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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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NA 10k Road Running Championships

The 2015 N A 10K road championship, rescheduled after the cancellation of the flood hit Ribble Valley race, was incorporated in the Dewsbury 10k held Sunday 7th February With an early 9.00 start , just yards from the Northern Athletics office, the race has an early climb away from Dewsbury town centre and today the […]

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