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From left to right: Abbie Donnelly, Gemma Holloway and Rochelle Harrison, Lincoln Wellington winners of the senior womens

Lincoln Wellington the top act at NA cross country relays

Lincoln Wellington were once again the top act as far as the senior competitions were concerned at the Northern Athletics Cross-Country Relay Championships held at a wind-swept Graves Park, Sheffield. The men’s quartet of Joe Wilkinson, Tom Straw, Shane Robinson and Matt Bowser were defending the title the club won last year while the women’s […]

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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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Mike Turner

Mike Turner 1939-2017

Northern Athletics is saddened to learn of the death of Mike Turner on 6th January 2017. Mike as an outstanding endurance runner of the 1960s and early 70s. At school Mike was an excellent rugby player and cricketer, and the teachers wanted him to concentrate on those sports rather than running. Furthermore, his barrister father […]

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Sophie Burnett, Amber Leigh & Kate Waugh from Birtley 2014 Under 17 Champions

Northern Athletics Cross Country Relay Championships 2014.

The 5th running of the event took place at Graves Park Sheffield on the 18th October, and again proved popular with both athletes and spectators. Over 920 athletes took part, and there were 237 complete teams across the age group races; however this is a good event and deserves to be better supported by Northern […]

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Steve Vernon holds the winners trophy at Woolaton Park

Steve Vernon wins National Cross Country

Congratulations to Stockport’s Steve Vernon who claimed his second senior English National Cross Country title at Woolaton Park on Saturday.The five times Northern senior title winner now has won an impressive collecting eight senior individual medals at the national cross country. Steve’s impressive national record which now reads; Champion 2014 & 2011. Runner up 2013, […]

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