11th February 2023
FINAL ENTRIES CONFIRMED FOR THE 2023 UK ATHLETICS INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
With just over a week to go before the 2023 UK Athletics Indoor Championships at the Utilita Arena in Birmingham (18-19 February 2023), final entries have been confirmed.
Over 500 athletes will compete across the two days of action with prestigious national titles on the line, and places on the plane to next month’s European Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey also up for grabs.
The women’s 400m will be one to watch in Birmingham with current UK lead Nicole Yeargin (coach: Boogie Johnson, club: Pitreavie), fresh from setting a Scottish indoor record [51.02] last month, eyeing a first UK Indoor title. She will face strong competition from the likes of Ama Pipi (Marco Airale, Enfield and Haringey) and Laviai Nielsen (Enfield and Haringey).
World finalist Cindy Sember (Chris Johnson, Woodford Green Essex Ladies) will lead the entries for the women’s 60m hurdles, while David King (Tim O’Neil, City of Plymouth) and Andrew Pozzi (Stratford-upon-Avon) will go head-to-head in the men’s event.
World medallist Laura Muir (Andy Young, Dundee Hawkhill) is on the entry list in Birmingham, while Melissa Courtney-Bryant (Rob Denmark, Poole), Hannah Nuttall (Helen Clitheroe, Charnwood) and Katie Snowden (Herne Hill) who all clocked European Indoors qualifying standards over 3000m at the World Indoor Tour meeting in Boston, are all on the entries list for the 3000m. Amy-Eloise Markovc (Rob Denmark, Wakefield), the 2021 European Indoors champion has also accepted her invitation for the event.
After setting an outright UK record in the high jump last weekend with her 1.99m clearance in the Czech Republic, Morgan Lake (Robbie Grabarz, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow) headlines the women’s high jump event. Commonwealth Games finalist Laura Zialor (Jade Surman, Marshall Milton Keynes) won the UK indoor title last year, so will be looking to replicate that form next weekend.
Also in the field events, multiple UK champion Naomi Metzger (Aston Moore, Trafford) will be eyeing another women’s triple jump title at the Utilita Arena as she leads the way in the field.
Thousands of tickets have already been snapped up by fans, get hold of your tickets so you don’t miss out on the return of athletics to Birmingham next weekend. Tickets start from just £13 for adults, £11 for seniors/students and only £8 for juniors – hospitality is SOLD OUT.