Race-walking in its formative years of the 1860s and 1870s was something of a hit-or-miss affair. There were no properly formulated rules regarding the methods used by competitors, and so the times achieved – some of them quite remarkable – need to be regarded with caution. One of the most prolific “record-breakers” of that era […]
Archive | August, 2017
Clubs, athletes and all volunteers should be aware that Northern Athletics has (for the past 3 years) been trying to reach agreement, with England Athletics, on how the area association can be sustained. NA ChairmanTony Wood’s recent statement was published on the NA web site and Facebook page, and was widely shared. This week’s Athletics […]
Dave Hewitson has once again kindly supplied us with a selection of photos from the 2017 Northern Athletics Under 17s championships held at Leigh on 19/20 August 2017. More photos from this event will be available on Dave’s own website Sport for all pic later this week.
Sandra Dyson had just set a World record and told “Athletics Weekly” that “if anyone wishes to organise another 400 metres hurdles – late in the season, of course – I would be delighted to run”. The Coca Cola international meeting at Crystal Palace in September of that year of 1971 would have provided an […]
You will all be aware that for many years now Northern Athletics has tried to balance its professional approach to our sport in the North with the need to provide excellent competition for all our athletes on all surfaces whilst trying to bridge the gap between the clubs and our national governing body England Athletics. […]
All of us at Northern Athletics are deeply saddened to report the death of Northern & Lincolnshire Timekeeper Arthur Fox, on 8th August 2017. Arthur was a lovely man and a dedicated official who was an ever present at Northern events. He also officiated at the highest National levels alongside club, county and schools events. In […]