AW 19.03.20 (published: 19/03/2020) 19.03.2020


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AW 19.03.20


DIGEST
6  Coronavirus puts athletes’ plans on hold
7  Olympic Games in doubt due to pandemic
8  Virus uncertainty puts future of English Schools AA in danger
9  Runners embrace virtual running challenges
10  Continental Cup is no more but it left plenty of great memories

ACTION
14 ENGLISH SCHOOLS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS
In the last major domestic athletics event for some time, around 2000 of the nation’s top teenage athletes relished the occasion at Sefton Park and fought out some terrific races

SPOTLIGHT
26 BATHURST – ONE YEAR TO GO
Euan Crumley looks at the preparations for the 2021 World Cross Country Championships in Australia
42 NATIONAL ATHLETICS LEAGUE
After the merging of the BAL and UKWL we take a look at the new competition, which is due to start in May, coronavirus permitting

THE BIG INTERVIEW
30 NIC COWARD
Jason Henderson finds out about the background and plans of the current chair of UK Athletics

OLYMPIC MEMORIES
36 SHELLY-ANN FRASER-PRYCE
Jamaican sprinter looks back at her performances at the greatest show on earth

PERFORMANCE
47 Warm-ups – John Shepherd looks at whether beetroot juice can benefit sprinters, hurdlers and field eventers
48 Winter to spring transition by Matt Long

RESULTS & FIXTURES
50 Results round-up includes the Bath Half-Marathon and English Age Group Combined Events Indoor Champs 59 What’s On fixtures guide – but please check with the organiser that your event is actually on due to coronavirus

REGULARS
12 UKA VIEW
Donna Fraser on the logistics of introducing steeplechase barrier height changes for different age groups
29 HAVE YOUR SAY
Readers voice their opinion on the ongoing shoes saga and the UK Sport inquiry into UKA
62 DIP FINISH
Jamal Lewis went from English Schools cross-country silver medallist to goal of the month contender with Norwich City

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