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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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Northern Athletics Annual Open Meeting

The Annual Open Meeting of Northern Athletics will be held on Saturday 11th  November 2017 at ‘The Longfords’, Longford Park Athletics Stadium, Ryebank Rd, Manchester M21 9TA, commencing at 11.00am. The meeting will include an opportunity to discuss the funding of NA and the proposals around an affiliation fee for Northern clubs. A buffet lunch […]

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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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Northern Athletics – the future

You will all be aware that for many years now Northern Athletics has tried to balance its professional approach to our sport in the North with the need to provide excellent competition for all our athletes on all surfaces whilst trying to bridge the gap between the clubs and our national governing body England Athletics. […]

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1st Sophie Cowper, 2nd: Hannah Griffiths, 3rd: Rachel Wood,

NA 10 Mile Championship Report

Stockport 10 mile at Woodbank Park on Sunday, 4th December 2016 The dry, sunny weather was in sharp contrast to last year’s wet and dull conditions, as nearly 1,000 runners set off on the track promptly at 10:00. Out of the track onto the flat paths of Woodbank Park enabled a lead group to pull […]

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Chairman’s report 2016

Chairman’s report As we gather together for our annual open meeting we are able to commemorate the life of Leo Carroll who so proudly became our President in 2015 but sadly passed away earlier this year. We acknowledge his athletic achievements and his work and dedication as an official and administrator. He will be missed […]

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