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From left to right: Lauren Howarth (Leight Harriers) 2nd, Mhairi Maclennan (Morpeth Harriers) winner and 3rd Georgia Taylor-Brown Sale Harriers Manchester), senior womens 2018 Northern Cross Country Champs., Harewood House, Leeds. Photo: David T. Hewitson/Sports for All Pics

Northern Cross Country Championship Report

With the splendid backdrop of Harewood House, Morpeth did the senior double, the first time ever, through Carl Avery and Mhairi MacLennan ,whilst Sale beat Leeds City for the men’s team race. However, Leeds narrowly reversed the result in the women’s race. The age groups provided some top quality on an excellent course which most […]

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Frank Cross – Lancashire’s World-leading half-miler of the 1880s

Britain’s fastest middle-distance runner for almost 40 years from the 1880s onwards was a Lancastrian. Francis John Kynaston Cross, known familiarly as “Frank”, had been born in Eccles, which was then in Lancashire and is now part of Greater Manchester, on 14 November 1865. The Cross family had become immensely wealthy as cotton-mill owners, and […]

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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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NA Women 4 Road Relay Stage Championship Report

Combined Autumn Relays at Sportcity, Saturday 16th September 2017 Women’s 4-Stage: Leg 1: Some 5 minutes after the men’s start, 83 women lined up on their first leg. Laura Hesketh, Clayton, was first home in a time of 20.26, some 26 seconds ahead of Rachael Burns, Liverpool Harriers, who was quickly followed by Valeska Wills, […]

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A brief account of a forgotten World record.

The Blaydon racer lost to history in dark blue shadows A brief account of a forgotten World record  Brendan Foster wasn’t the first athletics World record-holder from the North East when he ran his 7:35.2 for 3000 metres at the Gateshead Stadium on 3 August 1974 – not even by a century or so. Jack […]

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