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Leslie Pinder, the mystery all-rounder

Among their numerous successes McDonald Bailey, Harry Whittle, Jim Peters, Ken Wilmshurst and Roland Hardy – all of them seasoned internationals and Olympic competitors – each won four successive AAA titles during the 1950s. So, too, did Leslie Pinder, and even the most studious of track and field “nuts” might be impelled to ask “Who […]

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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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Northern Athletics 10k Championships 2014

The superb Ribble Valley 10k road race reached its entry limit of 1500 entries, a first for the event which has been confirmed as host the Northern Athletics championship 2015 10k road running championships. The cold and clear morning was in sharp contrast to last year’s dull and cloudy conditions, as the athletes were away […]

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