History

Athletes and events

Harry Barker Remembering a neglected Salford Olympian:

The parson and the policemen: Northern pioneers of 19th Century hammer-throwing

Roy Sandstrom’s memories of a British 100 metres record of 1956

John Dodd, Why did the British selectors of the 1930s persistently ignore the No.1 high jumper and No.2 pole vaulter?

Rex Whitworth, On Olympic stand-by, the Manchester-born doctor dedicated to community care.

Joe Birkett When a ray of sunlight shone on British vaulting:

William Summers, the unfairly treated Yorkshire sprinter of the early 1930s

Harold Porter, Yorkshire’s lost medalist from the “Chariots of Fire” Games

Osward Groenings  A versatile exponent of England’s enterprise:

James (“Jem”) Sherdon the mystery miler of the Victorian era.

Walter Beavers why was he denied Olympic selection?

Bob Birrell another Birrell brother becomes the best in Britain

Robert Hawkey, The North-East’s forgotten Olympic triple-jumper

Leslie Pinder, the mystery all-rounder

Jack Potts, “The Gateshead Clipper”, the North-East’s neglected hero

Walter Rangeley, –one of the great Northern sprinters of byegone times

Frank Cross – Lancashire’s World-leading half-miler of the 1880s

Sandra Dyson The elegant Lancashire lass whose World record paved the way for Sally Gunnell

Harry Webster Harry Webster, champion race-walker of the 1870s. But was it “unfair going”?

A brief account of a forgotten World record.

History of the Liverpool Marathon

Douglas Lowe, Swing Lowe, but the greatest champion of all said “No!”. A literary mystery

Harold Wood, Wigan miner, World-ranked marathon runner

Walter Henderson stalwart of the high jump and hammer and a discus international at 43

Alice Woods: one of the first British women sprinters of renown

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

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