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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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Mick Maleedy

Mick Maleedy

Mick Maleedy, the last surviving member of the Sutton Harriers team which dominated cross country running after the Second World War, has died aged 88 . Mick was the West Lancs junior champion in 1948 and 1949 when he was drafted into the senior team for the 1949 Northern and National teams leading the team […]

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