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Consultation review

Read this article as PDF Following our announcement in the summer of 2017 that Northern Athletics needed to consider ways of funding itself, given the failure of England Athletics to commit to grant funding us beyond April 2019, we launched our booklet ‘Your support, Our survival, Your future’ that sought to detail and justify a […]

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Barbara Sherman

‘We were saddened to hear of the death of Barbara Sherman, the  wife of Mike Sherman, one of our leading photo finish officials, who has passed away following a long illness. Mike would like to thank all those of you who have expressed their concern and offered support during her illness. Our thoughts and sympathy […]

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Roy West

Roy West

It is with regret that we must inform you of the death of Roy West who died on the 4th February 2018 Aged 84 years He was a popular and well-known athletics starter in the North East of England. He retired from the sport in 2012 but remained in contact with many Northern officials. A […]

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From left to right: Lauren Howarth (Leight Harriers) 2nd, Mhairi Maclennan (Morpeth Harriers) winner and 3rd Georgia Taylor-Brown Sale Harriers Manchester), senior womens 2018 Northern Cross Country Champs., Harewood House, Leeds. Photo: David T. Hewitson/Sports for All Pics

Northern Cross Country Championship Report

With the splendid backdrop of Harewood House, Morpeth did the senior double, the first time ever, through Carl Avery and Mhairi MacLennan ,whilst Sale beat Leeds City for the men’s team race. However, Leeds narrowly reversed the result in the women’s race. The age groups provided some top quality on an excellent course which most […]

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

Britain’s fastest middle-distance runner for almost 40 years from the 1880s onwards was a Lancastrian. Francis John Kynaston Cross, known familiarly as “Frank”, had been born in Eccles, which was then in Lancashire and is now part of Greater Manchester, on 14 November 1865. The Cross family had become immensely wealthy as cotton-mill owners, and […]

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