Pedro's 10k, held in memory of Barry (Pedro) Murray, takes place on Sunday 20th October, beginning at The Louisa Centre, Front St, Stanley DH9 0TE at 10am. We'd like to see as many Birtley AC members in this as possible, as Pedro was a popular and well-liked member of our club. Online entries on RunBritain
The Northern Athletics Road Relay Championships take place at SportCity Manchester on Sunday September 15th. The junior prospectus is shown below. The Senior Womens race starts at 14.05 and is 4 stage (approx 5.4k). The Senior Mens race starts at 14.00 and is 6 stage (approx 6.8k).
If you wish to compete in this event, please add your name to the list available on our noticeboard page.
As this is a championship race, entries will be paid for by Birtley AC - anyone who enters and then does not compete on the day may be liable to repay the entry fee.
Names must be submitted by 5th September to allow entries to be made in time for the closing date.
This is a great warm up for harrier season, with a nice little 1.8 mile route through the twisty Farringdon course. Entries for this event are paid for by the club - make sure you get your names on the list on our online noticeboard before the closing date of Thursday 5th September.
Following discussions between Sunderland City Council, England Athletics and the North Eastern Counties AA, the Signals Relays have been given the green light to go ahead on the re-arranged date of Saturday, 31st August 2019, at the regular venue Hetton Lyons Park.
If you're interested in competing, please see our sign-up sheet on the Club Noticeboard page. Entries close 19th August.
A great way to sneak in an extra running session, the relays are overlooked by Durham castle and Cathedral by the river Wear. Running exclusively on closed university grounds the grass track is perfect for a “blast”. Running two laps of a 1500 metre course predominantly flat with a cheeky little bank which adds to the views over the river as you descend. Prizes for age groups, Senior Men and Women and Vets too. This event is run under EA rules and for affiliated club members only.
Please use on street parking around the city as none is available at the racecourse itself, there is plenty of parking within ten minutes walk of the course. Changing facilities will be available.
Race 1 6.30 PM Senior Men and Women
Race 2 7.05 PM Vet Men(35+) & Vet Women(35+) & Mixed team relay - mixed team can include any combination of senior and or vets but must include at least one male and one female runner from the same club.
Prizes for race 1 & 2
1st, 2nd and 3rd Teams:-
Senior Men, Senior Women , Masters Men, Masters Women, Mixed team.
Fastest leg Senior Male & Female & Masters Man and Masters Woman
£15 per team, Clubs may enter more than one team. No on the day entries
Team runners must be declared at least 15 mins before the start of a race. Registration will open at 5.30 PM
Senior Athletes must be 16 years or over on 31/08/18
Anyone interested can either paste on our FB page or use the form on our online noticeboard here.
The Durham Association of Boys and Girls Clubs annual T&F Champs will be taking place at Middlesbrough on Sunday 28th July. There are limited events available, and there will only be one Birtley athlete chosen to compete in each event - age groups are from U11 to U20. The events are as follows:-
U11 – 100m, 200m, 800m, 4 x 100 relay, high jump, long jump, shot putt
U13 – 100, 200, 800, 1500, 4 x 100 relay, high jump, long jump, shot putt
U15 – 100, 200, 300, 800, 1500, relay, HJ, LJ, SP, javelin, discus
U17 – 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, relay, HJ, LJ, SP, JT, DT, triple Jump
U20 – 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 3000 (boys only), relay, HJ, LJ, TJ (boys only), SP, JT, DT
If you would like to be considered, Ed Lown has requested that you contact him via FB Messenger (If you aren't on Messenger, you can email me and I'll forward your request to Ed)
A county team will be selected from the winners of this match, with a National final taking place on 31st August in Manchester. Please advise Ed if you will be available on that day, if selected.
All matches begin at 9.30am and finish at 1pm. These matches are an ideal way to take that first step into athletics competition, with a low key atmosphere and the chance to try your hand at a new event or two. They all take place at Gateshead Stadium on the following dates:-
Sunday 14th April
Saturday 25th May
Sunday 21st July
The entry forms and timetable aren't available yet, but to give you an idea of what's on offer, here's last year's:-
Programme of events:
8.30am to 9.15am Registration & Issuing of numbers
9.30am 75m sprint Howler throw 400m Standing L Jump
10.10am Howler throw 75m sprint Standing L Jump 400m
10.50am 600m Standing L Jump 75m sprint Howler throw
11.30am Long Jump 600m Howler throw 50m sprint
The Angel View Races are always well attended by Birtley AC, and we hope this year will be no exception.
