Letter from Chair of East Midlands Council

Posted by Administrator on Mon 29 January 2018

 Opportunity to enter 3 mile trials for the Championships

The Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon is the official British Athletics three-mile road championships for young athletes aged between 11 and 17. It takes place on 22nd April 2018 prior to the main marathon event.

The course is three miles long, stretching from London's Old Billingsgate to The Mall. The event is open to entrants from the nine regions of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, and will include teams from all 33 London Boroughs.

Previous winners of the Mini London Marathon and Mini Wheelchair Marathon include four-time Olympic Games gold medallist Mo Farah, and competitors from the London 2012 Paralympics – silver medallist Shelly Woods and David Weir, winner of four Paralympic gold medals and a record seven London Marathons. There are also races for ambulant and para athletes.

This is your chance for your club and athletes to be selected for the regional team going to London 

The Regional (East Midlands) Chair of England Athletics has written to all clubs and counties in the East Midlands

"To Club and County Secretaries

Trials for the East Midlands team for the 2018 London Mini Marathon will take place at County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester on Sunday 4th March. The first 6 in each race (U13, U15 and U17) will earn the opportunity to represent the East Midlands in the Virgin Money Giving London Mini Marathon (also the British 3 Mile Road Championships) which takes place on the morning of the Marathon itself (Sunday 22nd April). Entries, which should be made on the attached form, close on 1/3/18.

 Boys and Girls – Under 13

·         Must be at least 11 years old on 22 April 2018

  • Born between 1 September 2004 and 22 April 2007

Boys and Girls – Under 15

  • Born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2004

Boys and Girls – Under 17

  • Must be aged under 18 on 22 April 2018
  • Born between 23 April 2000 and 31 August 2002
The Mini Marathon is a great experience for any young athlete and the trial is a good opportunity to compete against the best young runners in the region.

 A list of current entries can be found at: http://lran.org.uk/virgin-money-giving-london-mini-marathon-entries

 If you have any questions about the Mini Marathon, more information is available here:https://www.minimarathon.co.uk/en/

 Questions about the trial can be addressed to John Skevington, East Midlands Team Manager (john.skevington@hotmail.com).

 Kind regards

 Dave Lodwick

East Midlands Regional Council"