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    1st Birtley Junior XC Relays

    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of our athletics club, Birtley AC will be holding a 3 stage XC relay event with awards for the first 3 teams in each category (u11 boys and girls, u13 boys and girls, u15/u17 boys and girls). Full details including postcode etc. can be seen here.... Continue reading »

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    Royal Signals relays



    Well you know it is going to be a big race when Adrian tells you there are some good teams out, and then adds, I don't mean good runners, I mean teams full of good runners.

    Signals relays have always been popular. I remember running in them around the Team Valley since then... Continue reading »

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    Two 5 o’clocks in a day

    As the festivity passed and the cold winter month of January was cast upon us the inevitable arrived; I had to go to work. For me this meant 12 hours a day for 21 days on board an oil rig in the North Sea (a less than perfect marathon training environment).
    Continue reading »

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    If Carlsberg did weekends…

    Big day for us , erm, mature athletes. A trip to Wallsend for the Vets cross country championships. The event for some, was the first of two races as there was an adventure in the evening planned for the survivors.

    My first challenge for the day was actually getting there. I thought... Continue reading »

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    Weekend roundup

    Further International honours for Kate Waugh who once again represented her country this weekend at the Elgoibar International Cross Country near Bilbao Spain.

    Continue reading »

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    Hedge-hope you survive this one! – Winter Wipeout Jan 2017

    I can’t recall exactly why i signed up for this one.  I'd not done a proper fell race before.  I remember thinking it sounded interesting, but let it slip off the radar and then it sold out.  There was talk of more places becoming available and I looked again, then Lee said he had... Continue reading »

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    Remembrances of Jimmy Richardson

    Our honorary member, Jimmy Richardson, unfortunately passed away in the QE hospital in the early hours of Friday 13th January. He was 65 and had been in hospital for only a few days. I am sure our longstanding members will all remember Jimmy and his remarkable achievements. For our newer members I will... Continue reading »

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    Weekend of competition all over the place…

    Well we haven't seen Mark this year yet, but he came home to see us this weekend, but I wasn't destined to see him much. He came home late Friday night, but earlyish Saturday morning I was heading down the A1 with Adrian and Chloe for the Northern indoor championships. When I say earlyish, we would... Continue reading »

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    Making a habit of it? (Old Monk’s Race, Hartlepool 8th Jan)

    So, as I am trying to get to a degree of fitness, following yesterday's run, I abstained from the demon drink, and replaced my energy with a nice juicy steak, and a bottle of water...honest I did... No, really I did!!!

    Today was my turn to drive, as I travelled to Hart Village , just... Continue reading »

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    Herrington Park 7th Jan 2017

    Well, first things first,happy new year. I hope Santa was good to you but by now please... You must have your trees down!

    Club reopened Tuesday after the new year, that is for those who didn't take advantage of the extra sessions put on by Tommy and Gary.. The first session we had was... Continue reading »

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    We’re back!

    Just when you were getting comfy in front of the telly on a Tuesday night, it's time to work some of that Christmas pud off and start training again! Club resumes normal sessions Tuesday 3rd January - happy new year to all our members, we look forward to seeing lots of PBs and athletes on the winner's... Continue reading »

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    So, it begins…

    I, David Lamond, have won the Birtley AC allocated number for the 2017 London marathon. After booking hotels and planning a fun packed family weekend in London it suddenly dawned on me I HAVE TO TRAIN FOR THIS, IT'S 26.2 MILE!! I set a date to start training, Boxing Day, 16 weeks before the main event... Continue reading »

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    New Kit Catalogue & Order Form

    The long awaited "new kit" is ready to order.

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    Parents/ Volunteers can you help on Tues/Thurs nights?

    This is a request for Parents/ Volunteers to please help us with weekly signing in sheets for 10-15mins on either Tuesday or Thursday nights. We simply need help manning the new subs station outside the meeting room.

