Archive | December 31, 2017

Marc Scott Richmond & Zetland, NA 10k road running champion for 2017 with NA President Kevin Carr

Northern Athletics 10k Championships Ribble Valley

Despite the best efforts of Storm Dylan, Clitheroe was a mild 8 degrees in winter sunshine. The centre of attention was obviously the 2 Rio Olympians, Laura Weightman and Jonny Brownlee, amongst the 1500 entered athletes. The race was away on time, with the efficient Blackburn Harriers organisation coping with the more than usual late […]

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The North of England’s first national champions of the 19th Century

Amateur athletics rapidly developed in the second half of the 19th Century in the North of England as factory-workers and the emerging middle classes sought respite on their Saturday afternoons off from their jobs in the throes of the Industrial Revolution. Cross-country running gained enormously in popularity from the 1870s onwards, though by then it […]

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