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George Kirby

George Kirby

Blackburn Harriers & AC are deeply saddened to report the death on Thursday 8th November 2018 of George Kirby aged 95. It would not be an over estimation of George to say that he, more than anyone, had more influence on the sport of athletics in the Lancashire area and beyond than almost anybody since […]

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Northern Athletics Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Northern Athletics will be held on Saturday 10th November 2018 at ‘The Longfords’, Longford Park Athletics Stadium, Ryebank Rd, Manchester M21 9TA, commencing at 11.00am. Representatives from all affiliated clubs are invited. The meeting will include an opportunity to discuss our new affiliation scheme and the future of Northern Athletics. […]

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Northern Athletics Clubs Affiliation Update

You may already be aware that almost 130 clubs have now committed to Northern Athletics by showing their willingness to be part of our new affiliation scheme. The need to determine our future by becoming financially independent has had to be our long term aim as a result of cuts in funding from England Athletics. […]

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Senior women 400m hurdles 1st Abi Fitzpatrick, 2nd Anna Rowe, 3rd Nisha Desai with NA President Kevin Carr

Northern Athletics Senior Champs Report

The sun shone on Sportcity as Northern Athletics staged their Senior and Under 20 championships at this popular Manchester venue once again. A good entry ensured there was plenty of competition for the medals. The star of Saturday was Natasha Harrison of Stockport Harriers & AC with a new championship best performance in the U20W […]

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Leslie Pinder, the mystery all-rounder

Among their numerous successes McDonald Bailey, Harry Whittle, Jim Peters, Ken Wilmshurst and Roland Hardy – all of them seasoned internationals and Olympic competitors – each won four successive AAA titles during the 1950s. So, too, did Leslie Pinder, and even the most studious of track and field “nuts” might be impelled to ask “Who […]

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Mr kevin Carr receives his chain of office from retiring President Mr Roy Swainbank.

Overwhelming majority back Northern Athletics Board

The Annual Open meeting at Longford Park in Manchester yesterday the 11th November 2017 was yet again a very well attended meeting with the main part of the agenda being the issue of funding for Northern Athletics following the failure of England Athletics to commit to long term funding beyond 2019. During the course of […]

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