Eilish McColgan and Michael Rimmer escape “horrible” car crash unharmed

26/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

European silver medallist Eilish McColgan has been involved in a sudden car crash during a holiday in India with her boyfriend and fellow athlete Michael Rimmer. The Great South Run winner described in an Instagram post how she and her partner had been on a four hour taxi journey to their hotel in A … Read more


Edinburgh Hare and Hounds aim for four in a row at Scottish National Relays

24/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Cumbernauld has been our regular venue for the Lindsays National XC Relay for all but the first year of the current century. And why not? The undulating grounds of Cumbernauld House deliver the required hills and mud for competitive cross country against a stunning autumn backdrop. The North Lanarks … Read more


Women’s marathon world record falls in Chicago

16/10/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

An unbelievable run from Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei saw her win the Chicago marathon in 2:14:04 to smash Paula Radcliffe’s long-standing marathon record of 2:15:25. After more than 16 years of efforts from the top female marathon runners in the world, the day that many thought would never come has arrive … Read more


British Athletics organise major UK competitions and support top athletes. Photo: Richard Phipps via Flickr.

Neil Black to leave UK Athletics performance director role

08/10/2019 by Alex Seftel

Neil Black is to leave his role as UK Athletics Performance Director, the governing body has announced. Black had recently spoke out about the need to “play back” previous decisions he made in the wake of a ban on Sir Mo Farah’s former coach Alberto Salazar. The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) handed … Read more


Quiz: Can you match these 2019 athletics events with where they took place?

08/10/2019 by Alex Seftel

How much do you remember from the 2019 athletics season? Enough to match these venues with the events they hosted? When you’re ready, click on the green ‘play quiz’ button. You have three minutes. Good luck!


Quiz: Can you match these UK athletes with the events they do?

08/10/2019 by Alex Seftel

The task is simple. 20 British track and field athletes need matching up to the disciplines they do, be it runs, jumps or throws. Just four minutes on the clock. Hit ‘play quiz’ when you are ready.


James Tomlinson: Teenage discus talent in the #ThrowThursday hot seat

03/10/2019 by Alex Seftel

Throw Thursday is discus day this week as one of Britain’s brightest young throwing prospects has a turn in the Vinco hot seat. 19-year-old James Tomlinson, co-captain of the GB junior team at the European Under-20 Championships this summer, raves about his scrambled eggs. With studying along with t … Read more


Dina Asher-Smith winning the 2018 British Championships. Photo: MV4R Photography

Quiz: Connect Britain’s fastest sprinters with their personal bests

30/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

After Dina Asher-Smith’s British record to win silver at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, I want to know if you can correctly pick out the personal bests of Britain’s fastest ever 100m runners. There are 10 men and 10 women. You’ve got five minutes. Click the ‘play quiz’ icon to start … Read more


Quiz: Can you name the British athletes who won medals at London 2017?

30/09/2019 by Alex Seftel

Wonderful home crowds, a beautiful Olympic Stadium, and expectation for some of the greatest ever British athletes. Can you remember which Brits stood on the podium at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London? Click here to see the licence for the image used in this article under creati … Read more


Stock track. AtletiCAGeneve in Geneva 2018. Photo: Alex Seftel

IAAF deems ‘fastest loser’ inappropriate for World Championships

27/09/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The term “fastest loser” has been deemed to be inappropriate by the IAAF, who are looking to move the phrase out of athletics to avoid the risk of devaluing athletes’ performances. Reporters have normally used the term to refer to athletes who have run the fastest times out of all those who did not … Read more


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