Derek Ibbotson

Derek Ibbotson MBE

Derek Ibbotson, one of Yorkshire’s finest sportsman, has died (Feb 23rd), aged 84, in a Lupset care home after suffering from dementia for the last few years. Ibbotson won a bronze medal at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne behind Vladimir Kuts and his Great Britain team mate Gordon Pirie. Derek Ibbotson always said he had […]

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Georgia Taylor, Claire Duck & Hattie Archer

NA Cross Country Champs Photos

Dave Hewitson has once again kindly supplied us with a selection of photos from the 2017 Northern Athletics cross country championships held at Knowsley. I think the photos catch what was a excellent day of cross country running at a splendid venue Sport for all pic

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Some of the officials who make it happen on the day

NA Cross Country Championships Report

Ben Connor bridged an 11-year-gap between titles to win the Northern Athletics’ Senior Men’s Cross Country crown at muddy Knowsley Safari Park, writes Trevor Baxter. But only 12 months after claiming the senior women’s accolade at Witton Park, Blackburn, Claire Duck returned to the Championships to defend her senior women’s title. Both winners made running […]

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New young athletes 5k road running championships

Northern Athletics are pleased to announce new 5k road running championships for under 17s and 15s. The championships races which will be held prior to the 12 & 6 stage relays at Blackpool on 25th March. The races will be held in the morning before the relays and will consist of championship 5K individual races […]

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Mick Maleedy

Mick Maleedy

Mick Maleedy, the last surviving member of the Sutton Harriers team which dominated cross country running after the Second World War, has died aged 88 . Mick was the West Lancs junior champion in 1948 and 1949 when he was drafted into the senior team for the 1949 Northern and National teams leading the team […]

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NA team Report Brussels 2016

For the second successive year, Northern Athletics elected to send teams to the Iris Brussels Cross. A great event which sees quality athletes from across Europe (and Africa) come together soon after the European Cross and what has recently shown to be a springboard for Northern athletes on to the International radar. This year NA […]

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