Archive | September, 2017

History of the Liverpool Marathon

A Grand National, a tour de force, a wonderful success – well, almost – and 90 years later Sam would still have been 5th ! Marathon races in Liverpool with some form of civic backing have been held intermittently since 1927, and in that first promotion of 90 years ago the winner was Sam Ferris […]

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A brief account of a forgotten World record.

The Blaydon racer lost to history in dark blue shadows A brief account of a forgotten World record  Brendan Foster wasn’t the first athletics World record-holder from the North East when he ran his 7:35.2 for 3000 metres at the Gateshead Stadium on 3 August 1974 – not even by a century or so. Jack […]

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