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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 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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