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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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Rowley Lake

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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Burnley AC girls are Lancashire champions

Burnley AC girls are Lancashire champions

Burnley Athletic Club’s Under 11 girls’ cross country team were crowned Lancashire champions on Saturday.

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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

More to come from Sophie as she prepares for a big season

It was one of the abiding memories of the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

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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 ends 2017 ninth in World hammer rankings

Sophie Hitchon was one of 17 British athletes to finish in the top 10 in their respective events in the 2017 world merit rankings.

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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.

Hammer ace Sophie retains Olympic Podium funding

Burnley’s Sophie Hitchon has maintained her Olympic Podium funding for season 2017/18.

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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 nominated for award

Sophie Hitchon has been nominated for British Female Athlete of the year in the Athletics Weekly Awards.

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Sophie off to Commonwealth Games

Burnley's Sophie Hitchon is one of 75 names announced in the Team England athletics squad for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
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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 Hitchon

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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