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Home Countries International Team Report

Home Countries International 24th March 2018 Wollaton Park Nottingham As mild conditions prevailed in Nottingham and conditions underfoot were firm we were set for a great days cross country racing. The North of England took 14 athletes junior and senior to compete in the 2018 HCI. First up were our junior ladies (below), left to […]

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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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“Herkers”: stalwart of the high jump and hammer and a discus international at 43

British field-events athletes were of no great consequence in the 1920s and 1930s, with the notable exceptions of the Liverpool high jumper, Benjamin Howard Baker, and the Cambridge University hammer-thrower, Malcolm Nokes. Even so, one of their contemporaries who was never quite of international class but nevertheless enjoyed a remarkably long competitive career – and, […]

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Sefton Park Cross Challenge NA Team Report

On a wet and cold November day an inter area match minus the South and Midlands was not dampened with a close fought competition which saw the North and Scotland share the spoils. The results below reflect inter area positions, but all areas competed well, with Wales Dewi Griffiths taking 2nd in the Senior men’s […]

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