7th February 2017


7 February 2017

British Athletics has announced that the British Athletics Indoor Team Trials will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 February.

The event takes place at the EIS – Sheffield and will feature many of the country’s best athletes as they battle it out for a place on the British Athletics Team at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade at the start of March, as well as the honour of being crowned British champion.

Both days of the championships will be shown live on the BBC Sport website, with key moments from the event also being shown via Facebook Live on the British Athletics page.

Live commentary will be provided by Kris Temple and Adrian Chrismas with in-depth analysis also being given by world and European medallist Jenny Meadows.

Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be one of the star attractions in Sheffield as she competes in the 60m hurdles and long jump, whilst reigning European indoor champion Richard Kilty lines up in the men’s 60m and Rio 2016 Olympic medallist Asha Philip takes the track in the women’s sprint.

The men’s 60m hurdles will be one of the most hotly contested events of the weekend as world leader Andrew Pozzi faces training partner David Omoregie amongst others. Eilidh Doyle is another athlete in great form, with the 400m hurdles specialist hoping to win the British title in the women’s flat 400m event.

In the field, the women’s long jump will be one of the highlights with Johnson-Thompson going up against Olympic finalist and European silver medallist Jazmin Sawyers and world indoor bronze medallist Lorraine Ugen.

British Athletics Major Events Director Terry Colton said: “We’re really pleased the British Athletics Indoor Team Trials will reach anybody who wasn’t able to get a ticket or isn’t able to make it to Sheffield this weekend. Some of the best athletes in the country will be competing and it will be a great weekend of athletics, the support of the BBC will enable us to showcase the event to more people than ever.”