Press


20 Feb 2017 Mirror sport
Richard Kilty gets help from his heroes to book Euro sprint place after being victim of daylight robbery
“If you need motivation to get up, just look at James Ellington and Nigel Levine. They are already up with their rehab.”


13 Feb 2017 Gazette Live
Middlesbrough pole vaulter Charlie Myers has high hopes for BUCS Nationals
Charlie Myers insists the disappointment he suffered at last year’s BUCS Nationals will have no bearing as he battles for top honours this time around.


10 Feb 2017 Evening Standard 
Richard Kilty: My friends’ crash made me realise how lucky I am – and how quickly things can change
Sprint champion Richard Kilty on the motorbike accident that will spur him on to success at  the European trials


05 Oct 2016 England Athletics 
North East regional Volunteer Awards
The England Athletics North East Regional Awards took place on 21st September at Lumley Castle Hotel where Middlesbrough AC Mandale picked up several awards


30 Aug 2016 Gazette Live
Middlesbrough Mandale among the winners at Stewart Park relay race
More than 500 runners and supporters were in attendance as North York Moors Athletics Club held their biannual relay races at Stewart Park in Marton.


29 Aug 2016 Northern Echo
Teesside athletes picked out for stardom at national games
Three athletes from Middlesbrough and Billingham have been chosen to compete at a national event for the UK’s elite.


18 Aug England Athletics
CEO Club visit – Middlesbrough (Mandale) AC
England Athletics Chief Executive Chris Jones and Board Member Tim Soutar visited the North East club to meet the volunteers and find out more about their activities.


18 Aug 2016 Gazette Live
Richard Kilty: Team GB will fight like a family for medal in Olympic sprint relay final
Teesside Tornado helped GB qualify as fastest losers for Saturday morning’s 4 x 100m relay final via a tough heat in Rio this afternoon


18 Aug 2016 Gazette Live
Relay runners set to stride out in Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough Mandale AC will be favourites for the men’s open category as the quartet of Nathan Baker, Josh Cowperthwaite, Daniel Curry and Josh Allen clocked 18 minutes 51 seconds in May to set a new course record.



Teesside Tornado Richard Kilty happy on and off the track going into Rio
World champion sprinter and relay medal hopeful is set to become a father for the first time and is marrying his triple jumper girlfriend


04 Aug 2016 Gazette Live

Olympic sprint relay hopeful Richard Kilty says running while enhanced is “unfair” on clean athletes hoping to win athletics medals


04 Aug 2016 Gazette Live
Tees runner Rabah Yousif has Olympic preparations down to a T
400m runner Rabah Yousif will continue to pay tribute to his daughter and Teesside on the Rio start lines


04 Aug 2016 Gazette Live
Fearless’ Rabah Yousif vows to put ‘life on the line’ in search of 400m athletics medals
Adopted Teesside runner Rabah Yousif ready is going into the Olympics with a no-fear attitude


03 Aug 2016 Gazette Live
Richard Kilty believes Teesside has a ‘massive chance’ of winning a pair of athletics medals in Rio
Sprinter Richard Kilty and 400m runner Rabah Yousif are aiming for podium places in Brazil


15 Jul 2016 Gazette Live
Charlie Myers targeting pole vault top five spot at World Under-20 Athletics Championships
Middlesbrough 19-year-old Charlie Myers is aiming to be a contender in Poland next week


13 Jul 2016 Gazette Live,
Teesside duo Richard Kilty and Rabah Yousif named in Team GB’s Olympic athletics squad
Track stars Richard Kilty and Rabah Yousif will be among an 80-strong Team GB squad in Rio next month


9 Jul 2016 Gazette Live
Chris Tomlinson on childhood memories, long jump success and life after retirement
The Teesside long jumper looks back on his long, glittering career in a chat with the Gazette’s Dominic Shaw


2 Jul 2016 The Northern Echo
Chris Tomlinson claims ‘athletics is dying’ after announcing his retirement from the sport
Chris Tomlinson retired from athletics last weekend after a 15-year international career. The Teesside long jumper has been one of the North-East’s most successful athletes, but tells Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson why he fears for the future of the sport


1 Jun 2016 Gazette Live,
Richard Kilty the road to Rio
Richard will be part of this Sundays Diamond League meeting being held in Birmingham with a number of other Olympic stars.


17 Feb 2016 Gazette Live,
Middlesbrough’s Charlie Myers expects tough battle for BUCs title
Charlie Myers is one of Europe’s top up and coming pole vault stars


13 Dec 2015 The Northern Echo,
North-East Cross-Country showpiece survives the wintry conditions
Philippa Stone won the Under-20 women’s, Libby Hedger came second in the under 17 women’s race, the Under-15 boys race was won by Josh Cowperthwaite.


13 Nov 2015 Gazette Live,
Archive pictures from 40 years of Mandale Harriers AC – one of Teesside’s most popular running clubs
18 archive photos from the athletics club, now known as Middlesbrough AC


21 Aug 2015 Gazette Live,
Under 17, 15 and 13 competition was the biggest track and field event to be held in Middlesbrough since 1984
Teesside athletes strike gold at Northern Championship


17 Aug 2015 Northern athletics website, 
Northern Athletics Under 17s Championships 2015

The impressive new Middlesbrough Sports Village hosted the largest athletics competition the town has seen in the last 30 years


30 Jul 2015 Gazette Live,
Middlesbrough pole vaulter, 18, set a new personal best in finishing sixth on his international debut in Sweden.
Charlie Myers soars to new heights at European Under 20 Athletics Championships


10 Jul 2015 Gazette Live,
21 local school-age athletes represent Cleveland and North Yorkshire in this weekend’s event in Gateshead. 
English Schools Championships: Region’s top young athletes go for glory


08 Jul 2015 Gazette Live,
Amy Carr won the 100m and 200m at the 11th IWAS World Junior Championships, and long jump silver. 
World Junior Championship medal hat-trick for Eaglescliffe athlete


01 Jul 2015 Gazette Live,
Three-time Olympian won the long-jump event, as expected, but admits he was a touch frustrated not to jump further. 
Chris Tomlinson delights fans at Middlesbrough Sports Village NYSD meeting


23 Jun 2015 Gazette Live,
Charlie Myers will become Middlesbrough AC’s third junior Great Britain international in the last 12 months. 
Charlie Myers qualifies for July’s European Junior Athletics Championships


01 Jun 2015 Gazette Live,
Former Nunthorpe School pupil scorched to a silver medal at the NAIA Championships. 
Middlesbrough half-miler Hannah Segrave on the podium over the pond


11 May 2015, Gazette Live,
The Cyril Elliott Memorial Open Meeting gave youngsters aged 11-17 their first taste of competition at the flagship venue


11 April 2015 The Northern Echo,
North-East official hits out at UK Athletics. 
A leading North-East athletics official is trying to rally opposition to proposed UK Athletics younger age group changes he says will have “disastrous consequences” for the sport.


19 March 2015, Gazette Live,
Josh Cowperthwaite celebrates medal with England call-up.  
Josh Cowperthwaite strikes silver in the National Cross Country competition in Blackburn