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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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Northern Athletics Funding Booklet

On behalf of the Northern Athletics Board please find our *booklet prepared in support of our proposals for Northern Athletics to be funded by the athletes of the North.  The booklet hopefully explains in detail the history behind these decisions, the reasoning for them but moreover the need to create a new era for this […]

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NA Annual Open Meeting 2017

The Annual Open Meeting of Northern Athletics will be held on Saturday 11th November 2017 at ‘The Longfords’, Longford Park Athletics Stadium, Stretford, Manchester M21 9TA at 11.00am. A buffet lunch will be served at approximately 1.00pm followed by the North of England Track & Field League Annual General Meeting at 1.30pm Voting for the […]

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Harold Wood, Wigan miner, World-ranked marathon runner

Sam Ferris and Ernie Harper are understandably the best remembered British marathon runners of the 1920s and 1930s. Both of them were Olympic silver-medallists. Yet neither won as many marathons as did the much lesser known Harold Wood, who raced the distance on 29 occasions from 1924 to 1939 and was victorious 13 times. The […]

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