sport at this venue
Blackheath YDL Upper winners 2023

YDL: an enthralling weekend of track and field

The Manchester Regional Arena was the backdrop for an enthralling weekend of track and field featuring some of the country’s younger club athletes. And it was Blackheath who retained their titles in both the upper and lower age-group competitions with a points score of 819 and 662, respectively.
Mo Farah at the Big Half 2023

English athletes dominate at The Big Half

English athletes dominated at The Big Half in London on Sunday with wins in both the men’s and women’s elite races and the men’s wheelchair. Calli Thackery, Jack Rowe, and David Weir emerged victorious whilst all six athletes in the men’s and women’s running races achieved the qualfication standard for the half-marathon at the World Road Running Championships in Latvia on 1 October.

Jon Mason: 1975-2023

England Athletics and the worldwide athletics community are shocked and saddened to report the untimely death of Jon Mason, one of Britain’s top technical officials at the age of 48.
Young athletes racing on a track. Credit Aleksandra Szmigiel.

Age group change consultation: webinars announced

As part of a UK-wide consultation with the sport on the proposed introduction of new age groups from April 2024., Welsh Athletics and England Athletics are hosting a series of webinars where we will share more detail of the research, rationale and options for implementation.