Plagued by injuries, fuelled by success: Sally Pearson retires a true athletics great

06/08/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

It was a career that simply had it all. As she bids farewell to athletics, the Olympic, world and Commonwealth champion Sally Pearson can sit safe in the knowledge that every title possible to win sits gleaming proudly in her illustrious trophy cabinet. The 32-year-old can look back on a hugely sati … Read more

Swiss Court ruling against Caster Semenya “welcomed” by IAAF

31/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), has welcomed a Swiss court ruling that requires three-time world champion Caster Semenya to take testosterone-lowering substances in order to compete in her favoured middle-distance events. The governing body initially ruled in late Apri … Read more

Three world records broken in RaceRunning ahead of World Championships debut

25/07/2019 by Alex Seftel

“I always believed, I always dreamed. Now my craziest of dreams has come true!” These were the words of Britain’s Ellie Simpson when it was announced that RaceRunning had officially been recognised by the International Paralympic Committee. As a result, when the 2019 World Para Athletics Championshi … Read more

Naomi Ogbeta at the 2018 Athletics World Cup. Photo: MV4R Photography

World standards being chased at England Athletics Championships

24/07/2019 by Alex Seftel

Established internationals will line up alongside young stars returning from European competition this weekend, as Manchester hosts the England Athletics Senior Championships. The event is combined with the historic Amateur Athletic Association Championships (AAAs), as well as the UK Inter-Counties. … Read more

54-strong British squad named for European Team Championships

24/07/2019 by British Athletics

British Athletics have announced a team of 54 athletes for next month’s European Team Championships Super League 2019 in Bydgoszcz, Poland from August 9-11. Charlie Da’Vall Grice (club: Brighton Phoenix; coach: Jon Bigg) helps headline the British team with his third appearance at the Championships, … Read more

James Ellington’s London Olympic Stadium dreams come true after career-threatening crash

20/07/2019 by Julia Cook

In 2016, James Ellington was at the height of his career. Personal bests in the 100m and 200m, Olympic team member for the 100m and 4x100m, European Champion as part of the 4x100m relay, and 5th in Europe for the individual event. It seemed as if nothing could slow him down. But five months after th … Read more

Paralympic champion Aled Davies at a Rio 2016 homecoming celebration. Photo: National Assembly for Wales via Flickr

International stars head to Welsh Championships in Cardiff

12/07/2019 by Alex Seftel

Two-time Paralympic champion and F42 shot put world record holder Aled Davies leads the entries for the Welsh Athletics Senior Track and Field Championships. Olympic bobsleigher Mica Moore (below) lines up in the 100m, where she will face the likes of Amy Odunaiya, while it could be a good battle be … Read more

Future stars line up for English Schools’ in Birmingham

11/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Many great names have won English Schools’ titles over the years such as Mo Farah, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Paula Radcliffe. This weekend sees the sport’s potential future stars add to that list as they make the trip to Birmingham for the English Schools Athletics Association Track and Field Champions … Read more

Samba has been breaking records for fun this year. Photo: Matthew Quine

Monaco Diamond League: Everything you need to know

11/07/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

As IAAF Diamond League meetings go few can match up to the excitement, twists and memorable performances that Monaco has seen over the years. Last year saw world leads galore and even a phenomenal 3000m steeplechase record from Beatrice Chepkoech. The Kenyan will return to Monaco hoping to produce a … Read more

Twell seals memorable win at Night of 10,000m PBs as McColgan and Connor get European medals

07/07/2019 by British Athletics

Steph Twell (coach: self-coached; club: Aldershot Farnham and District) took a memorable victory at the Night of 10,000m PBs, while Eilish McColgan (Liz Nuttall; Dundee Hawkhill) and Ben Connor (Steve Vernon; Derby) bagged European silver and bronze medals respectively on an entertaining evening at … Read more