Supporting Athletics and Running

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Road Race Championship Opportunities
Two championship events will be taking place on Sunday 31st October:
County Half Marathon Championships (as part of the Leicester HM event) – Entries (closing date 27/10).
County 5K Road Race Championships (at Mallory Park) – Entries (closing date 25/10 at mid-day).

County Cross Country Championships
It is planned to hold these at Burbage Common on Saturday 8th January. Details to follow.

London Mini-Marathon
Congratulations to all of our county athletes who represented the East Midlands in the London Mini Marathon. Successes included a second place for Shaikira King, as the U15 Girls finished 3rd overall. Full results.

County 5000m Track Championships
Covid meant that we couldn’t hold a 5000m as part of our T&F Championships this year, so we are grateful to Sam and Olly Stabler for for incorporating a county 5000m event within their 5K Track Challenge. Report.

County T&F Championships
We apologise for the delay in posting results from the 2021 Championships. There were issues with both the output from photofinish and the entry provider. Results have been submitted to Power of 10 and are available here.

Ivan Taylor
We are greatly saddened to hear of the death of Ivan Taylor. Ivan gave great service to Charnwood AC as a coach to countless athletes, volunteer, and as a field referee and starter for their club and open events. Ivan wasn’t just a loyal club man, he was also a huge supporter of county athletics in all its forms, acting as starter for Sportshall, Quadkids, Schools Athletics, Disability Athletics, League fixtures and Championships. He was a reassuring presence as generations of young athletes took their first steps in competition, and athletes and colleagues alike, will all have fond memories of his dry sense of humour. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.

News updates:
King Sisters’ Triumphs Featured in AW
AW (Athletics Weekly) reported the success of sisters Indienne and Shaikira King in taking their first English Schools titles. Article.

County Athletes Achieve Paralympic Selection
Congratulations to Richard Whitehead (T61 200m), Stef Reid (T64 Long Jump), Libby Clegg  (T11 200m and 4x100m Universal Relay), Sophie Hahn (T38 100m and 4x100m Universal Relay), Dan Greaves (F64 Discus), Jonnie Peacock (T64 100m and 4x100m Universal Relay), Thomas Young (T38 100m) and Luke Nuttall (T46 1500m) on their selection for Tokyo.

Inaugural County Fell Running Champs
A small but good quality field resisted the counter-attractions of an England semi-final and contested county medals at the Windmill race. Report.
 
English Schools T&F Champs 2021
Congratulations to our County athletes who competed in the championships (and their coaches): County results

2021 Livingston Relays
The Livingston Relays will not now go ahead on May 2nd as originally planned. A decision will shortly be made as to whether to seek an alternative date in 2021 or postpone to 2022.

County Road Race Championships
Dates have been agreed for the County 5K & 10K Road Race Championship (both to be organised by Race Rapid at Mallory Park). The dates are as follows:
Sunday, October 31st (31/10): County 5K Championships
Sunday, December 12th (12/12): County 10K Championships

Other News