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ECCA English National Cross Country Championships postponed

Our partners at the English Cross Country Association (ECCA) have taken the difficult decision postpone tomorrow's planned National Cross Country Championships at Weston Park in Shropshire.
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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. 
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The winner of our LiRF prize draw is looking forward to putting their learning into practice

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. 
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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.
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England Athletics to host Age Group webinars

Following UK Athletics’ decision to approve proposals made by the Home Countries Athletics Federations (HCAFs) to amend age groups, England Athletics is pleased to confirm the next step in the process to implement these changes. We will be hosting a series of three webinars, focusing on the topics on which we have received feedback from athletes, parents and other stakeholders since the decision was announced.
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England shine at Lotto Cross Cup in Belgium 

The final round of the EnergyVision CrossCup in Diest provided the perfect conclusion to the series of European cross country events. On an unseasonably mild day in Belgium, fifteen athletes across both the junior and senior aged groups toed the line flying the flag for England. 
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Ian Mahoney: 1970-2024

England Athletics is sad to hear of the passing on 6 January 2024 of Newham & Essex Beagles Life Member Ian Mahoney after a deterioration in his long term disability at the age of 53.
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Birmingham running clubs collaborating to improve athlete experience

Last year, Chris Hollinshead attended some COBS Tuesday night coaching sessions held at the Aston University campus, which were structured as alternating blocks of speed and hills. As Chris is an England Athletics coach based in the West Midlands and coach of the Aston Gazelles Running Club at the university, these visits were greatly beneficial for COBS.
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England Athletics select strong team of 8 athletes to compete at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k

We are pleased to announce a team of eight athletes selected to represent England at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km race taking place on 24 March.