5th March 2018


• Celebrating its 130th edition, the British Championships returns to the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham once again
• Alongside the crowning of British champions, the championships will also serve as the Athletics World Cup and European trials
• Tickets available via www.britishathletics.org.uk

Fresh on the back of yet another scintillating indoor season of athletics which culminated in yesterday’s final session of athletics at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, tickets for this summer’s British Championships have today gone on sale to the public.

Hosted at the Alexander Stadium, the championships bring the best in Britain head to head over two days of action, with 18 disciplines for both men and women culminating in 36 British champions being crowned on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July.

Furthermore, while the championships always double up as the official British trials ahead of the summer’s major international championship (world, European or Olympic Games), 2018’s edition will also have the added spice of seeing British team spots decided for the following weekend’s inaugural modern-day Athletics World Cup.

In order to qualify for the latter athletes’ simple need to come first in their discipline, with no requirement for a qualifying mark.

Also on sale today is the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham (18 August) at the Alexander Stadium, with the international Diamond League fixture bringing the world’s best athletes back to Birmingham for the eighth consecutive year before the series reaches its finale over two finals in Brussels and Zurich.

Chief Executive of UK Athletics, Niels de Vos:

“With the indoor season and a terrific IAAF World Indoor Championships now behind us it is now full steam ahead to the outdoor season, starting with the British Championships.
“We have some fantastic ideas in mind to try and make this year’s edition of the championships one of the best ever, while the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham will see the world’s best athletes head to Birmingham once again, many of whom will have enjoyed success at the European Championships a week beforehand.”

On the championships also serving as the British trials for the Athletics World Cup, de Vos added:

“The announcement of the Athletics World Cup back in January was hugely exciting for the sport, so the additional news of the British Championships serving as the official trials for both the European Champions and the Athletics World Cup will add another dimension to the weekend which is sure to get the excitement racing.”