British Athletics Championships

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British Athletics Championships
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Sport Track and field
Founded2007
Country United 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.

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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

YearCityVenue
2007 Manchester Manchester Regional Arena
2008 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2009 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2010 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2011 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2012 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2013 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2014 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2015 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2016 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2017 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2018 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2019 BirminghamAlexander Stadium
2020 ManchesterManchester Regional Arena
2021 ManchesterManchester Regional Arena

Championships records

Men

EventRecordAthlete/TeamDateChampionshipsPlaceRef
100 m
9.93 w (+3.0 m/s) James Dasaolu 25 June 2016 2016 Championships Manchester
200 m 20.08 (-1.2 m/s) Adam Gemili 24 August 2019 2019 Championships Birmingham [4]
Pole vault 5.85 m Harry Coppell 4 September 2020 2020 Championships Manchester [5]
5000 m walk (track)18:42.23 Callum Wilkinson 24 August 2019 2019 Championships Birmingham [6]

Women

EventRecordAthlete/TeamDateChampionshipsPlaceRef
100 m 10.96 (-0.9 m/s) Dina Asher-Smith 24 August 2019 2019 Championships Birmingham [7]
200 m 22.59 (-1.3 m/s) Beth Dobbin 1 July 2018 2018 Championships Birmingham [8]
3000 m steeplechase 9:30.73 Aimee Pratt 5 September 2020 2020 Championships Manchester [9]
High jump 1.97 m Morgan Lake 30 June 2018 2018 Championships Birmingham [10]
Pole vault 4.90 m NR Holly Bradshaw 26 June 2021 2021 Championships Manchester [11]
Long jump 7.05 m (+1.2 m/s) Lorraine Ugen 1 July 2018 2018 Championships Birmingham [12]
Hammer throw 72.02 m Sophie Hitchon 1 July 2018 2018 Championships Birmingham [13]

See also

List of British athletics champions

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References

  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.
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  7. Jon Mulkeen (25 August 2019). "National championships round-up: records broken at British and Swiss Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  8. Jon Mulkeen (1 July 2017). "Ugen and Asher-Smith set championship records to win British titles". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  9. "Bolingo breaks Belgian best, Rojas leaps world-leading 14.71m". World Athletics. 6 September 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  10. Jon Mulkeen (1 July 2017). "Ugen and Asher-Smith set championship records to win British titles". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  11. "Fajdek throws 82.82m in Poznan, Gong gets 20.39m world lead in Chongqing". World Athletics. 27 June 2021. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  12. Jon Mulkeen (1 July 2017). "Ugen and Asher-Smith set championship records to win British titles". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  13. Jon Mulkeen (1 July 2017). "Ugen and Asher-Smith set championship records to win British titles". IAAF. Retrieved 10 July 2017.