By El-Amisty Nobo

A mandatory condition has been issued for British athletes aiming at selection for major championships.

Athletes vying for British team selection for the World Indoors will be required to compete at the British Championships, the governing body said, with British Athletics also confirming that the outdoor British Championships will be mandatory for those targeting British team places for August’s European Championships.

“2018 will build on the success of 2017, when over one million tickets were sold for UK athletics events, showing that the appetite for track and field remains very strong,” said UK Athletics chief executive Niels de Vos.

“Elsewhere we have already had massive pre-sale interest in our new summer event “The Meet”, an event we expect will deliver another Olympic Stadium sell-out.

Asha Philip [2017 100m-British-Trials] - PHOTO by Mark Shearman
Asha Philip [2017 100m-British-Trials] – PHOTO by Mark Shearman
“2018 will be the year we elevate both our British national championships, starting in February with the bold step of taking the indoor championships to a world class venue [Birmingham], just two weeks out from the already largely sold out IAAF World Indoor Championships at the same venue.”

Key events [2018]

February 17-18: British Athletics Indoor Championships

February 25: Müller Indoor Grand Prix Glasgow

June 30 – July 1: British Athletics Championships

July 14: The Para Meet and The Meet

July 21-22: Müller Anniversary Games

August 18: Müller Grand Prix Birmingham

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