Masters 10km International – Additional Places


 To compete in an Age Group Masters 10k Team Competition: England versus a combined Celtic Nations Team

Taking place within the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday 6th May, 2018.

England Athletics would like to invite female age group runners from any of the home nations countries, including the Isle of Man, to enter this event and form part of a composite team to challenge an England team. Please note the men’s team is now full and so this invitation is for women only.

At Birmingham, the Great Run Company will provide an elite start for members of the Celtic and English masters teams immediately behind the senior elites ensuring a good quality racing opportunity in a big city event, with extensive media coverage.

We currently have around 60 female runners registered across the England and Celtic Nations teams covering age groups V35 up to V75. However, we still have places available for female representative of the Celtic Nations and the Great Run Company who have been fully behind this initiative have agreed to extend the deadline for submission of entries by Celtic Nations age group runners.

Some minimum standards were set for England team, but these are only guidance to help you ascertain whether this competition is the right level for you and we have accepted people onto both teams with times outside of these. For details of the standards and other information click here

If you or any of your fellow club runners are interested in being part of this event please email Charlotte Fisher, England Athletic Road Running Manager

European Indoor Photos

Tom Phillips has uploaded a wide range of photos from Madrid. To view, please visit

BMAF Indoor Photos

Tom Phillips has uploaded a wide range of photos from the BMAF Indoor Championships. To view, please visit

Records Fall At European Indoors

The European Masters Indoor Athletic Championships ended with the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team finishing in a very creditable second place in the Medals table, behind the hosts, Spain.

The championships saw British athletes set two World records, four European records and twenty one British records.
Wendy Laing set a new World best of 1.55m in the W55 high jump. The Women’s 200m W60 relay team of Godsell, Filer, Horder and Powell also set a World record, with a time of 2.00.37
Monique Krefting ran 58.67 over 400 metres for a new W45 European record and Sue Yeomans pole vault of 2.6m was also a W65 European record.
New British records:
60m for Jason Carty (M45) and Kirstin King (W55),
200m for Dalbir Singh Deol (M90) and Susie McLoughlin (W40),
400m for Dalbir Singh Deol (M90),
300m for Richard Pitcain-Knowles (M85),
Triple Jump for Joanne Willoughby (W50) and Janice Pryce (W55),
4 x 200m relay for Steele, Collins, Willoughby and Bates.
4 x 200m relay for Marler, Dassie, West and Saunders-Mullins.
Pentathlon for Brian Slaughter
5k road walk Ian Richards (M65), Roger Michel (M70), Norbert Will (M80), Helen Middleton (W55) and Catherine Duhig (W60)

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