Announcements

Suspension extended until 31 May

Coronavirus Statement

Athletics in England suspension extended until 31 May 2020

24 March 2020

Following the further restrictions on movement put in place by the UK Government last night, UKA and the Home Country Athletics Federations have made the following updates to our previous statement issued on 17 March:

Coronavirus: Ashton closed

Ashton Playing Fields has now officially closed.

The club very much looks forward to welcoming its members back when the crisis is over. We wish all members, and their families and friends, well.

Stay safe.

Jack Petchey Awards

The role of honour. WGEL athletes who have been recipients of Jack Petchey Awards.

About the Jack Petchey Awards

2003

Matthew Abbam

March

Monique Buchanan

April

Georgina Foster

May

Jonathan Long

June

Joe Newman

July

Jonathan Hasell

August

Jessica Sparke

September

Kavita Solder

October

Kirsty Macdonald

November

Thomas Phillips

December

 2004

Mark Burgess

January

Finesse Thompson

February

Bradley Mason

March

Clare Bond

April

Daryl Savage

May

Dominique Daniel

June

Claire Leckie

July

Andrae Davis

August

Tara Bird

September

Lee Mathurin

October

Angus Holford

November

Andrew Murray

December

Craig Berg

December

2005

Hannah Frankson

January

Lee Lovelock-Jemmott

February

Linzi Snow

March

Ronnie Sparke

April

Chloe Galloway

May

Kitty Elayae

June

Omar Mansour

July

Katherine Sparke

August

Laura Gnanapragasam

September

Katherine Foy

October

Anthony Oshodi

November

Sarah Smith

December

 2006

Mitchell Burns

March

Amelia Holford

June

Chris Linque

September

Chris Vickers

December


2007

Becky Hewitt

March

Francesca Herbert

June

Carl Rendora

September

Samantha Moodie

December

 2008

Gemma Murray

March

Natasha Matthews

Georgina Ferrari

June

Jessica Docking

Darren Southcott

September

Robert Meadows

Alex Cornwall

December

Daniel Yaxley

 2009

Stephanie Smith

March

Paul Scanlan

March

Carl Rendora

June

Alex Oluowodi

June

Ben Phillips

November

Youcef Zatat

November

 2010

Holly Bedeau

March

Liam Baikie

March

James Stockings

June

Sam Benge

June

Lauren Freeman

November

Holly Pattie-Belleli

November

 2011

Rosie Poole

March

Hugh Williams

March

Lucy Hayes

June

Suna Yokes

June

Isobel Moss

November

Perry Rowan

November

2012

Joseph Dewar

March

Alicia McArdle

March

Thomas Finch

June

Jordan Allen

June

Stephanie Howe

November

Lorenzo Okunsagi

November

2013

James Bongart

March

Phoebe Fuhr

March

Shayne Dewar

June

Jessica Burgess

June

Daniel Rowden

November

Jessica Narweh

November

2014

Pearce Christie

March

David Peddle

March

Isabella Hoy

June

Omolulu Abiodun

June

Edie Preece

November

Gregg Gilbert

November

 2015

Mia Hirons

March

Louise Gilbert

March

Victoria Cuthbert

June

Sophie Heney

June

 2016

Jos Farquharson

 

Simbiyat Sikiru

 

Zac Islam Moore

 

Hayden Maleary

 

Todd Maleary

 

Andrea Golban

 

 2017

Kai Boggon

Kaidan Chambers

Agnes Kissi

Samanta Bendaraviciute

Shona Vincent

Temi Olusesan

 2018

Kai Wright

Fred Taylor

Videsh Weerakkody

Rebecca Fafowara

Ahmed Abdulle

Luke Finch 

 2019

Ben Sloan

Denesha Rocastle

Godwinner Kassa Nkebani

Rhys Martin

Sam Wintle

Tolani Alaba

28th March graded meeting cancelled

The graded meeting on 28th March has been cancelled due to England Athletics coronavirus advice.

EA Coronavirus Statement 17/03/20

ENGLAND ATHLETICS

Coronavirus Statement

17 March 2020

The UK government has advised that everyone in the UK should now avoid “non-essential” travel and contact with others to fight coronavirus.  Whilst it has not issued any ban on public gatherings of any size either indoors or outdoors at this stage, the advice is to avoid non-essential contact with others, including going to sporting events, pubs, clubs, theatres and social venues.

As a result, England Athletics advises that all face-to-face activity such as club training sessions, events, competitions, club committee and face-to-face meetings, athlete camps, running groups and social events should be suspended until at least the end of April.

The decision has been taken in the interests of athletes, runners, officials, coaches, volunteers, supporters and the wider athletics and running communities. This decision is also in alignment with actions taken by the home country athletics federations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and is similar to action taken by other sports.

Where possible, athletes and runners at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.

England Athletics will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to our sport in the coming weeks. We appreciate that the current situation will undoubtedly place our member clubs in a difficult situation and we are working with UKA and the other Home Country Athletics Federations on the best way to help alleviate the situation and will update you as plans evolve.

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