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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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Some of the officials who make it happen on the day

NA Cross Country Championships Report

Ben Connor bridged an 11-year-gap between titles to win the Northern Athletics’ Senior Men’s Cross Country crown at muddy Knowsley Safari Park, writes Trevor Baxter. But only 12 months after claiming the senior women’s accolade at Witton Park, Blackburn, Claire Duck returned to the Championships to defend her senior women’s title. Both winners made running […]

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Under 13 Boys medal winners with Mayor of Blackburn Faryad Hussain, Tommy Dawson, , Scott Nutter and Sam Almond

NA Cross Country Champs Return to Blackburn

Witton Park again proved its status as one of the best cross country venues in the country with the the Northern Championships 2016 providing an excellent and tough test for all the athletes. The race route was described by many as a true cross country course and the wintry conditions of mud, hail and rain […]

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Oliva Mason wins the under 13 girls title

Northern Athletes Shine at Parliament Hill Fields

There were record entries and finisher at Parliament Hill Fields for the English Cross Country Association Championships. Northern athletes managed to collect a total of 10 individual medals which included 4 championship gold medals and 6 team medals of differing colours. Seniors It was a clean sweep in the senior men’s race as Charlie Hulson […]

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1st three home in senior men's championship left to right Patrick Martin, Andrew Davies and Alistair Brownlee

Northern Athletics Cross Country Champs 2015 Report

Northern Athletics Cross Country Championships returned to Pontefract after spending two years in Knowsley, favourably weather provided perfect conditions for cross country. Stockport Harriers profile as one of the top endurance clubs in the North has grown considerably during the last decade and if you needed evidence of this just look at the results from […]

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