Athletics

Athletics

In pictures: Burnley parkrun - 15th April 2017

Over 400 runners completed the 252nd Burnley parkrun at Towneley Park on Saturday.
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David Wheeler and Michael Bann

Running partners set for marathon debut

Fund-raising efforts for an intrepid pair of Pendle runners will be more of a marathon than a sprint when they take on London’s toughest test.

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Burnley 10k is under starter’s orders again

A host of Burnley Football Club stars have kicked off the countdown to one of Lancashire’s premier 10k events.

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Trinity’s Nicolas sets new Queens Park best

Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College student Nicolas Hennesey is a record breaker.

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Towneley Park cross country event is big success

Hundreds of children hot footed their way around Towneley Park in the annual Burnley Schools' Partnerships cross country event.

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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 isn’t resting on her laurels after Rio

Sophie Hitchon isn’t resting on her laurels ahead of a big season.

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The Burnley Athletics Club U11 runners (from left): Amelia Southam, Erika Corns, Lexi Hoggatt, Sienna Holden.

Junior Parkrun aims to get more kids being active

Following the barnstorming success of the Burnley Parkrun, similar interst in the parallel Junior Parkrun has been gradually growing as children are encouraged to spend more time outside being active.
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Lancshire XC Champs 2017

Dexta defends county cross country title

Dexta Thompson has claimed back to back Lancashire County Cross Country Championship title wins.

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Jacob Watson with his club trophies for first and second place in road palladium and a road championship. (s)

Runner sets quickest time in charity 10k

For many of us, exercise is about jogging to the corner shop for a Curly Wurly.

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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 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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