Category Archives: Athletics

Just call me Mr. Ledger ARPS

I received a nice email this morning from those nice people at the Royal Photographic Society. They wrote to inform me that they had just made me an Associate Member of the R.P.S. and will be sending me a badge … Continue reading

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The ‘Great North Run’ Weekend

The Great North Run will take place this weekend on Sunday 13 September 2015. The world’s leading half marathon, the Great North Run, was first staged in 1981 where just over 12,000 people took part on the 13.1 mile course … Continue reading

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Yet another new sport for me – Professional Sprint Handicap.

Friday night and a very enjoyable visit to ‘All Star Foot Racing’ at Gateshead. They are a club trying to re-start Professional Handicap Sprinting in the North East, an area previously renowned as a handicap sprinting hot bed. For those lost … Continue reading

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European Team Athletics 2013 – a few more posts from the 2 day championships.

Congratulations to the Russian Team who won the Championships for a third time in a row.and here are some of my highlights from the championships:Bright sunshine (on Saturday) although strong winds played havoc with the Women’s Pole Vault, two volunteers … Continue reading

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European Athletics Team Championships Day 2

Another day another season! The warm June sunshine of yesterday disappeared and was replaced with our normal summer weather – RAIN! At least the competitors in the women’s high jump had some shelter. In the end they had to compete … Continue reading

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European Athletics Team Championships Day 1

A sunny day (for most part) at Gateshead and a great day for sport. At the end of the day GB and NI are lying 3rd place and the crowd were treated to some great individual performances from the home … Continue reading

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European Athletics, here I come!

Just got back from picking up my accreditation for the European Team Championship Athletics at Gateshead. This will be the biggest sporting event in the North East for years and years (even bigger than the Olympic football last year).Mo Farrah … Continue reading

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