Mike Barnes with London Marathon medal

Marathon debut at aged 70 – Mike Barnes’ inspirational running story

Running has the power to change lives whether physically, mentally, or emotionally and for Mike Barnes from Lions Running Community in Chorley, having a running target and then joining in his local RunTogether group helped him through a really tough time. Channelling his energy into running, Mike has achieved some pretty incredible things including raising over £25,000 for charity!
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How England Athletics has helped Skelmersdale Running Club grow

Skelmersdale Running Club formed in Spring 2023, starting out with one small group and one session per week. The number of people attending club nights increased at a much faster rate than the club anticipated.
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England road running team battle the elements in Armagh

Last Thursday saw England compete in an exciting team race in Armagh, battling cold, wet conditions and strong international competition.
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Announcing our Athlete Panel

The Athlete Panel is an athlete representative panel which will provide feedback, advice and support England Athletics and the Board with key areas impacting domestic competition and participation in the sport. The Athlete Panel - currently 11 athletes - aims to represent ‘the voice’ of competitive athletes taking part in all disciplines and event groups at every level of competition. The panel members also work closely with the UKA Athletes’ Commission, who represent the voice of elite athletes competing at the highest level in sport.
Ethan Glyde under 20 men High jump

Succession planning is in great shape: Age Group champs day 2

Athletes barely had time to draw breath after the record-breaking opening day, before the action sparked into life on the Sunday of the age group champs. From the very first gun in the qualifying rounds of the 200m and first throw of the shot final – the two early morning events – one thing was clear; it would take something very special indeed to shine in Sheffield. Saturday’s action had included a British record along with an English record, and not to be outdone, Sunday went even better and produced two national best performances, this time in the 200 and 60H, along with two seconds on the all-time list, in the triple jump and 800, along with the third furthest ever, also in the triple jump. The future is in safe hands.
Divine Ihemi under 15 boys 60m

Power and plenty of glory: Age Group champs day 1

The opening day of the hugely popular England U20, U17 and U15 Indoor Championships which boasts well over 1000 entries, is always all about explosive power, with the 60m more often than not topping the bill. And while there were plenty of stunning performances to keep the large crowd more than impressed such as the Championships Best Performance in the U15 boys triple jump and an English record in the U15 boys high jump, it was indeed the short sprints that provided nail biting, showcase-worthy excitement, not to mention a British age group best.
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Preview: indoor Age Group champs

At the second England Athletics championships of the season, it’s the turn of the under-20s, under-17s and under-15s to shine. Several previous champions and medallists from last year’s Commonwealth Youth Games and European Junior Championships will be in action at the EIS in Sheffield this weekend.
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International senior debuts at IFAM Gent Indoors

Last weekend a team of thirteen athletes travelled to Belgium to compete at the IFAM Gent Indoor Meeting. For eleven of these athletes, it was their senior international debut and an excellent opportunity to kickstart their indoor season.
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Training update from our Manchester Marathon 2024 competition winners

We caught up with the winners of our Manchester Marathon 2024 competition to see how their training is going. Both Stephen and Eleanor have had a good start to training, despite the challenges of preparing for this event through the winter.
Community winner Blackheath and Bromley at London Volunteer Awards 2023

Street to Stadium: A community coming together to make athletics more inclusive