    As you know the £2 weekly subscription is paid either... Continue reading »

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    Calendar

    You may not have noticed, but our calendar is now up and running again - please check it out regularly, all important dates (track and field meetings, Harrier league dates, national champs etc.) will be updated as soon as possible, and useful info will be... Continue reading »

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by Val Baxter

February 23, 2017

1st Birtley Junior XC Relays

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of our athletics club, Birtley AC will be holding a 3 stage XC relay event with awards for the first 3 teams in each category (u11 boys and girls, u13 boys and girls, u15/u17 boys and girls). Full details including postcode etc. can be seen here. This is an excellent... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 18, 2017

Royal Signals relays

Well you know it is going to be a big race when Adrian tells you there are some good teams out, and then adds, I don’t mean good runners, I mean teams full of good runners. Signals relays have always been popular. I remember running in them around the Team Valley since then there have... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 14, 2017

Two 5 o’clocks in a day

As the festivity passed and the cold winter month of January was cast upon us the inevitable arrived; I had to go to work. For me this meant 12 hours a day for 21 days on board an oil rig in the North Sea (a less than perfect marathon training environment). As I knew this... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 6, 2017

If Carlsberg did weekends…

Big day for us , erm, mature athletes. A trip to Wallsend for the Vets cross country championships. The event for some, was the first of two races as there was an adventure in the evening planned for the survivors. My first challenge for the day was actually getting there. I thought I knew roughly... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 23, 2017

Weekend roundup

Further International honours for Kate Waugh who once again represented her country this weekend at the Elgoibar International Cross Country near Bilbao Spain. Kate finished in a magnificent third place – well done Kate! At Barnard Castle, many of Birtley’s younger athletes were competing in the County School’s Champs, with several athletes qualifying to compete... Read more »

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January 22, 2017

Hedge-hope you survive this one! – Winter Wipeout Jan 2017

I can’t recall exactly why i signed up for this one.  I’d not done a proper fell race before.  I remember thinking it sounded interesting, but let it slip off the radar and then it sold out.  There was talk of more places becoming available and I looked again, then Lee said he had signed up... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 16, 2017

Remembrances of Jimmy Richardson

Our honorary member, Jimmy Richardson, unfortunately passed away in the QE hospital in the early hours of Friday 13th January. He was 65 and had been in hospital for only a few days. I am sure our longstanding members will all remember Jimmy and his remarkable achievements. For our newer members I will recap below.... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 15, 2017

Weekend of competition all over the place…

Well we haven’t seen Mark this year yet, but he came home to see us this weekend, but I wasn’t destined to see him much. He came home late Friday night, but earlyish Saturday morning I was heading down the A1 with Adrian and Chloe for the Northern indoor championships. When I say earlyish, we... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 14, 2017

Dave Does London (or Rigger to Runner)

Two 5 o’clocks in a day S... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 8, 2017

Making a habit of it? (Old Monk’s Race, Hartlepool 8th Jan)

So, as I am trying to get to a degree of fitness, following yesterday’s run, I abstained from the demon drink, and replaced my energy with a nice juicy steak, and a bottle of water…honest I did… No, really I did!!! Today was my turn to drive, as I travelled to Hart Village , just... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 8, 2017

Herrington Park 7th Jan 2017

Well, first things first,happy new year. I hope Santa was good to you but by now please… You must have your trees down! Club reopened Tuesday after the new year, that is for those who didn’t take advantage of the extra sessions put on by Tommy and Gary.. The first session we had was just... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 2, 2017

We’re back!

Just when you were getting comfy in front of the telly on a Tuesday night, it’s time to work some of that Christmas pud off and start training again! Club resumes normal sessions Tuesday 3rd January – happy new year to all our members, we look forward to seeing lots of PBs and athletes on... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 2, 2017

So, it begins…

I, David Lamond, have won the Birtley AC allocated number for the 2017 London marathon. After booking hotels and planning a fun packed family weekend in London it suddenly dawned on me I HAVE TO TRAIN FOR THIS, IT’S 26.2 MILE!! I set a date to start training, Boxing Day, 16 weeks before the main... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 1, 2017

Aykley heads… Part 2!

Most sincere apologies for this tardy little article, but unfortunately I work as well as running and sometimes that takes up a lot more time than I have. So, a brief detail about the results from Aykley Heads, and this only applies to the senior/vets race. With the ‘North Easterns’ traditionally being used to decide... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

December 29, 2016

Attention, masters of the universe athletics!

Come on, don’t be shy – 35 and over is no age at all! The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) organise many events for the more mature athlete, where you can compete against people of your own age group, instead of the teenagers you are forced to compete against at other races! There are... Read more »

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