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Athletics clubs - year of formation?

Postby Tipton Harrier » Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:44 pm

I would like to know if a list exists of the oldest athletics clubs in the UK and the years/month of their formation. if so details would be helpful. Would members of this forum be prepared to provide the details for their club?

If there have been mergers/splits etc. along the way please give those landmark dates as well.

Here is a start. Any corrections gratefully received (Year / Month - Name)

1866 / ?? - Civil Service Sports Club
1867 / ?? - Liverpool A.C.
1868 / ?? - Northampton C & A.C.
1869 / ?? - Blackheath Harriers
1877 / ?? - Birchfield Harriers
1884 / ?? - Salford Harriers
1885 / ?? - Clydesdale Harriers
1885 / ?? - Edinburgh Harriers
1887 / ?? - Newham & Essex Beagles
1889 / ?? - Teviotdale Harriers
1891 / ?? - Longwood Harriers
1894 / ?? - Rochdale Harriers
1899 / ?? - Sutton Harriers (St Helens)
1904 / ?? - Gateshead Harriers
1910 / 09 - Tipton Harriers
1923 / 02 - Ilford A.C.
1924 / ?? - Westbury Harriers
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Re: Athletics clubs - year of formation?

Postby Guto Nyth Bran » Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:49 pm

Tipton Harrier wrote:I would like to know if a list exists of the oldest athletics clubs in the UK and the years/month of their formation. if so details would be helpful. Would members of this forum be prepared to provide the details for their club?

If there have been mergers/splits etc. along the way please give those landmark dates as well.

Here is a start. Any corrections gratefully received.

1879 / ?? Birchfield Harriers
1891 / ?? Longwood Harriers
1910 / 09 Tipton Harriers


Clubs providing athletes for the 1896 and 1900 Olympic Games.

Thames Hare & Hounds 1868
Gloucester AC 1880
Oxford University Athletic Club 1860
One of the clubs that merged to form Hillingdon AC was Finchley Harriers (1877).
Newham/Essex Beagles 1887
Salford Harriers 1884
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Re: Athletics clubs - year of formation?

Postby trickstat » Tue Jul 26, 2011 2:32 pm

Guto Nyth Bran wrote:One of the clubs that merged to form Hillingdon AC was Finchley Harriers (1877).


That might explain why the "Finchley 20" road race takes place in Ruislip! For those unfamiliar with North/West London/Middlesex geography, Finchley is quite a way from Ruislip.
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