6th December 2021

Essential Updates For Athletes Targeting Major Championships In 2022

UK Athletics has confirmed the key selection principles that will help athletes target major championship selection in 2022.

The principles outline the key dates, trials and automatic selection processes for the World Athletics Championships in Oregon 15-24 July and the European Athletics Championships in Munich 15-21 August ahead of the full selection policies being published later this month.

With the exception of the marathon event, athletes will not be precluded from competing in multiple Championships and UK Athletics will endeavour to select the strongest possible team for both Championships.

Key Information

World Athletics Championships 15-24 July

Trial Events:

Marathon: 2021 London Marathon – 1 automatic position available

10,000m: 2022 Night of 10,000m PBs, 14th May 2022 – 2 automatic positions available

20km Race Walk: Event venue tbc, weekend of 30th April OR 7th May 2022– 2 automatic positions available

Combined Events – No Trial event*

35km Race Walk – No Trial event*

All other events – Muller British Athletics Championships Manchester, 24th-26th June 2022 – 2 automatic positions available

Selection will take place on 27th June.


European Athletics Championships 15-21 August

Trial Events:

Marathon: 2022 Manchester Marathon**, 3rd April 2022 – 2 automatic positions available (elite entry process will be confirmed soon)

All other events: No Trial event

Selection to take place after World Championships on 1st August.


*Given the limited qualification opportunities for these disciplines, there will be no specified trial in order to provide athletes the flexibility to target specific events that will best support them to achieve a qualification standard.

**Athletes that have achieved the standards outlined here (www.manchestermarathon.co.uk/ways-to-participate/elite-entries/) should email elites@humanrace.co.uk to secure their entry. For general questions about the Trial race please contact England Athletics Road Running Manager, Tom Craggs on tcraggs@englandathletics.org