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.
Osterley track runners were out in force at the Osterley Park Winter 10k. Congratulations to Rachael Turner coming in as the second female finisher in a time of 42:01.2 only an hour after completing the Osterley parkrun!
Well done to Babatunde Dawodu, Jim Twist, Peter Bradley and Jon Rodgers who also completed the Osterley double.
More sensible Osterley track runners Elaine Quinn, Judith Bradley and Margaret Bradley concentrated their efforts on the 10k. Well done to all 👏👏👏
Team Hounslow’s Tyra Khambai-Annan travelled to Sheffield to defend her 60m national title she won in 2018.
Tyra arrived in Sheffield rank 3 in the country, and negotiated her way through the first round and semi-final with ease running 7.77 and 7.74, slowing down before the line on both occasions.
Ready for the final Tyra for the first time in her young athletics career false started, later claiming her foot slipped down the blocks.
With nerves already in the air and the now added pressure, Tyra reacted late to the gun and found herself unusually behind after the first few steps, and having to fight her way back through the pack to finish 3rd in 7.78, the same time she won with last year, with the winner and second place both running the same time.
said ‘To be honest, my coach and I wasn’t planning on running the
60m indoors this year, we planned to run more 200s to help me perform
better in the summer. So I’m actually quite happy with today
next race will be the Middlesex championships, on Saturday/Sunday
16th/17th/ March, where she will be aiming to retain her title.
Danielle has been a member of Team Hounslow AC for 3 years now, competing in many junior and schools athletics competitions.
has won several gold and silver medals, at the Minithon Games with
medal presented by former Olympics champion; Christine Ohurougu and
current European indoor champion Asha Phillip (pictured below)
in primary school, Danielle won several Hounslow Borough
most recent competition was on the 8th of December at Lee Valley,
where she broke her personal best in 200m (finished 29.26 secs) and
60m (finished 8.71 seconds).
a second year under 13 athlete, Danielle is keen to show off her
athletics talents over her prefer events
– 60m/75m, 100m, 150m and 200m.
trains twice a week and is part of the Speed Development group, based
in Osterley, run by former team GB athlete Jonathan Barbour.
to run for Team GB when she older.
Team Hounslow athletes took park in the Tri-county championships held
at Lee Valley sports and athletics centre over the weekend.
Mensah team Hounslow’s longest serving member came away with gold
in both the 60m (7.19) and 200m (22.55). This was Jak’s only indoor
competition of the indoor season due to his schools rugby commitments
bronze medallist, Tyra Khambai-Annan claimed the gold in the under 15
girls 60m (7.65) a personal best as well as a new championship
is now ranked 11th
on the UK all-time list. Tyra also came 4th
in the 200m (26.45)
Granada, set a new personal best in the 60m final (7.98) finishing
in the girls 3oom setting another personal best of 43.54.
Sood, claimed the bronze medal in the under 17 girls triple jump,
(9m.48). Sophia just missed out on the 60m final, and a medal in the
long jump where she finished 4th