Keeping Track: What a record breaking week.

18/02/2019 by Cherisse Walley

We’ve lost count of how many records have been broken this week, not just in the UK but globally. There was definitely something in the water these past few days, maybe it was post-Valentine’s day feelings, or athletes peaking just at the right time before the Europeans. Who knows. But, whatever the … Read more

Keeping Track: The best in the nation and the rest of your weekly athletics news.

11/02/2019 by Cherisse Walley

THE NATION’S BEST It would be rude not to begin with the SPAR British Indoor Championships and the outstanding performances in Birmingham over the weekend. There were multiple records shattered including; a new CBP set by Holly Bradshaw in the pole-vault as she flew over 4.82m, a 49 year old British … Read more

Keeping Track: Kristal shines bright in Berlin and Melissa Courtney’s world leading win.

04/02/2019 by Cherisse Walley

KRISTAL SHINES BRIGHT Living up to her name, Kristal Awuah was one of our Ones to Watch for 2019. Shining bright at Berlin’s ISTAF Indoor this weekend, the 19 year old certainly didn’t disappoint. With a huge lifetime best of 7.19 over the 60m, she beat European bronze medallist Gina Lückenkemper to … Read more

Keeping Track: Latest athletics news 28th January

28/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

EMERSON UP TO FOURTH ON GB ALL-TIME LIST The Combined Events International Match in Cardiff (watch back here) saw Niamh Emerson emerge victorious. Her world-leading score of 4,544 put her fourth behind Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Kelly Sotherton in the British all-time list. Th … Read more

Keeping Track: The latest athletics news on 21st January

21/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

MINICHIELLO WANTS QUESTIONS ASKED AFTER BOWKER DEPARTURE Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill’s former coach Toni Minichiello wants questions to be asked of UK Athletics leadership after the announcement that Chairman Richard Bowker will step down and leave the organisation this month. The Guardian has the detai … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 14th January

14/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

LONDON MARATHON WILL SEE KIPCHOGE v FARAH Marathon world record holder Eliud Kipchoge has confirmed his attendance at this year’s London Marathon, alongside Sir Mo Farah. The event will take place on Sunday 28 April this year. We’ve been taking a look at how close the two are on paper. https://twitt … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 7th January

07/01/2019 by Alex Seftel

ARTER ECLIPSES PARKRUN RECORD Distance runner Charlotte Arter clocked a new record for parkrun with a time of 15:50 in Cardiff on Saturday. More in Dai Sport. FAST SEASON START FOR MUIR Laura Muir impressed at the GAA Miler Meet in Glasgow, by opening up her season with a quick 5000m on Friday night … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 31st December

31/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

WIGHTMAN OUT OF EURO INDOORS Jake Wightman will miss the European Indoors in Glasgow because of injury. More in Athletics Weekly. RUSSIA TO MISS WADA DEADLINE It appears that Russia’s anti-doping body Rusada won’t meet the World An … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 24th December

24/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

TRIBUTES TO CLUB LEGEND People have paid tribute to a ‘Warrington Athletics Club legend’ who devoted 60 years of his life to the sport. Nev Jones is described as a hero and there’s a full piece in the Warrington Guardian. ALLYSON FELIX REVEALS BI … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 17 December

17/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

70-YEAR-OLD RUNS WORLD AGE GROUP RECORD FOR MARATHON  70-year-old Gene Dykes, who began distance running later in life, set a world record for his age group in a marathon in Jacksonville in Florida on Saturday. Dykes ran 2:54:23, breaking the previous record set by the great Canadian runne … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 10 December

10/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

INGEBRIGTSEN SECURES EURO XC HAT-TRICK 18-year-old European senior champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen won the under 20 race at the European Cross Country Championships for an incredible third time in a row. The Norwegian was delighted with the overall success for his country. See full results here. ht … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 3rd December

03/12/2018 by Alex Seftel

SUCCESSFUL MARATHON DEBUT FOR TWELL Steph Twell finished eighth in her marathon debut in Valencia. The Scot – who ran 1500m at the Commonwealth Games in April – ran 2:30.12, which is the second-quickest time by a British woman in 2018. You can find results here. There’s more detail in Athletics Week … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 26th November

26/11/2018 by Alex Seftel

LANGFORD SLAMS KENYAN ATHLETE FOR ‘ROBBERY’ British 800m runner Kyle Langford has described being beaten by a Kenyan banned for doping offences as ‘robbery’. Langford, 22, missed out on a medal at last year’s World Athletics Championships by four hundredths of a second to Kipyegon Bett, who has been … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 19th November

19/11/2018 by Alex Seftel

COULD SCOTLAND SOON COMPETE AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS? Scottish Athletics is exploring breaking away from Great Britain and Northern Ireland and competing independently. The national body is said to have written to European Athletics enquiring about the possibility of independence. Scottish Athletic … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 12th November

12/11/2018 by Alex Seftel

IAAF SHELVES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS QUALIFICATION PLAN The IAAF says competitors will qualify for next year’s World Athletics Championships in Doha based on the traditional method of achieving standards, rather than a proposed World Rankings system. President Sebastian Coe insists the points system – s … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 5th November

05/11/2018 by Alex Seftel

MARATHON WIN FOR MARY Mary Keitany won her fourth New York City Marathon in 2:22.48 to regain her title. The Kenyan athlete’s time was five-and-a-half minutes off her women’s only marathon world record set in London last year. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won his first title in the men’s race. More in … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 29th October

29/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

BOLT STRIKES BACK Usain Bolt has hit out at critics of his attempts to forge a career in football on his Instagram, saying “remember if you don’t try, you’ve already failed”. It follows Irish footballer Andy Keogh saying he has a touch “like a trampoline”. There’s also a round-up of the latest on hi … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column 22nd October

22/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

17-year-old world record holder Kare Adenegan saw off competition from a talented swimmer and jockey to win BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year 2018. The teenager from Coventry set a new T34 100m world record of 16.80s at the Anniversary Games in London in the summer. The Paralympic silver meda … Read more

Keeping track: Monday news column 15th October

15/10/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Each Monday we take a look back at some of the athletics news that you may have missed over the weekend. This week we talk marathon wins, R&B singles, expectant mothers, British Athletics Cross Challenge starts, two-goals for Usain Bolt and more. SUPERMUMS The ‘supermums’ just keep on making wav … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column

08/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

Sir Mo Farah took his first marathon win in Chicago in a European record time. The 35-year-old clinched victory in two hours, five minutes and eleven seconds, becoming the first Brit to win the race for 22 years. See coverage below from NBC Sports and find full results on the official event site. Yo … Read more

Keeping Track: Monday news column

01/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

“I’ll try not to hold it against her”, says Dame Kelly Holmes, who is full of praise for Laura Muir despite the Scot having eclipsed some of her British records. Holmes has been speaking ahead of her involvement in presenting at the (Scottish Athletics) FPSG Annual Awards next month. More here on Fa … Read more