Archive | October, 2017

Northern Athletics Funding Booklet

On behalf of the Northern Athletics Board please find our *booklet prepared in support of our proposals for Northern Athletics to be funded by the athletes of the North.  The booklet hopefully explains in detail the history behind these decisions, the reasoning for them but moreover the need to create a new era for this […]

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NA Annual Open Meeting 2017

The Annual Open Meeting of Northern Athletics will be held on Saturday 11th November 2017 at ‘The Longfords’, Longford Park Athletics Stadium, Stretford, Manchester M21 9TA at 11.00am. A buffet lunch will be served at approximately 1.00pm followed by the North of England Track & Field League Annual General Meeting at 1.30pm Voting for the […]

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From left to right: Abbie Donnelly, Gemma Holloway and Rochelle Harrison, Lincoln Wellington winners of the senior womens

Lincoln Wellington the top act at NA cross country relays

Lincoln Wellington were once again the top act as far as the senior competitions were concerned at the Northern Athletics Cross-Country Relay Championships held at a wind-swept Graves Park, Sheffield. The men’s quartet of Joe Wilkinson, Tom Straw, Shane Robinson and Matt Bowser were defending the title the club won last year while the women’s […]

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Margaret Watson

Recently NECAA lost one of its most popular and experienced officials. Margaret Watson in her 80th year, passed away on Wednesday October 11th after a short illness. Margaret became an UKA official in 1989, and car lifts allowing was present week in week out throughout the year at enduranceand track events. For the last few […]

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Harold Wood, Wigan miner, World-ranked marathon runner

Sam Ferris and Ernie Harper are understandably the best remembered British marathon runners of the 1920s and 1930s. Both of them were Olympic silver-medallists. Yet neither won as many marathons as did the much lesser known Harold Wood, who raced the distance on 29 occasions from 1924 to 1939 and was victorious 13 times. The […]

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David Crosdale

David Crosdale 1944-2017

Northern Athletics are saddened to learn of the death of David Crosdale on 16th October 2017, following the reoccurrence of a previous illness. David was a long time active member of Blackley North Manchester AC, he was an a coach and an active timekeeper within the North. Our thoughts are with his wife Elaine and […]

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