Lucy Hadaway at the 2018 British Championships. MV4R Photography

Ones to watch: Long jump’s Lucy Hadaway keen to build on England senior title

04/02/2019 by Alex Seftel

Becoming the England long jump champion at the age of 18 wasn’t something Lucy Hadaway expected. But the teenager from York managed a lifetime best of 6.39m to take gold in Manchester last summer, just one of a few things that have given her renewed confidence going into 2019. Focusing on a single e … Read more


Kristal Awuah at the 2018 Anniversary Games. MV4R Photography

Ones to Watch: Kristal Awuah, “I train to break records, not fall short of them.”

30/01/2019 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Kristal Awuah is an athlete with ambition. Last season the teenager shook the British sprinting scene with a 100m personal best of 11.16, falling just 0.02 seconds short of the under 20 record set by European triple-gold medallist Dina Asher-Smith. The 19-year-old had already won bronze in the 100m … Read more


Max Burgin leads the 800m at the Northern Championships. Photo: Dave Hewitson/Sports for All Pics.

Ones to watch: Records have tumbled at Max Burgin’s feet

07/11/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

In a year where the world has marvelled at sensational young talents like European pole vault champion Mondo Duplantis and European double winner Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Britain has its eye on a young prodigy of its own. A year ago, Max Burgin was already in the minds of many throughout athletics, runni … Read more


Jemma Reekie, Athletics World Cup 2018 bronze medalist. Peter Paton.

One to watch: Scottish starlet Jemma Reekie on her 2018 breakthrough

23/10/2018 by Alex Seftel

“It’s been amazing”, says Jemma Reekie. “Very tough mentally and physically, but I’m so glad it worked out”. That’s incredibly modest analysis from the 20-year-old Scot after a season in which she has improved dramatically, tirelessly chipping away at her personal best, and exceeding most expectatio … Read more


Naomi Ogbeta after winning the 2017 British triple jump title. Photo: Naomi Ogbeta.

Ones to Watch 2018: Recap

24/09/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

At the start of the year, we decided to pick out a set of young athletes who we believed showed a glimpse of the future for the sport in Britain. This mix of runners, jumpers and multi-eventers soared to new heights, broke records, won medals and caught many eyes in the process. Niamh Emerson – Hept … Read more


Ones to watch: Isabelle Boffey has wisdom and experience beyond her years

03/04/2018 by James Truscott

As she enters 2018 with July’s IAAF World Junior Championships in Finland on her mind, Isabelle Boffey is one of several athletes spearheading a potential golden generation of young British middle-distance talent. This includes European Junior 1500m champions from last year in Jemma Reekie and Jake … Read more


Tom Gale competing at the British Indoors 2018. Photo: MV4R Photography

One to Watch: Tom Gale on ‘one very lucky jump’ that sees him aiming for Gold Coast glory

19/03/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Five years ago, Tom Gale could have said no when a teacher asked him to enter his first ever high jump competition at a local schools event. Two years ago a bar set at 2.17m that he clattered could have easily gone down and ended his World Junior dream. Last year a European Junior Championships of t … Read more


Naomi Ogbeta after winning the 2017 British triple jump title. Photo: Naomi Ogbeta.

One to Watch: Britain’s best triple jumper Naomi Ogbeta

21/02/2018 by Katie

For Naomi Ogbeta, Britain’s exciting new triple jump talent, last summer can be captured in a single do-or-die moment. Standing at the end of the runway for her final attempt at the European Junior Championships in Grosseto, Italy, she was lying in fourth place. It wasn’t the first time she’d had to … Read more


Jemma Reekie at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Photo: Bobby Gavin

Ones to Watch: Jemma Reekie is aiming high after the season of her life

14/02/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Jemma Reekie’s start to the year has been typical of her recent progression. She has won the Scottish Senior Indoor title over 1500m and been a role-model for others, presenting medals at the Schools Schools Championships just four years on from competing in the event herself. Here’s why we think th … Read more


Niamh Emerson winning the 2016 Arona Combined Events Meeting in Tenerife. Photo: Colin Kirby via Flickr

Ones to Watch: Niamh Emerson on her excitement for the Commonwealth Games

09/02/2018 by Connor Craig-Jackson

Even the strongest competitors know the feeling of dragging their way round a tough long distance race with no end in sight. It was a feeling Niamh Emerson dreaded as a 12-year-old after two seasons in athletics. But while this could be enough to make some young athletes stop altogether, Niamh says … Read more