Eilish and Jake lined up for Muller British Champs in Manchester

Sunday 12th July 2020

Qualifying standards for Muller British Champs 2020

Several Great Britain and Northern Ireland stars have confirmed their participation at the Müller British Athletics Championships which will take place on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September.

Among those athletes who have committed to the Championships to date are eight finalists from the 2019 World Athletics Championships and six reigning British outdoor champions.

In terms of top Scots, World Champs finalists Eilish McColgan and Jake Wightman are among those who have committed so far to being in Manchester.

Eilish is a three-time British gold medallist outdoors while Jake – fifth in the men’s 1500m at the 2019 World Athletics Championships – is ready for a tilt at his first outdoor British title following two silvers and a bronze medal since 2016.

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At last, I am delighted to commence the announcements of athletes who will be competing at the Müller British Athletics Championships in September at the Manchester Regional Arena,’ said Cherry Alexander, Major Events Director for British Athletics.

‘There has been a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes to make the organisation and delivery of this event possible. We are delighted to be welcoming our world class athletes back to competition in Manchester.

‘These are unprecedented times so the Championships will have a different feel to them this year, but we will do everything possible to make this a special event for the athletes and coaches, and the fans watching on the BBC.’

The format and shape of the competition and guidelines that will be adhered to for competitors and those helping to stage the championship will be subject to the government guidelines in place and will be communicated in due course.

The Müller British Athletics Championships will be broadcast live on Friday night on BBC2, 6.30pm to 9pm and Saturday, afternoon on BBC1, 1.15pm to 4.30pm.

Both Jake and Eilish featured in our Coaching Conversations Series as they chatted about their life in athletics and the influence of their parents/coaches – in their case, one and the same!

Tags: British Athletics, British Champs, British Champs 2020, Eilish McColgan, Jake Wightman, Manchester

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