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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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1st Sophie Cowper, 2nd: Hannah Griffiths, 3rd: Rachel Wood,

NA 10 Mile Championship Report

Stockport 10 mile at Woodbank Park on Sunday, 4th December 2016 The dry, sunny weather was in sharp contrast to last year’s wet and dull conditions, as nearly 1,000 runners set off on the track promptly at 10:00. Out of the track onto the flat paths of Woodbank Park enabled a lead group to pull […]

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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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Jona Efoloko

Senior Indoor Championships Day 1 Report

We had three new CBP’s and one equalled on the first day at the Northern Athletics Senior, U/ 20 and U/17 championships. Its normally difficult to single out one good performance over others especially when the athletes are setting CBP performances however, Adam Hague’s vault of 5.51,a world best by a 17 year old, has […]

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