British Athletics Championships

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.

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

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]

EditionsEdit

Year City Venue
2007 Manchester Manchester Regional Arena
2008 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2009 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2010 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2011 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2012 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2013 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2014 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2015 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2016 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2017 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2018 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2019 Birmingham Alexander Stadium
2020 Manchester Manchester Regional Arena

Championships recordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete/Team Date Place Ref
200 m 20.08 (-1.2 m/s) Adam Gemili 24 August 2019 Birmingham [4]
Pole vault 5.85 m Harry Coppell 4 September 2020 Manchester [5]
5000 m walk (track) 18:42.23 Callum Wilkinson 24 August 2019 Birmingham [6]

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete/Team Date Place Ref
100 m 10.96 (-0.9 m/s) Dina Asher-Smith 24 August 2019 Birmingham [7]
200 m 22.59 (-1.3 m/s) Beth Dobbin 1 July 2018 Birmingham [8]
3000 m steeplechase 9:30.73 Aimee Pratt 5 September 2020 Manchester [9]
High jump 1.97 m Morgan Lake 30 June 2018 Birmingham [10]
Pole vault 4.73 m Holly Bradshaw 24 August 2019 Birmingham [11]
Long jump 7.05 m (+1.2 m/s) Lorraine Ugen 1 July 2018 Birmingham [12]
Hammer throw 72.02 m Sophie Hitchon 1 July 2018 Birmingham [13]

See alsoEdit

List of British athletics champions

ReferencesEdit

  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 (25 August 2019). "National championships round-up: records broken at British and Swiss Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Pole Vault Results". UKA. 4 September 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  6. ^ Jon Mulkeen (25 August 2019). "National championships round-up: records broken at British and Swiss Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  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. ^ Jon Mulkeen (25 August 2019). "National championships round-up: records broken at British and Swiss Championships". IAAF. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  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.