UK Athletics confirms that Manchester will host the UK Athletics Championships and World Trials on the weekend of July 8-9.

More than 800 athletes are expected to compete at the event which will see athletes battle for both UK Championship titles and the potential for selection to the GB & NI team for the World Championships in Budapest later August 19-27.

The UK Athletics Championships is the pinnacle competition of domestic athletics in the country, and hundreds of athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators are expected to be a part of the event which is being hosted at Manchester Regional Arena Track for the fourth consecutive year. The entire event will also be shown across the BBC’s multi-media platforms.

The event will contain some incredibly exciting line-ups with a host of Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s medallists from both the Tokyo Olympic Games as well as last year’s hat trick of major Championships; the World Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the European Championships.

UKA’s Strategic Lead for Major Events Cherry Alexander said, “We are delighted to be returning to Manchester this summer for our National Championships. They have been brilliant partners to the event since they began hosting it in the challenging environment of 2020.

“Some of the most memorable moments from our National Championships have taken place here at Manchester including some cracking middle-distance dustups, and that wonderful pole vault record by Holly Bradshaw, and they remain one of the sport’s most supportive event partners.

“We know we can put on a great Championship and World Trial, and we are counting the weeks until we get back to the Regional Arena Track!”

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