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2021 Senior/U20 T&F Championship Prospectus

The prospectus for the Northern Athletics Start Fitness T&F Championships (Senior/U20) is now available here. 2021_Sr Entry_Prospectus - Entries are open now  at https://www.race-results.co.uk/results/2021/ Any updates on govt restrictions will come via email from...

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Invitation for NA Representative teams (road)

Expressions of interest are requested from Senior athletes both male and female for consideration of selection for the North of England team at the Home Country road relays on 15/08/21 at the Brownlee Centre, Leeds. The race will consist of 5 x 2 mile legs, teams...

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NA Track & Field Championship Dates 2021

At last! Dates for the Northern Track & Field Championships are confirmed. The Senior/U20 Championship will take place at Leigh Sports Village on 12th & 13th June 2021. Our original venue of Wavertree is unavailable due to it's use as a vaccination centre, so...

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ECCA/Area Statement re equalisation of XC distances

The ECCA & the 3 Area Competition Providers have issued a joint statement giving their position regarding the current debate on the equalisation of cross country distances. Available to view on the link below. ECCAArea_final_response_to_the_UKA_statement  

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XC Survey Review & Summary

Northern Athletics XC Equalisation Survey Statement Northern Athletics would like to thank the 82 clubs and 9 County Associations for submitting their responses to our survey on the issue of cross-country equalisation. The clubs who responded had a total of 13,723...

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Northern Athletics 5K Road Champs return to Sunderland

We are pleased to confirm that the 2021 NA 5K road race championships will return to the Sunderland 5K- hosted by Sunderland Harriers. The event will be on the evening of Thursday 22nd July 2021(subject to govt. regulations). Entry details will be posted on the...

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UPDATE – NA Autumn Road Relays & Inter County Match 2021

Great news - date for the diary! The NA Autumn Road Relays have been scheduled to take place on Saturday 18th September 2021 at Redcar - hosted by New Marske Harriers. This event will of course only go ahead if Government restrictions allow it although obviously we...

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Road Relay cancellation statement

To all our Northern affiliated clubs Following a meeting of our Board to review future competition we have had to reluctantly decide to postpone the Spring Road Relays in Redcar at the end of March. This is due to the situation nationally but also because the local...

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Cross Country Consultation – Northern Athletics Statement

UK Athletics is currently distributing a survey to gather information on the issue of equalising cross country distances. They sent out copies of the proposed survey to the Home Countries to be circulated to those parties with an interest in the sport of cross...

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NOTICE REGARDING FUTURE NORTHERN COMPETITIONS

Given the current COVID situation and the likelihood that an improvement in the situation is likely to take months to occur we wish to formalise the indications given at our AGM in November by announcing that: The Northern Cross Country Championships will not take...

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Hudson Stoker

We are deeply saddened to report the death today (Monday) of Hudson Stoker of Morpeth Harriers. Hud will be well known to many of you as the long-serving announcer at many Northern Athletics Endurance Championships over the past decade.  In the North East Hudson was...

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Northern Athletics AGM Information

Information and paperwork for the NA AGM are now available here 2019 AGM Minutes NA Annual General Meeting Agenda 2020 2019-20 Annual ReportFinal AGM Zoom The meeting will be held online via Zoom from 11.00am on Saturday 14th November and will be followed by the...

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Dr Phil Thomas

We are deeply saddened to report the death last week of Dr Phil Thomas. Although Phil could ignite strong feelings amongst the athletics fraternity (and enjoy doing so), he was also passionate about the sport, and brought deep knowledge, clear thinking and a great...

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Northern Road Relay Statement

We have had a further meeting of our Board on the 15th July to review the future of competition organised by us in 2020. We have reluctantly decided to cancel the Autumn Combined Road Relays at Sportcity Manchester in September. There are a number of reasons why this...

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Alan Mason

It was with great sadness that the Officers and staff of Northern Athletics and I heard of the death of Alan Mason. In the 1970s and 80s Alan was an effective and willing worker for athletics in Lancashire and the North West and in 1987 he was invited to join the...

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Virtual Club Nights – England Athletics

For those of you that don’t know me my name is Stephanie Cameron and I am the club support manager for the west midlands region. However the reason for this email has nothing to do with the west midlands at all. Each week I will be hosting a virtual club night on...

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Northern T & F Championships 2020

Following consultation with venues and suppliers, the NA Executive Board has made the following changes to the scheduled Northern T & F Championships 2020. Senior/U20 Championships - due to be held at Wavertree Stadium on 27/28 June. This event has been POSTPONED...

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Lindsay Dunn

Northern Athletics were saddened to hear of the passing of internationally renowned endurance coach, Lindsay Dunn. A statement by UK Athletics can be found below: Lindsay Dunn Our thoughts are with Lindsay's family and friends at this time.

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Les Kaye Funeral Details Update

Dear all With the current situation Les Kaye's funeral will now be family only. There will be a celebration of his life at a later date. Original post link is below: https://www.northernathletics.co.uk/2020/02/23/les-kaye/  

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