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.
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!)
Closing date for club entries:- Thursday 17th April 2019
NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 10,000 Metres Championships 2019
Wednesday 24th April 2019
Race Starts 18:00
Incorporating the Northern Athletics 10,000 Metres Championship Monkton Stadium
(Under UKA Rules Permit Number: OUT 19/130)
Conditions of Entry (please read carefully)
For the NECAA Championship, Medals will only be awarded to eligible athletes born, or having bona fide residence for nine months prior to the date of the competition, in the counties of Northumberland, Durham, Tyne & Wear or Cleveland. Athletes may compete in the Championships of only one County Association in any one calendar year. Term time only university residence does not qualify.
For the Northern 10000 Metres Championship, Medals will be awarded to athletes whose Clubs are affiliated to Northern Athletics.
Club Entry Fees: £8 (to be paid by Birtley AC, on condition that athlete competes on the day).
Non-Birtley entries can be made via race-results.co.uk
Presentations will take place, as soon as possible, after event has been completed and results verified
Club Vests must be worn
Club entries can be made here by clicking the button below
Last date for club entries - Thursday 4th April See Shannel at club or email if interested
Elswick Harriers present:
The Good Friday Relays on Friday 19th April 2019
Run under U.K.A. Rules. Licence No. 2019-37532
Under 11’s: Race 1. 9.15 am. Combined U/11’s Boys & Girls Race. 1.16 miles. ENTRANTS MUST OVER THE AGE OF 9 ON THE DAY OF THE RACE AND UNDER THE AGE OF 11. 1st 3 individuals to receive a medal. £2 per athlete.
Race 2. 9.25 am. Combined U13’s Boys & Girls race. 1.6 miles. Entrants must be under 13 years old on the 31st August 2018 to qualify. £3 per athlete.
Race 3. 9.35 am. Combined U15’s Boys & Girls race. 1.6 miles. Entrants must be under 15 years old on the 31st August 2018 to qualify. £3 per athlete.
Kieran Maxwell Memorial Open Track & Field Meeting Sunday April 7th 2019 NEW VENUE - Middlesbrough Sports Village
Closing date 29th March £7 for first event, £4 additional events
There'll be more info and pictures etc. on their FB page - link below