Athletics Weekly April 2021 (published: 01/04/2021) April 2021


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Athletics Weekly April 2021


DIGEST

8          Picture special – Switzerland’s Ajla Del Ponte out in front in the women’s 60m 

10        Have your say on the future of athletics

11        London Marathon looks for “missing piece of the jigsaw”

12        New Continental Tour event being planned for Manchester 

14        Andrew Heyes wants athletes’ voice to be heard when it comes to selection                      

16        New books offering running inspiration

 

TALKING POINT

18        Toni Minichiello insists the education of coaches is being missed 

 

EUROPEAN INDOORS

20        A look at the good, bad and concerning issues from an eventful championships in Poland

26        The mayhem that comes with athletics mascots

 

EURO STARS

28        Jakob Ingebrigtsen outlines his plan to reach the very summit of his sport

34        Femke Bol at the forefront of some very exciting Dutch developments

38        Amy-Eloise Markovc on feeling like she belongs in the heat of competition           

 

STATISTICS

40        Statto Steve picks out the 10 best European Indoors performers of all time

YOUNG ATHLETES

42        The training squad aiming to help develop British talent

 

INTERVIEW

44        Georgie Hartigan on why her switch to run for Ireland has opened up opportunity  

 

MY GREATEST RACE

46        Ann Packer recalls an unexpected golden 800m moment in Tokyo 

 

CLUBS IN CRISIS?

48        One year on from the first lockdown, how have British clubs coped with Covid-19?

 

ME AND MY CLUB

54        Marilyn Okoro outlines how Shaftesbury Barnet changed her life 

 

COLLEGE LIFE

56        After another amazing championships, we look at the NCAA scene in America

 

A DAY AT THE TRACK

60        Author Michael Stocks on what it takes to tackle a 24-hour race

 

ASK THE ATHLETE

64        Former Olympic champion Sally Gunnell answers your questions

 

PERFORMANCE

66        The latest news and research

68        Coach Lewis Moses urges athletes not to take their eyes off the prize

72        Why the dialogue around how women train needs to change  

76        The Art Of...Triple Jump. John Shepherd takes a hop, step and a jump

80        How They Train – with Australian endurance athlete Stewart McSweyn 

82        Physio Paul Hobrough on the need to stop your hamstrings from multi-tasking

84        Running shoe guru Paul Freary is first to review some eagerly-anticipated new footwear

 

RESULTS

90        Steve Smythe picks out March’s highlights

 

CLOSING STRETCH

94        A Lap With…Holly Mills

95        Test your knowledge with our quiz

96        Have Your Say: readers’ letters 

97        What to look out for this month

98        Dip Finish 

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