18 Dec Banks appointed as wheelchair coach

Renowned paralympic coach Jenni Banks has been appointed as UKA’s wheelchair racing coach in the latest coaching appointment by UKA Performance Director Neil Black. The appointment is the latest addition to the UKA performance team that will take athletics through to Rio 2016 and the 2017...

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18 Dec Victorious Young proves a League apart at Bedewell

New Heaton recruit Lorna Young opened her local cross-country league account with a resounding victory in the Start Fitness North East Harrier League fixture at Bedewell Park, Jarrow. With 18-year-old Olympian Weynay Ghebresilasie winning the mens with Mark Mcleod 1 minute behind. Full Article HERE...

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18 Dec SPOTY silver for golden girl Ennis

Although none of our track and field stars received the top gong at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards last night, there was still plenty of recognition for athletics. Whilst Jessica Ennis finished runner-up to cyclist Bradley Wiggins for the prestigious SPOTY award, Lord...

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17 Dec Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Bradley Wiggins has been voted the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion, 32, beat 11 other contenders to the prestigious title. Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis was runner-up while US Open winner Andy Murray was third. "I will say thank you to...

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17 Dec Mark made, Tom Farrell turns back to track

The aim of the game was to make a mark at last Sunday’s European Cross Country Championships and it’s fair to say Tom Farrell succeeded. The 21-year-old certainly turned a few heads with his fourth-place finish in Budapest, and today heads to Brisbane in Australia...

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14 Dec The Effects of Alcohol on Performance

The measures many athletes go to become the best in their field is quite often a long and painful process. Balancing this with a healthy social life can often be tricky and tiresome. For some, it may seem rational that a few lunchtime beverages followed...

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14 Dec Natural born winner . . .

For to single out anybody as the winner would be like leaving the equivalent of a Kohinoor diamond lying disregarded on the salver. Too many winners in the past have been as predictable as the leadership transition in Pyonyang. So we should relish the tussle...

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14 Dec Should You Run When You’re Sick?

Runners seem to live by a creed that's stricter than the postman's: "Neither rain, nor snow, nor sniffle, nor fever shall keep me from my training schedule." Indeed, the coming of winter presents many issues for runners who'd prefer to keep at it even when...

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