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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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Some of the officials who make it happen on the day

NA Cross Country Championships Report

Ben Connor bridged an 11-year-gap between titles to win the Northern Athletics’ Senior Men’s Cross Country crown at muddy Knowsley Safari Park, writes Trevor Baxter. But only 12 months after claiming the senior women’s accolade at Witton Park, Blackburn, Claire Duck returned to the Championships to defend her senior women’s title. Both winners made running […]

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NA team Report Brussels 2016

For the second successive year, Northern Athletics elected to send teams to the Iris Brussels Cross. A great event which sees quality athletes from across Europe (and Africa) come together soon after the European Cross and what has recently shown to be a springboard for Northern athletes on to the International radar. This year NA […]

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Northern Athletics teams for Sefton Park

Northern Athletics are pleased to confirm the selected athletes for the representative team for the Cross Challenge event at Sefton park. Junior Women Sophie Burnett, Birtley AC. Harriet Knowles-Jones. Warrington AC Philippa Stone. Middlesborough Mandale AC Sophie Tarver. Wirral / Loughborough Uni Katie Whiteoak. Stockport Harriers Bella Williams Lincoln Wellington AC Reserve: Hannah Delaney, Liverpool […]

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NA Jnr Women Team at Home Int March 2016

Home Countries International Report

Northern Athletics would like to thank the athletes who have represented the area this season, and the team managers and office staff who have made the trips possible. This has been one of the most successful seasons I have been involved with, with 6 younger developing athletes going on to win selection for England. We plan to […]

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