County success for junior Chorley athletes

A successful winter of racing for the juniors of Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club has resulted in 18 athletes being chosen to represent Lancashire across the cross country and sports hall teams.


Popular run is back on track after pub saves the day

A popular five kilometre run is back on track after being driven off the road by a parking wrangle.

Buckshaw Village
Brownedge St Mary's Year Eight team won their age group

Brownedge pupils claim medals

The South Ribble Year Seven and Eight Indoor Athletics Championships at Lostock Hall Academy saw nine local schools enter teams.

Preston Harriers' ladies team who competed at Sefton Park

Dever’s set for the Italian job

The standout performance for Preston Harriers came from Patrick Dever in the senior men’s race at Sefton Park.

Runners at the start of the race

Walsh leads in Chorley runners

In the penultimate race in Chorley’s ‘Trail/Road’ GP Series, 25 Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club runners took part in this undulating road race around the villages of Wheelton, Brinscall and Abbey Village.


Heroes welcome for East Lancashire Olympians

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

Gold medal winning paralympic swimmer Steph Slater, from Longridge

Steph’s tears of joy at winning gold

BIG INTERVIEW: Craig Salmon talks to Paralympic gold medal winning swimmer Steph Slater

Sophie Warden is crowned champion by Linford Christie

Spectator Sophie runs off with title

Athletics spectator Sophie Warden was meant to be just a face in the crowd, but she came home with a national title.

Isaac Towers

Nanna proud of grandson Isaac’s Paralympic exploits

Garstang wheelchair ace Isaac Towers will benefit greatly from his Paralympic experience, says his proud nanna Maureen.

Isaac Towers

Isaac produces Tower-ing performance in Rio

Wheelchair racer Isaac Towers secured a top-five finish in the T34 800m final at his first Paralympics in Brazil.

Isaac Towers.

Towers moves into 800m final

Catterall’s wheelchair star Isaac Towers has qualified for Wednesday night’s T34 800m final at the Rio Paralympics Games.

The Preston Harriers team which competed at Great Eccleston

Richard racing into the top five

Nineteen Preston Harriers made the trip to Parbold for the Harrock Hill Fell Race.

Leyland triathletes Mandy Walsh and Lorraine Thompson

Triathlete duo to take on the world

Two Leyland athletes are heading to Mexico next month to take part in the World Triathlon Championships.


Rio Olympics: What was your Team GB highlight?

Great Britain won 27 gold medals in a stunning total of 67 in the Rio Olympics.

Britain's Holly Bradshaw competes during the women's pole vault final, during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Holly: “I’m pleased with Olympic fifth”

Lancashire athlete Holly Bradshaw said she was pleased she improved on her Olympic performance, despite missing out on a medal.


VIDEO: Rio 2016 day 13 highlights

It was back to winning ways for Team GB yesterday, securing a further two gold medals.


VIDEO: Rio 2016 Day 12 highlights

A quieter day for Team GB following what has been an incredibly successful Olympics so far.


VIDEO: Rio 2016 day 11 highlights

Team GB are sitting strong in second place of the Olympic medal table after another great performance in Rio.
Sophie Hitchon

Mum of Team GB hammer hero Sophie Hitchon almost missed final pegging out washing

When Sophie Hitchon was a graceful ballerina, her family never imagined she would grow up to be an Olympic hammer thrower.


From ballet to bronze

Sophie Hitchon on winning bronze at Rio 2016
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