Long jump: England Athletics Indoor Championships
Feb22

Long jump: England Athletics Indoor Championships

My son recently came 5th in the under 20 men’s long jump at the England Athletics Indoor Championships in Sheffield. He came 10th in the same competition in the under 17s category in 2020. We couldn’t have been happier or more proud of his recent achievement, especially as he’d had a rather shaky start to the indoor athletics season. There are nowhere near as many indoor athletics competitions as outdoor ones –...

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The Youth Talent Programme
Oct15

The Youth Talent Programme

It was way back in June that I saw a post about an interesting-sounding webinar from England Athletics. With not much else to do in June, I watched the webinar. It was about a programme for talented athletes based at Birmingham University. You had to be, I think, 18 to 23 to take part. So my son was too young. But, during the webinar, they mentioned another programme for younger athletes – athletes in year 12. That sounded very...

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