21st February 2020


This weekend’s SPAR British Athletics Indoor Championships (Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 February) will be live streamed via both britishathletics.org.uk and the BBC Sport website.

Heading to Scotland for the very first time, the championships will see some of the best athletes in the country go head to head over two days of action at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena.

Both days of the championships will be shown live on the British Athletics website, with BBC Sport also broadcasting the stream via their website and BBC iPlayer.

Live commentary will be provided by established broadcaster and commentator Kris Temple and six-time international 800m medallist Jenny Meadows.

Among those set to turn out are world finalists Josh Kerr (Danny Mackey, Edinburgh) – who opts to compete over 800m instead of his favoured 1500m – and Abigail Irozuru (Sale Harriers), with Irozuru bidding to win her first British indoor title for some five years following a fantastic 2019 season.

Another who enjoyed a memorable world championships in Doha having finished seventh, Tom Bosworth (Andi Drake, Tonbridge) aims for a sixth-straight British indoor title in the 5000m Race Walk, while namesake Tom Gale (Denis Doyle, Bath) will hope to continue the fine indoor season which has so far seen him clear the Olympic qualifying mark of 2.33m.

Fresh from an eye-catching win in 51.57 at last weekend’s Muller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow, Jessie Knight (Marina Armstrong, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow) will have her sights set on the 400m title as she heads into this weekend as British #1 and world #3.

Also featuring on the track are world junior 200m record holder Amy Hunt (Joe McDonnell, Charnwood), Scottish 60m record holder Alisha Rees (Leon Baptiste, Edinburgh), multi-British internationals Guy Learmonth (Henry Gray, Lasswade), Morgan Lake (Eldon Lake, Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow), Jazmin Sawyers (Lance Brauman, City of Stoke) and Commonwealth Games and European indoor medallist Melissa Courtney-Bryant (Rob Denmark, Poole AC).

British Athletics Major Events Director, Cherry Alexander OBE said:

“We have worked with the BBC to showcase the championships via live stream for some years now, and pleasingly the viewing figures from last year’s championships once again served to continue the trend of year-on-year increases when it comes to overall views and the average time spent tuning in.

“While there is now no World Athletics Indoor Championships to target this year, there are still national titles, British silverware, world athletics ranking points and much more up for grabs, so we expect it to be yet another hugely competitive and exciting championships that we are delighted to be able to broadcast via multiple platforms.”