Supporting Athletics and Running

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LRSAA Cross Country Championships
Details of the LRSAA XC Championships, which will form the selection event for the English Schools event, can be found on the Schools page. Please note that the LRSAA Champs, to be held on 5/2/22, is pre-entry only. Selection policy for ESAA event. Nomination form for athletes unable to compete in County Champs.

CAU Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships
The Inter-counties will take place at Prestwold Hall on Saturday 12th March. Selection policy.

95th County Cross Country Championships
A huge thank you to Race Director John Heywood, President Phil Watts, Chief Marshal Ramon Howe, Referee Phil Drage and all the volunteers who worked so hard to stage a successful championships. Congratulations to County Champions Alastair Watson, Justine Anthony and all of the medal winners. A full report will follow, but for now, here are the results (V3: With correction to Masters Men).

Sportshall Athletics
Another successful County Sportshall League has drawn to a close and attention is now turning to the Regional Finals to be held in February. Congratulations to all of the athletes who competed and to the winners:

Under 11 combined winners were Charnwood AC
Under 13 combined winners were Ivanhoe Robins 
Under 15 combined winners were Ivanhoe Robins
 
Under 15’s individual competition
Girls overall winner was Evie Donnelly – Charnwood AC
2nd Place was Mia Hancox – Charnwood AC
3rd Place was Khara Bowlay-Williams – Charnwood AC
Boys overall winner was Samuel Smith – Ivanhoe Robins
2nd Place was Henry Carlile – Hinckley RC
3rd Place was Josh Cooling – HInckley RC
A big thank you to organisers Gary and Sharon Smith and all of the officials and volunteers who made it all possible.

County Success in England Athletics Volunteer Awards
A massive well done to award winners Hinckley Running Club (East Midlands Club of the Year) and Gary Smith of Ivanhoe Robins (East Midlands Coach of the Year). Congratulations too, to Rob Beers and Sharon Smith who finished runners up (Coach and Unsung Hero, respectively).

County 10K Road Race Championships
Congratulations to County Champions Jordan Rowe and Justine Anthony.  Race report

County Road Race Championships Oct 2021
Report

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