Click the articles below to read various historical articles about Northern Athletics.
John Howard, The Greatest Long Jumper of the 19th Century
Robert Hawkey, The North-East’s forgotten Olympic triple-jumper
Leslie Pinder, the mystery all-rounder
Jack Potts, “The Gateshead Clipper”, the North-East’s neglected hero
Walter Rangeley, –one of the great Northern sprinters of byegone times
Frank Cross – Lancashire’s World-leading half-miler of the 1880s
Sandra Dyson The elegant Lancashire lass whose World record paved the way for Sally Gunnell
Harry Webster Harry Webster, champion race-walker of the 1870s. But was it “unfair going”?
Douglas Lowe, Swing Lowe, but the greatest champion of all said “No!”. A literary mystery
Harold Wood, Wigan miner, World-ranked marathon runner
Walter Henderson stalwart of the high jump and hammer and a discus international at 43
Alice Woods: one of the first British women sprinters of renown
Martin Steele: Only 10 minutes to the start of the “Dream Mile”, but first there comes the man of Steele