Athletics

Athletics

Canadian winner as more than 350 runners take on Freckleton Half Marathon

The UK’s oldest half-marathon had a new winner for its 54th running.

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Phoebe Roskell with brother Woody.

Hospital team take to muddy fun run to raise funds for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell

Hospital staff are gearing up to take part in a 5km muddy run fun to raise money for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell.
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Red Rose Road Runner Mark Willett took part in the race, which saw every runner donate 1 towards the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital (Ward 84) and Ronald McDonald House Manchester who, after their 18-month-old son Jacob was diagnosed with cancer, have been central in caring for the toddler.

Blacksticks 10 Road Race runners rally around little Jacob Willett

The sun was shining and smiles were gleaming as hundreds took to the streets around Beacon Fell to raise vital funds for ill infant Jacob Willett.
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Prestons Mayor and Mayoress Brian and Trisha Rollo with race organisers Graham Jackson and Kevin Harmer.

COMPETITION: Get your running shoes at the ready!

Runners will once again descend on the streets of Preston this September for the city’s 10k race – and you have the chance to grab yourself a free entry.
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Bethan Jones has raised more than 1,600 for disability charity Sense after taking inspiration from her cousin Jack who struggles to hear.

London Marathon joy for runner Bethan Jones

A Grimsargh woman has passed the ultimate test when it comes to British running by completing the London Marathon.

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St John's Hospice Community Fundraiser Karen Crossley, St John's Fundraising Manager Jo Humphrey, Lisa Lodge of Vincents Solicitors and Booths Specialist Supervisor Lesley Blackburn.

The final countdown to Garstang's first ever colour dash is on

The countdown to the first ever Garstang Colour Dash this weekend is now on!
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Holly Bradshaw can't hide her disappointment after missing out on a medal at the Commonwealth Games

Pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw finishes fourth in Commonwealth Games

Euxton pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw missed out on a Commonwealth Games medal.

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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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Head of Vincents Solicitors in Garstang, Lisa Lodge.  Photo: Martin Bostock.

Calls for business teams to give Garstang's Colour Dash a go

The headline sponsor of Garstang’s inaugural Colour Dash is calling on all local businesses to put on their running shoes and do their bit for charity.

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The run was won by Joseph Monk from Lancaster University running club with a time of 37 minutes and 28 seconds.

IN PICTURES: Galloping all the way around Garstang for a good cause

The club secretary of Garstang running club has given a huge thank you to all those that took part in the annual Garstang Gallop.

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Tony Thorley, Joe Swarbrick, Doug Bryden and Brian Hanley at Coniston 14

Marsden leads Red Rosers home at a Gallop

An excellent Red Rose Runners’ turn out at the Garstang Gallop saw Philip Marsden come home in fourth place to take the V45 prize in a time of 41.30 and in 10th place David Parkinson took the V50 prize in 43.36.

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Bolton-le-Sands' Emma Whitaker with mixed relay partner George Budden at the Under 19 Pentathlon World Championships in Prague.

Emma earns GB pentathlon call up

Bolton Le Sands pentathlete Emma Whitaker will compete for her country at a major international meeting.

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Roger Bannister breaks the four-minute mile barrier in 1954 in Oxford ' his time was recorded as 3:59.4

Salmon’s Soapbox: Sport’s good name has been tarnished for good

Craig Salmon looks at the way doping has affected the credibility and popularity of sports such as athletics and cycling

The sad passing of legendary middle-distance runner Roger Bannister at the age of 88 last weekend got me thinking of a vivid childhood memory of mine.

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Holly Bradshaw

Pole vault star Bradshaw misses World indoors in bid to be fit for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

Chorley pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw ended her indoor season early in a bid to be fit for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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Run Preston 10k and 5k

Sports promoter steps in to bring back Preston 10k

Preston’s leading long-distance race is coming back with a bang after what looked like the end of the line.

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Chorley pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw

Holly sets deadline for winning major prizes

Holly Bradshaw is hoping to achieve all of her career ambitions within the next three years – then happily retire into family life.

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Garstang 10k saw 500 people from across Lancashire take part in the annual run.

Smiles all around as runners from across the north west descend upon Garstang

Runners from across the North West turned up in their hundreds to take part in the annual Garstang 10k run.

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Sir Mo Farah after winning the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award

Farah still far from finished after award

Four Olympic gold medals, six world titles – and now, for the first time, BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

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Michael Pate

Century in sight for marathon man Pate

If you ever happen to stumble across Preston marathon man Michael Pate pounding the streets of his home town, be sure to savour the experience.

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