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Couch to 5k challenge smashed by Padiham schoolchildren

Their time at primary school is ending on a high for these students after they completed a running challenge.

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Sophie is heading in the right direction ahead of Berlin

She is ever the perfectionist, but Burnley’s Sophie Hitchon believes she is heading in the right direction after a fourth-successive British hammer title.

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Motorpoint staff are all geared up to take part in the Burnley 10k Race

Colleagues gearing up for sixth Burnley 10k Race

Staff from a long established Burnley car dealers are preparing to lace up their trainers to take part in the Burnley 10K Race later this month.
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Sophie qualifies for Berlin as she lands another British title

Sophie qualifies for Berlin as she lands another British title

Sophie Hitchon claimed a fourth-successive hammer title at the Muller British Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday.

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Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon in action in the Women's Hammer Final 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: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation

Sophie aiming to retain her British title

Sophie Hitchon will go for a fourth-successive hammer title at the Muller British Athletics Championships at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham this weekend.

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The track in Barden Lane would be leased to Burnley Leisure

Burnley athletics track handover plans get out of the blocks

Councillors have agreed to fire the starting gun on plans to transfer an athletics track in Burnley to a local leisure trust.
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Collection of competitive times set in Lions race

Collection of competitive times set in Lions race

The runners taking part in the 33rd Lions race took full advantage of the slightly cooler weather to post a collection of competitive times.

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Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon in action in the Women's Hammer Final 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: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation

Sophie continues build-up to Euros

On the first day of the Halle International Throws event at the weekend, Burnley’s Sophie Hitchon finished ahead of Olympic hammer champion Anita Wlodarczyk.

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Clayton Harriers' juniors before their bag pack at the Burnley Asda store.

Young athletes' charity project bags them £400 for new equipment

Young runners swapped sprinting for bag packing to raise funds for new equipment.
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Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes in the Women's Hammer Throw during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 5, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS World. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation.

Sophie bounces back with victory in Berkeley

Sophie Hitchon shrugged off her Commonwealth Games disappointment last weekend in Berkeley, north California.

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Sophie Hitchon at Glasgow 2014

Sophie will persevere with new technique on road to Tokyo

Sophie Hitchon is willing to accept a little short-term pain for the long-term gain after crashing out of the hammer final at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday evening.

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Sophie Hitchon in action at Glasgow 2014

Sophie fouls out of hammer final

Burnley's Sophie Hitchon has fouled out of the hammer final at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

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England's Sophie Hitchon in the Women's Hammer Throw at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 27, 2014. See PA story COMMONWEALTH Athletics. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire. RESTICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No video emulation.

Hammer ace Sophie is going for gold at Gold Coast Games

All roads lead to Tokyo 2020 for Sophie Hitchon.

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The action at the Commonwealth Games gets underway in the early hours of Thursday morning UK time.

When are Lancashire's athletes in action for Team England at the Commonwealth Games?

A host of Lancashire stars across a range of sports are in action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.
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Brun Valley race will offer a test to runners

For someone who was born on the side of a hill, I seem to have developed a deep-seated loathing for running up hill at all.

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Great Britain's Sophie Hitchon competes in the Women's Hammer Throw during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 5, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS World. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No transmission of sound or moving images and no video simulation.

Sophie hoping to go to the next level ahead of big competitions

Sophie Hitchon will open a big year a week today at the Stanford Invitational meet in California.

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The young Clayton Harriers, who are (left to right) Briony Holt, Ella Dorrington, Helana White, Josh Hall, Robbie Smedley with their Lancashire teammate Jack Villiers Trawden AC.

Young harriers represent county in cross country competition

Five talented young runners from Burnley and Pendle represented Lancashire at a cross country event.
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Parkrun celebrates 200 milestone

Saturday saw the 200th Pendle parkrun with 117 runners completing the course through Holt House and Alkincoats Park in Colne.
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Young athletes from Oakhill School, Whalley,  are preparing to take part in the regional finals of the UK Sportshall Champonship.

The heat is on for junior athletes in regional finals

Young athletes from a Ribble Valley school have secured themselves a place in a top competition.

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The icy conditions at Burnley's Towneley Park captured by one of the Parkrun's members - Helen Morphet Stevens.

Burnley Parkrun cancelled due to icy conditions

Burnley Parkrun was cancelled this morning due to "shot ice in the car park and in the course".

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