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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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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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