02 Jun Weekend Review // Brits Abroad

On Saturday night at the International Flanders Athletics Meet in Oordegem, Belgium, James Wilkinson and Adam Hickey moved to number 5 and 6 respectively in the 2013 UK rankings following huge new personal bests in the 5000m. Wilkinson (read his recent Centre Stage interview HERE) took another...

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02 Jun Barshim Soars to 2.40

Qatar’s London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist Mutaz Essa Barshim soared over 2.40m to set a new Asian High Jump record at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Eugene, USA, on Saturday (1). He is the first man to scale that height outdoors since Russia’s Vyacheslav...

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02 Jun BMC Grand Prix Sportcity // Results

Emelia Gorecka tasted victory in her track-season opener at the second BMC Grand Prix fixture of the season at Sportcity, Manchester. The nineteen year old European Junior 3000m silver medallist took hold of the 5000m race on the final lap and finished just a second...

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01 Jun Bekele wins 10,000 meters at Pre Classic

World record-holder Kenenisa Bekele took the lead heading into the final lap and sprinted to the finish to win the 10,000 meters at the Prefontaine Classic on Friday night. Bekele finished in 27 minutes, 12.08 seconds, ahead of fellow Ethiopians Imane Merga and Abera Kuma. Full article...

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31 May BMC Grand Prix Sportcity // Start Lists

Emelia Gorecka makes her first track appearance of the season this weekend at the BMC Grand Prix at Sportcity, Manchester. The Aldershot, Farnham and District athlete, with a 15:34.21 best from 2012, will face competition from marathoners Sonia Samuels and Alyson Dixon as they prepare...

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31 May Steph Twell aims for World Championships

Steph Twell heads to Hengelo on 8th June with the World Championships on her mind. Twell will be attempting to better the World Championships Qualifying time of 15.18 for the 5000m. Twell bettered the time in 2012 when she ran 15.15 but this was outside...

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30 May 2014 English National XC Championships announcement

The English Cross Country Association is pleased to announce that the 2014 Saucony English National Cross Country Championships will be staged at Wollaton Park, Nottingham on Saturday 22nd February. The Championships will be staged in co-operation with the Midlands Cross Country Association and Nottingham City Council....

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30 May British team poised for European Cup 10,000m

British Athletics this morning announced a five strong team for the forthcoming European Cup 10,000m in Pravets, Bulgaria on Saturday 8 June. After a strong run at the Great Manchester Run 10k last weekend where he was first Brit home, Jonny Mellor (coach: Dave Evans)...

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30 May Nick Bitel, the most powerful individual in UK Sport?

It is the sort of thing that could ruin a friendship. But Nick Bitel, the London Marathon chief executive who was recently made chairman of Sport England, insists the controversy surrounding his appointment has not affected his relationship with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Full Guardian Article HERE...

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