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In pictures: Colour dash makes a big splash for Pendleside

Thompson Park, Burnley, turned into a sea of colour on Sunday when more than 1,000 took part in the first Pendleside Colour Dash.
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Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes in the women's hammer throw during day four of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 7, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS World. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation.

Sophie brings her season to a close

Sophie Hitchon brought her season to a close at the Müller Grand Prix at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium on Sunday, in a hammer competition with a twist.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Sophie can't hide her disappointment

Sophie Hitchon tried but failed to hide her disappointment after missing her medal target at the World Championships in London.

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Sophie saves best to last but falls short of World hammer medal

Sophie Hitchon finished seventh in the IAAF World Athletics Championships hammer final in London tonight.
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Sophie looking forward to World final

Just under a year has passed since Sophie Hitchon emerged from the shadows to win Olympic hammer bronze.

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Hitchon into World Athletics Championships final

Burnley's Sophie Hitchon eased into Monday night's IAAF World Athletics Championships hammer final this morning.

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Hammer Thrower Sophie Hitchon during the team announcement ahead of the IAAF World Championships, at the Loughborough University High Performance Centre. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 11, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS London. Photo credit should read: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Medal hopeful Sophie not getting ahead of herself

Burnley’s Sophie Hitchon will look to add to her medal haul at the IAAF World Athletics Championships, which start on Friday in London.

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National silver for Tiarnan

National silver for Tiarnan

Middle distance runner Tiarnan Crorken has earned county selection after securing silver at the English Schools’ Track and Field Championships in Birmingham.

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Sophie Hitchon selected in British Athletics squad

Burnley’s Olympic bronze medallist Sophie Hitchon has been named among a 78-strong squad of athletes to compete at next month’s IAAF World Championships in London.

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Britain's Sophie Hitchon celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the women's hammer throw final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Fourth British title for hammer ace

Sophie Hitchon claimed her fourth-successive British hammer title on Saturday, to rubber-stamp her place at the IAAF World Championships in London next month.

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Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes in the women's hammer throw final during the athletics competitions in the Olympic stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Instant response from Hitchon in Ostrava

Sophie Hitchon immediately bounced back from her disappointment at the European Team Championships in Lille.

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File photo dated 15-08-2016 of Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon with her Bronze medal for the Women's Hammer Throw. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday August 22, 2016. See PA story OLYMPICS British Medallists. Photo credit should read Mike Egerton/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Captain Sophie disappointed with fifth place finish in Lille

Sophie Hitchon led Great Britain to fourth place in the European Team Championships in Lille over the weekend.

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Britain's Sophie Hitchon celebrates after winning the bronze medal in the women's hammer throw final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Sophie to lead Team GB against Europe’s best

Sophie Hitchon leads a developmental Great Britain squad in this weekend’s European Athletics Team Championships in Lille Métropole.

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Shuttleworth are athletics champions!

Shuttleworth are athletics champions!

Shuttleworth College jumped, threw and ran to success at the Burnley Schools’ Year Seven Athletics Competition.

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Runners’ climb in memory of the bombing victims

A seven-strong team of running friends will scale Pendle Hill 22 times this weekend in memory of the 22 victims who lost their lives in the Manchester MEN Arena terrorist attack.

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VIDEO: Thousands enjoy Burnley 10K

The dust has barely settled on yet another successful Burnley 10k but organisers are already looking ahead to next year.
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Gold standard: Annie Geoghegan (left) and Olivia Metcalfe.

Nine-year-old back in Manchester to claim gold days after escaping arena attack

A nine-year-old Burnley student who was at the Manchester Arena during last week's terror attack has refused to be cowed after bravely travelling back to Manchester to win gold at an Independent School's Association athletics event.

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Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes in the women's hammer throw final during the athletics competitions in the Olympic stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Super Sophie is back with a bang!

Olympic hammer bronze medalist Sophie Hitchon began the season with a bang on Sunday.

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In pictures: Burnley parkrun - 15th April 2017

Over 400 runners completed the 252nd Burnley parkrun at Towneley Park on Saturday.
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