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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 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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