Winchester Athletes

Commonwealth opportunity for Winchester athletes

Three Winchester & District Athletics Club (WADAC) star athletes have been selected for the Commonwealth Youth Games in Trinidad later in the summer.

Annie Mann (17) competes in the 1,500m, Alex Beck(16) in the 400m and Arabella Wilson (16) in the 400m hurdles. The fabulous three use the University of Winchester's Sports Stadium in Bar End as their training base and two of the...


Eilish McColgan – My Must-Have Travel Bag Essentials

Being a professional athlete, my job is not only to run fast but to look after every part of my body from head to toe. One slight problem or imbalance can have a huge knock-on effect to my performance.

There is no doubt that my feet have been an issue throughout my career. Suffering from serious injuries which required surgery in 2011 and 2015, it made me realise how careful I need...

Women's sport, athletics

Athletics: September date for rearranged British Championships

The British Athletics Championships, which were due to be held in June, will now take place on 4-5 September.

UK Athletics confirmed the date change and admitted the event will have to take place behind closed doors.

They are also hopeful the Diamond League meeting in Gateshead, originally set for 16 August, can also go ahead in September.

Chief executive, Joanna...

Team GB Mental Health Awareness

Team GB and British Red Cross celebrate kindness to support Mental Health Awareness Week

Team GB has joined up with its Official Charity Partner British Red Cross to celebrate kindness during Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 18-24 May.

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the official theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘kindness’.

‘Kindness is What Makes Us’ features a host of Team GB athletes from nine summer and winter sports...

Jumping from Sand to Scrubs - How Wales’ Sarah Abrams Balanced her Athletic and Medical Careers During the Pandemic

I first met Sarah Abrams in America when I was 18 and she was 19. She was the roommate of a teammate of mine at Harvard. Sarah was a long-jumper on the ‘Track’ team, as it’s called in the U.S. When you meet Sarah you can immediately tell she’s a performance athlete. First, there’s her height. While that might be the most obvious giveaway, there are several other telltale clues. She is at once...