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The Lancashire Athletic Association is the official body charged with managing County competitions in the various athletic disciplines and the Association selects teams to represent the County at Inter County events in Cross-Country, Track and Field, Fell and Road Running.

The Association is managed by a committee which is elected annually by the affiliated athletic clubs of Lancashire

Event

Date

Venue

Cross-Country 2019

Sat  5th Jan 19

Witton Park, Blackburn (tbc)

Fell 2019

6th  April 19

Pendle

Track and Field 2019

11/12May 19

Stanley Park Blackpool

Combined Events 2018

14/15 April 18

Hynburn

Road Relays 2018

8th September 2018

Delamere Forest (Confirmed)

5 mile Road 2018

21st October 2018

Green Drive 5, St Annes

10 Mile Road 2018

18th November 2018

Preston 10, Hutton

Lancashire Championship Events 2018

Latest News, Results and Information

Inter-Counties T&F Officials page

Lancashire Fell Championship 2018 and Senior Inter-Counties report

Senior results here

Junior results here

The Senior Inter-Counties Fell report is on the Fell page

North West Road Relays

Results are here

Blackburn Harriers & AC are deeply saddened to report the death on Thursday 8th November 2018 of George Kirby aged 95.   It would not be an over estimation of George to say that he, more than anyone, had more influence on the sport of athletics in the Lancashire area and beyond than almost anybody since the end of the Second World War.

Having served in the RAF as a bomber pilot George returned to teaching in the Blackburn area and very soon became involved in the resurgence of Blackburn Harriers after the war.  He enthusiastically argued for the laying of the athletics track at Witton Park which was opened in 1958 and in the following 60 years became an integral part of everything that was Blackburn Harriers as President, Chairman, coach and official.

During that time he graduated into regional and then national athletics.  He became a senior AAA coach and Grade 1 Judge and was an international field events official and referee.  In 1975 he was appointed coach to the Great Britain Athletics Team in addition to being a AAA Northern Staff coach for the discus.  He was frequently seen on television both as a judge and an official at international, European and national championships.

In the 1960’s he was instrumental in arranging extremely popular invitation events at Witton Park to which many international athletes came, including Derek Ibbotson, Bruce Tulloh, Ron Hill, Barrie Kelly, Dorothy Hyman and Mary Peters.  He ensured that Witton Park became the venue for Northern Cross Country Championships, National Women’s Cross Country Championships and the Women’s International Cross Country Championships.

George held numerous offices in the British Athletics League and was one of the founder members who set up the league being official’s secretary for many years.  He was an athletics correspondent for the Lancashire Evening Telegraph for more than a quarter of a century and was the person to go to if any information on the history of local athletics or national athletics was needed.

He remained actively interested in athletics right up to the end of his life, including this year attending a Northern League fixture at Witton Park.  He had been President of the Club for many years, President of Lancashire Athletic Association as well as being Chairman of the Northern Counties Officials Association.  He was particularly proud to see the club have three Olympians in 2012 and 2016 including a bronze medal in Rio for Sophie Hitchon in one of his favourite events.

The Club and athletics in general were blessed when George came along all those years ago to play a part in our sport and in particular to put all his energies into ensuring it was enjoyed by so many people over so many years.  He will be sadly missed and our thoughts go to his wife Marion and his family at this sad time.

Funeral details will be announced in due course.


Tony Wood

Chairman

Blackburn Harriers& AC

Updated club contact list

An updated list (16/10/16) of e-mail addresses of all Lancashire clubs is now available on the Lancashire Clubs page.


Lancashire Combined Events 2018-Results

The results for both days are here

Lancashire Track and Field Championships 2018


Results (Revised 15 May 18)


Day 1 results are here


Day 2 results are here


An updated list of Championship best performances, including records achieved in 2018, and a listing of the 2018 champions is on the Track and Field page

Junior Inter-Counties Fell Championship.

See the fell page for the team manager’s report

Northern Inter Counties Results

The Northern Inter-Counties results are here

Team Photo here

Northern Athletics Update

There is an important update from Tony Wood, (Chairman, Northern Athletics) concerning club affiliation to Northern Athletics here

L1 Officials Courses March 2019


L1 Officials Courses will be held at Witton Park, Blackburn on Saturday 23rd March 2019 for Track, Field and Timekeeping. The H&S module will be in the morning. See the EA website here for details.


Latest Information

Lancashire Cross-Country Championships 5th Jan 2019


The entry form for the 2019 Cross Country Championships will be emailed to all Lancashire Club Secretaries and on the Sportsoft website in the next couple of days. I have made one change to previous year's arrangements and that is in the number of counters required for the Senior Women's team, which I have increased to four from three.

This has been discussed at Lancashire committee and is a result of the increase in numbers participating and will bring this age group in line with others.

We will trial this arrangement for 2019.


The entry form is here

LatestResults

Green Drive 5 -Lancashire Championships Results


The results of the Green Drive 5 are on John Schofields site

George Kirby, former President of the Lancashire Athletic Association