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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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Olivia Stones, Abigail Howarth,Laura Riches,Lauren Howarth

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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NA Team for Sefton Park Cross Challenge

Northern Athletics team manager Rob Cameron has selected four strong teams for the match against Scotland and Wales at the Sefton Park Cross Challenge on the 28th November 2015. This fixture which also incorporates the trial for GB team for the European cross country championships which are being held at Toulon-Hyères in France next month […]

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Cross Country Relay Championships Report

Leeds City AC regular winners on the roads, turned their attentions to the country with equal stature as they stormed to victory in the Northern Athletics four-stage contest in Graves Park, Sheffield. Josua Woodcock-Shaw set the Yorkshire quartet on their way to post the seventh joint fastest time of the day as he handed over […]

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