There are 3 events:-
A fun run, starting at 18.15. In conjunction with the Angel 21 celebrations . All runners to get a medal. Start by the Angel view Hotel on the railway track and finish by the Angel of the North. This is a new event. Distance is 1.5 miles on tracks fields and paths. starting at 6pm parking is by the Angel View Hotel in fields
A Junior Race, beginning at 18.30. A one mile run for the under 11s and 1.5 miles for the under 13s and 15s. Ages on the day. Medals to all finishers by the Angel of the North.
Senior Race, beginning at 19.15. !5+ An undulating course around the Angel of the North on old railway tracks and fields and other paths. Hilly!
The North East Grand Prix is a series of 6 open athletics matches that take place at either Monkton or Gateshead Stadium. There will be a choice of events at each match, with some variations for the different age groups. Start Fitness athlete of the match awards (male/female) will be announced after each fixture.
Grand Prix Rules: 1st place = 9 points down to 9th place = 1 point.
Awards: 1st six in each age/gender category - must have competed at 3 or more meets.
Entry:- £4.50 for first event, and £3 for each extra event. Entries will be available for the first time online this year, so you can pay ahead of the match to save queuing time on the night.
All matches start at 11.15am but please arrive at least half an hour earlier to allow coaches to decide on teams. These matches are fairly low key and are a great introduction to athletics competition, and it gives a great opportunity to try out something you might never have done before, with the support of your team mates to help you!
Match 1 Sunday 28th April Monkton Stadium Timetable for Monkton here
Match 2 Saturday 18th May Middlesbrough Sports Village * Timetable for Middlesbrough here
Match 3 Sunday 23rd June Monkton Stadium Timetable for Monkton here
Match 4 Saturday 20th July Middlesbrough Sports Village Timetable for Middlesbrough here
Inter-league match Sunday 1st September Cudworth Dorothy Hyman Sports Centre
This final fixture is the inter-league match against Yorkshire - the top 3 athletes in each event will automatically be selected to represent the NEYDL, and transport will be provided by the league.
The first event of these matches is at 11.30am (hammer) and a full timetable is shown below. You can compete in the league from U17 and these matches are an ideal opportunity to have a go at a discipline you may not have previously tried. You can be part of a team, with great support being given by all the athletes participating in the match, not just your own team members - these matches have a really nice atmosphere of friendly competition. Our division of the league (3E) consists of the following teams:- Chester le Street, New Marske Harriers, South Shields/Birtley AC, North Shields Poly, Richmond & Zetland, and Tynedale Harriers.
As we are a composite team with South Shields, you may not be able to compete in every one of your events, but every effort will be made to match athletes to their chosen event whenever possible. If you'd like to take part, please add your name to this online list. A list of athletes will be shown on our club noticboard page.
Dates for your diary:-
Saturday 13th April
Saturday 4th May,
Saturday 8th June,
Saturday 6th July,
Sunday 18th August.
Full details on the NOTAN website.
Birtley AC have been invited to provide 3 teams for this event (full details below) - if we are oversubscribed, participants will be chosen by the coaches or team captains. If you wish to be considered for a place in the team, please add you name here.
Invitation from Blackhill:-
It’s that time of the year again where we return to our roots on the former steelworks site and hold our relay event and post race festivities in Blackhill Club.
Birtley AC will pay for the first event in these prestigious championships - you only have to pay for any additional events you wish to enter. Our online entry, including your free event, can be found here. Any athlete who does not compete on the day and does not have a valid reason for this will be required to repay the entry fees to Birtley AC.
NB Please take notice of the following NECAA rules:-
Any competitor who achieves a place in a Saturday final but does not take part in that final without giving a valid reason to the Chief Track Judge may be debarred from competing in any event on the Sunday. [UKA Rule 115 (3)]
Athletes may compete in the Championships of only one County Association in any one calendar year.
In order to be considered for selection for the Inter County competitions, athletes must have entered the NECAA Track And Field Championships.
Monday May 6th - Club Outing to Lancaster & Morecambe Open T&F Meeting - FREE TRANSPORT PROVIDED BY THE CLUB
This year for our club Track and Field Trip away day, we are going to Lancaster and Morecambe AC Open Medal Meeting at Salt Ayre Leisure Centre, Lancaster LA1 5JS. The club (Birtley AC) are providing free coach transport to the venue which has events for U9s through every age category to seniors (that includes masters athletes too, no excuses!).
All we require from you as athletes is to inform your coach if you are coming, and book how many seats you need on the bus by clicking HERE; finally click HERE to go their club website, enter and pay for your chosen events before the closing date of 27/4/19.
NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY except 3000m (close at 14.30)
This will be a great fun day for both kids and parents - don't miss out on the chance to actually enjoy a bank holiday Monday without having to drive the family somewhere. (Plus the kids will be entertained whilst travelling!)