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Sophie is in illustrious company in writers’ poll

Sophie Hitchon crowned a remarkable year as the Rio bronze medalist finished third in the British Athletics Writers’ Association female athlete of the year poll.

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Younger members of Trawden AC are set to benefit if the club's Aviva Community Fund bid is successful (s)

Help get athletic club fund up and running

A Burnley financial firm is helping Trawden Athletic Club get its Aviva Community Fund bid up and running.

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Ashley Barnes with some of last year's Santa Dashers

Sign up for Rosemere's Santa Dash

As thoughts start to turn towards Christmas, there is n early chance to dress up as Father Christmas and help boost a local charity

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Gerry McCabe

Running ace Gerry leaves huge legacy

A man whose name became synonymous with running in Pendle died on Saturday after a brave two-year battle with cancer.

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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 named in podium group for 2017 season

Sophie Hitchon has been named as one of 15 athletes in British Athletics’ Olympic and Paralympic World Class Performance Programme podium group for 2016–17, as the teams focus towards home soil success at London 2017 and Tokyo 2020.

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Families get into the festive spirit for last year's Winter Wander

Countdown is on to festive Winter Wander

It is almost Winter Wander time again!

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Heroes welcome for East Lancashire Olympians

While the weather was typically Mancunian, the welcome was anything but wet for Team GB's Olympic heroes.

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Shuttleworth jumping for joy

Shuttleworth jumping for joy

Shuttleworth College’s Year Nine girls athletics team were jumping for joy after being crowned Burnley champions this summer.

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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

Turf Moor to welcome region’s Olympians

Burnley Football Club will celebrate the region’s Olympic heroes during the half-time interval of games against Hull City and Watford.

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Shuttleworth Colleges sports leaders

Shuttleworth sports stars claim awards

Shuttleworth College’s sporting stars have won awards for showing off their talents.

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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)

Sophie ends her season on a high in Warsaw

Sophie Hitchon brought the curtain down on a momentous season at the weekend.

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Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon is presented with the Bronze medal for the Women's Hammer Throw at the Olympic Stadium on the tenth day of the Rio Olympics Games, Brazil. Picture date: Monday August 15, 2016. Photo credit should read: Mike Egerton/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Super Sophie’s delight after best day of her life

Sophie Hitchon admitted it was “the best day of my life” as she again broke her British record to claim a bronze medal in the Olympic hammer final on Monday.

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Sophie Hitchon celebrates her bronze medal success

Sophie had belief she could land Olympic medal

Sophie Hitchon never stopped believing she could win an Olympic medal, after claiming bronze with her final throw of the hammer final.

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Sophie on course for bronze medal

Sophie Hitchon lies in the bronze medal position after the first round of throwing in the hammer final in Rio.

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Super Saturday: Rio 2016 day eight highlights

Watch our round-up from day eight at Rio 2016.

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Fundrun balloon release

Fundrun balloon release

The organisers of the Burnley and Pendle Fundrun 2016, are arranging a balloon launch at the start of the 5k run round Towneley Park to celebrate the lives of those who have been diagnosed in the past or who are living with cancer right now.

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Sophie into Olympic hammer final

Burnley hammer thrower Sophie Hitchon has reached her second Olympic final.

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Financial boost for ‘Couch to 5k’ club runners

Financial boost for ‘Couch to 5k’ club runners

A Burnley insurance broker and financial advisers with a passion for running is sponsoring a running programme led by Trawden Athletic Club.

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Mr Little and some of the students at Christ the King Primary School celebrate receiving their Sainsbury's School Games gold award

Solid gold for sporty Burnley primary school students

The Olympics has not even started yet and one Burnley primary school has already won gold!

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Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon in action during the Women's Hammer final, during day six of the IAAF World Championships at the Beijing National Stadium, China. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday August 27, 2015. 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. Call 44 (0)1158 447447 for further information

Sophie – There’s more to come from me yet!

Her competitive nature meant Sophie Hitchon was disappointed to finish just outside the medals at the European Championships in Amsterdam last weekend.

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