Athlete Information – Müller British Athletics Championships 2020

Event: Müller British Athletics Championships

Date: Friday 4th & Saturday 5th September 2020

Location: Manchester Regional Arena, Manchester


Click here for timetable & entries list.  Please note the timetable is correct as of 28th August but is subject to change.

Call Room Times

Athlete call room times are as follows:

Athletes Call Room Schedule – Friday MBAC 2020
Athletes Call Room Schedule – Saturday MBAC 2020

Athlete Guidelines

What to expect when you arrive at the Manchester Regional Arena – Important Athlete Guidelines – MBAC v2

How to watch the event

The Müller British Athletics Championships will be broadcast live on Friday night on BBC2, 1800-2100 and Saturday afternoon on BBC1, 1315-1630.

For events outside BBC airtime, clips and full races will be posted across the British Athletics website and social media channels.

Athlete Support Accreditation

For any coach accreditation queries please contact Yannick Phippen –

Entry Standards

10.44 100m 11.89
21.15 200m 24.26
47.37 400m 54.45
1:49.36 800m 2:06.75
3:43.19 1500m 4:20.87
13:57.39 5000m 16:06.02
8:48.32 3000m SC 10:50.14
14.55 110mH/100mH 13.66
52.38 400mH 59.15
2.16 High Jump 1.83
5.05 Pole Vault 3.96
7.55 Long Jump 6.29
15.90 Triple Jump 12.87
16.38 Shot Put 15.39
53.00 Discus 46.48
65.82 Hammer 61.81
68.25 Javelin 47.16
By Invitation 5000m Walk By Invitation

Standards to be achieved from 1st June 2019 until 23rd August 2020.

Please note with the unique circumstances in 2020 – especially with the 5000m races where there is no opportunity to race over the distance before the Müller British Athletics Championships;  form over the whole of the qualifying period over a variety of distances has also been used to offer athletes an invitation. 5k road times alone will not count , as in the past, however 3000m times of 8:00.00 (Men) and 9:15.00 (Women) achieved in 2020 will give an athlete direct entry to the Championships.



Q) What should I do if I have obtained the qualifying standard but my name is not among the list of invitees?
A) Please contact Ian Hodge – 07711 731370

Q) What should I do if I am among the list of invitees for the Müller British Athletics Championships, but have not received an invitation?
A) Please contact Kate Channon – as your contact details might not be up to date on the British Athletics database.

Q) Should I enquire about an invitation if I am very close to the standard?
A) Yes you should, please contact Kate Channon – If a particular event incurs a number of withdrawals it can become necessary to supplement non-qualifiers. In this scenario the best “non-automatic qualifier” at that moment in time will be given first option and thereafter in descending order from the year lists.

Q) What is the closing date for accepting invitations to the Müller British Athletics Championships?
A) The deadline for accepting your invitation is Midnight (GMT) Sunday 23 August 2020.

Q) When will I see a timetable for the Müller British Athletics Championships?
A) We anticipate it will be available on the British Athletics website approximately one month before the event.

Q) When will a full competitors list be available?
A) A list of invitees will be published in July; however, it will be subject to change as athletes newly qualify or decline their invitation. Athletes must accept their invitation within 14 days of being issued in order to be confirmed in the Championships. The deadline for accepting your invitation is Midnight (GMT) Sunday 23rd August 2020.

Q) What competition wear am I expected to compete in?
A) As this event is the British Championships, athletes MUST wear the current vest of their first claim affiliated club, University, County or their Regional or National sponsor vest. The club concerned must be the one which in terms of Rule 2 (6) caters for that particular discipline of athletics. There will be no exceptions.

Q) Is the Müller British Athletics Championships an Open or Closed Championship?
A) The Müller British Athletics Championships is a Closed Championships so only athletes eligible to compete for Great Britain & Northern Ireland can complete.

Other Information

Invitations to compete at the Müller British Athletics Championships are sent to senior and under 20 athletes only. In exceptional circumstance athletes from the Under 18 age group will also be accepted via agreement with their national event coach.

Certain athletes will have qualified in two (or more) events and may only see their name listed in one. This is because we offer you what is assumed to be your preferred event but we are agreeable to switch you to another if you so wish.

Hand timed performances in the 60m, 100m, 200m, and sprint hurdles THAT ALSO HAVE A LEGAL WIND SPEED will be accepted as qualifying performances – as will times in mixed races. We appreciate that many horizontal jumps competitions take place without wind gauges and as such will accept them as qualifiers – provided the athlete has reasonable back up marks.

(Updated 9th July 2020)