British Athletics Championships

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British Athletics Championships
Athletics pictogram.svg
SportTrack and field
Founded2007
CountryUnited Kingdom

The British Athletics Championships is the premier national championship in track and field held in the United Kingdom, and are organised by British Athletics. The event has doubled as the main trials meet for international team selection for major events in which Great Britain and Northern Ireland compete, including the Olympic Games, the IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the European Athletics Championships. Only British athletes may formally compete, though in some circumstances British club-affiliated foreign athletes may take part as guests.

The event was established in 2007,[1] replacing the AAA Championships as the principal event on the domestic athletics calendar in the United Kingdom. This brought the governance of the elite level of the sport and team selection firmly under new national body for the sport, moving away from the Amateur Athletic Association of England, which had served that role since 1880.[2] A 2001 British Championship in women's 3000 metres steeplechase was held as a one-off at Scotstoun Stadium, due to the growing popularity of the event among women and its absence from the AAA Championships programme (the event was added a year later).[3]

Editions[edit]

Year City Venue
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2016
2017 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2018 Birmingham Alexander Stadium

Championships records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete/Team Date Place Ref
200 m 20.18 (+0.8 m/s) Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake 2 July 2017 Birmingham [4]
5000 m walk (track) 18:43.28 Tom Bosworth 2 July 2017 Birmingham [5]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete/Team Date Place Ref
100 m 10.97 (-0.5 m/s) Dina Asher-Smith 30 June 2018 Birmingham [6]
200 m 22.59 (-1.3 m/s) Beth Dobbin 1 July 2018 Birmingham [7]
High jump 1.97 m Morgan Lake 30 June 2018 Birmingham [8]
Long jump 7.05 m (+1.2 m/s) Lorraine Ugen 1 July 2018 Birmingham [9]
Hammer throw 72.02 m Sophie Hitchon 1 July 2018 Birmingham [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ AAA, WAAA and National Championships Medallists. NUTS. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  2. ^ Memorandum submitted by the Association of British Athletic Clubs - THE DEMISE OF BRITISH ATHLETICS FROM GRASS ROOTS TO ELITE. Parliament. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  3. ^ UK Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  4. ^ Jon Mulkeen (2 July 2017). "Mitchell-Blake wins thrilling 200m at British Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. ^ Jon Mulkeen (2 July 2017). "Mitchell-Blake wins thrilling 200m at British Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. ^ Jon Mulkeen (1 July 2017). "Ugen and Asher-Smith set championship records to win British titles". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  7. ^ Jon Mulkeen (1 July 2017). "Ugen and Asher-Smith set championship records to win British titles". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  8. ^ Jon Mulkeen (1 July 2017). "Ugen and Asher-Smith set championship records to win British titles". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  9. ^ Jon Mulkeen (1 July 2017). "Ugen and Asher-Smith set championship records to win British titles". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  10. ^ Jon Mulkeen (1 July 2017). "Ugen and Asher-Smith set championship records to win British titles". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.