Archive | January 31, 2016

Joe Lancaster, left, training the Manchester City squad with, centre, Malcolm Allison and, right, former mile world record-holder Derek Ibbotson

Joe Lancaster:

The legendary Joe Lancaster died last month at his home in Italy aged 89. Joe started running for Manchester Athletic Club in 1949 and six years later set the World 2 Hour Record covering 22 miles 418 yards finishing 140 yards ahead of Gordon Pirie. He contracted TB and turned his energy into training others, […]

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Under 13 Boys medal winners with Mayor of Blackburn Faryad Hussain, Tommy Dawson, , Scott Nutter and Sam Almond

NA Cross Country Champs Return to Blackburn

Witton Park again proved its status as one of the best cross country venues in the country with the the Northern Championships 2016 providing an excellent and tough test for all the athletes. The race route was described by many as a true cross country course and the wintry conditions of mud, hail and rain […]

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