he stars of British athletics will descend on Manchester as the season continues to kick into gear with the UK Athletics Championships.
A hectic summer schedule is on the horizon, with the World Championships in July followed by the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and then the European Athletics Championships in the space of little over a month.
It means there is form to be found and markers to be put down over the next three days, with plenty to look forward to on the opening day of the meeting.
Both the men’s and women’s 100 metre events get underway on Friday with the first round of races. Dina Asher-Smith will as ever attract much of the attention, though there is plenty of excitement surrounding Reece Prescod too.
The 26-year-old became the first European man this year to go under 10 seconds in the 100m, and posted the third fastest time ever by a Briton, when he ran a 9.93sec at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava last month.
Laura Muir gets her 1500m campaign underway, while the first five events of the decathlon take place too.
Here’s all you need to know about the opening day…
UK Athletics Championships date, UK start time and venue
The 2022 UK Athletics Championship takes place from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26.
The meeting will be held at the Manchester Regional Arena.
Friday’s action on the opening day of the championship gets underway at 2pm BST with the decathlon 100m, before the meeting comes to a conclusion on Sunday afternoon with the women’s 800m final.
How to watch the UK Athletics Championships
TV channel: Live coverage of all three days will be available on the BBC Red Button.
Live stream: TV licence fee-payers can stream the action via the BBC iPlayer, and the BBC Sport website and app.
UK Athletics Championships schedule
All times BST.
Friday, June 24 (Day one)
2pm – Decathlon 100m2:40pm – Decathlon long jump4pm – Men’s 400m hurdles (round 1)4:12pm – Decathlon shot put4:30pm – Men’s 100m (round 1)5:35pm – Women’s 100m (round 1)6pm – Decathlon high jump6:20pm – Women’s 400m (round 1)6:50pm – Men’s 400m (round 1)7:20pm – Men’s 1500m (round 1)7:44pm – Women’s 1500m (round 1)8:10pm – Women’s U20 3000m (final)8:25pm – Men’s U20 3000m (final)8:40pm – Decathlon 400m
Full entry lists can be viewed here.