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The English National cross-country title was won on 16 occasions by members of Northern clubs from its inception in 1883 to the eve of World War II. The golden era was from 1927 to 1937 with eight victories out of 11. Actually, there were only two years – 1928 and...
Why did the British selectors of the 1930s persistently ignore the No.1 high jumper and No.2 pole vaulter, John Dodd?
Introduction: Various theories have been put forward for the origins of the pole vault, and the York-based athletics historian, Ian Tempest, sums them up neatly in his 2008 handbook about the event published by the National Union of Track Statisticians. He notes that...
Saturday 6th April dawned dull and chilly at Sutton Park, but whilst there were other sporting activities elsewhere, history was about to be made k in the ERRA National Road Relay Championships. Never before has a club won both the ERRA Men's 12 stage, and Womens 6...
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