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Danielle Hodgkinson Kirsty Longley, Charlene Thomas

Trafford 10k (incorporating England 10k champs) September 2nd 2018.

The North of England dominated a class field in both the men’s and women’s races. The scarcity of inter area team barring ourselves and the Midlands women did not detract from a well organised and competitive race (Thank you Altincham Harriers and Dave Norman) The men’s race had a winner in Marc Scott of Richmond […]

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The Yorkshire-born Olympic marathon men who ran for Canada

The most famous Olympic marathon of all is that of 1908 in London, in which the Italian, Dorando Pietri, was disqualified after passing the finishing-line and victory went instead to Johnny Hayes, of the USA. Another feature of this race was the failure of the large contingent of British runners, of whom the best was […]

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NA 10k Road Running Championships

The 2015 N A 10K road championship, rescheduled after the cancellation of the flood hit Ribble Valley race, was incorporated in the Dewsbury 10k held Sunday 7th February With an early 9.00 start , just yards from the Northern Athletics office, the race has an early climb away from Dewsbury town centre and today the […]

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Joe Lancaster, left, training the Manchester City squad with, centre, Malcolm Allison and, right, former mile world record-holder Derek Ibbotson

Joe Lancaster:

The legendary Joe Lancaster died last month at his home in Italy aged 89. Joe started running for Manchester Athletic Club in 1949 and six years later set the World 2 Hour Record covering 22 miles 418 yards finishing 140 yards ahead of Gordon Pirie. He contracted TB and turned his energy into training others, […]

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Ewan Gilcrest(32) Harry Powell(34) Emile Cairess(31) Jon Shields (33)

Antrim International Cross Country

The snow disappeared but the chill remained, but it did not hamper some great performances from our Northern juniors. In the ladies race the North dominated with Rosie Johnson setting the early pace, but to be overhauled by Mollie Williams to take 1st and 2nd. Both were followed in by Philippa Stone 5th and Catrina […]

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