Full info on the day can be downloaded HERE - this includes a site map and parking instructions (£7 per car).
Latest update from ECCA (Keep checking their FB page for last minute updates)
We have been in discussions with Nottingham City Council and following the meeting we can update you as follows:
“In the event of adverse weather and high winds (40mph +) alternative car parking arrangements will be in force. We strongly advise all visitors to arrive early in time for their race and to be prepared to be re-directed.
The Council will utilise alternative areas not normally used for parking and they are currently trying to secure additional off site parking.
Please be patient at all times, the organisers are working hard to ensure the event goes ahead”.
Clearly it will not be cancelled because of the state of the course but parking safely is very important. We suggest you plan to get to Nottingham a good bit earlier than you would normally.
Please keep looking for updates, as late as Saturday morning.
Click on the image below to download the prospectus. A sign-up sheet is available on our online noticeboard - please get your names down in plenty of time to allow us to enter the correct number of teams required, I need names by 2nd Feb at the latest.
Here are the dates and locations for the cross country matches that form the North East Harrier League:-
The season is upon us, and we have some amazing cross country courses to look forward to this year. As usual, the club will pay your entry fee for this event, and we hope to see lots of you out there this season.
Info about THORNLEY HALL FARM
Please check the NEHL website and Vicki Thompson's NEHL blog page for any last minute updates and course information.
The farm is situated near Wheatley Hill on the A181
Postcode for the farm is: DH6 3LY
ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TURN COMING FROM DURHAM A181 you must go down to the roundabout and come back up TO THE SECOND ENTRANCE.
Important information about parking at Thornley
PRICE is £3 per car. Please have this ready to ease traffic queues.
Tents MAY be dropped off at the first entrance if the traffic is not to busy otherwise you’ll have to carry them from where you are parked.
Parking will firstly be on the road within the farm and then on the field.
U11 Boys 1200
U11 Girls 1205
U17 Men 1215
U20/17 Women 1220
U15 Boys 1235
U15 Girls 1240
U13 Boys 1250
U13 Girls 1255
Sen & Vet W 1305
Sen & Vet M 1350
See course map for Sunday at Thornley Hall Farm. Big think you to the landowner John and also Blackhill Bounders for organisation.
Message from Northern Athletics
Due to increased rainfall at the Camp Hill Estate in Bedale we have had to slightly alter the layout for the XC Championships on Saturday. Please see the attached picture.
The main difference is the car park location and race start.
Our second cross country relays event consists of 3 races - senior men (ages 16-34), masters men, and women (seniors and masters). The masters races incorporate the NEMAA Open Cross Country Relay Championships - you don't need to be a member of NEMAA to win an individual or team medal, you just need to make sure your club has a team entered!
Last year's races proved very popular, and the same course is being utilised this year (map shown below). The full prospectus, including prize list, can be viewed here, and online entries are available in our store - there will be no entries on the day.
As a North East Championship, entries are made and paid for by the club - please add your name and age group HERE if you wish to run in this important local competition.
Names must be on the list by 21st November
NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
This year commemorates 25 years since the 1st European Championships in Alnwick. No course maps are currently available - these will be published here as soon as we have them. There are team prizes available as well as individual titles (3 to count for most younger age groups, 4 for senior women and 6 for senior men).
The first three finishers in the county championships will have automatic selection for NECAA teams. The next priority race (Northern Champs) will indicate current form and teams will be selected the following day. If athletes are unable to run in the Northerns, all other cross country races will then be taken into account IF THE SELECTORS ARE INFORMED. Final details will be sent out and posted on the NECAA website.
In addition to the main event, there will also be an U11 non-championship run (1.5k) starting at 10.35am. Entries will be taken on the day only (£2), no later than 10am, but Vicki would prefer our entries on one spreadsheet if possible, so please add your name(s) to THIS U11 LIST Competitors must be age 9 or 10 on the day.
U11 boys 10.35am, U11 girls 10.40am.
This event has always been well attended by Birtley AC and we hope to see lots of you out running on the day. All age groups from u11 upwards. Entries can be made HERE
Race HQ : RGS , Brandling House, Lambton Road, Jesmond, NE2 4DX10km Prize List can be found here
Junior Prize List can be found here
PLEASE NOTE THAT A LADIES TEAM WILL COMPRISE OF 4 RUNNERS. Also note that the prize list has been extended to include veteran prizes for both men and women from V35 through to V65+
This year the 10K race will incorporate the NEMAA 10K Men’s and Women’s Road Racing Championship 2019 which is open to all NEMAA members. Membership can be obtained here for anyone wishing to join.
Timetable of events:
Mini Minor’ Under 11 boys/girls (minimum age 9 on 10/11/19) – Approx 1km £3.00
JUNIOR RACE: Under 13 boys/girls (aged 11 & 12 on 31/08/19) – 3km £3.00
JUNIOR RACE: Under 15 boys/girls (aged 13 & 14 on 31/08/19) – 3km £3.00
JUNIOR RACE: Under 17 men/women & Under 20 men/women – 5km £3.00
(u17 aged 15 & 16 on 31/08/17. u20 aged 17, 18 & 19 on 31/08/19)
A full timetable can be found here:- memorial-road-races-timetable-2019
ALL JUNIOR RACES WILL BE CHIP TIMED!
MAIN RACE: Senior/veteran men/women (chip timed) – 10km £11 att / £13 unattached
entry fees are +£3 if you enter on the day (if race is not full)
Online entry for the 10k available at here
Entry form can be downloaded here
Route Map for 3K & 1K Race:- To Follow
Route Map for 10K Race:- To Follow
Race Terms & Conditions:- heaton-memorial-road-races-2019-terms-and-conditions
For all enquiries please email email@example.com
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
To add your name to the entry list, click here
Closing date for entries 14th OCTOBER 2019
NB CLUB COLOURS & VEST/CROP TOP ALL OF THE SAME DESIGN MUST BE WORN
Clubs may submit a maximum of 9 names per team (3 Stage) or 12 names per team (4 Stage) There is no restriction on the number of teams a club may enter except in U11 event where a maximum of 2 teams per club will be accepted.
U11 Competitors 8, 9 & 10 years on 31st August/1st September 2019. ( Note for information: The U11 race is not an area championship event, but is a South Yorkshire championship event) U13 Competitors 11 & 12 years on 31st August/1st September 2019. (Team managers can enter athletes aged 11 on the day of competition to compete as an U13)
U15 Competitors 13 & 14 years on 31st August / 1st September 2019
U17 Competitors 15 & 16 years on 31st August / 1st September 2019 Senior Competitors 17 years and over on 31st August / 1st September 2019.
Entry fees (shown below) will be paid by the club as this is a championship competition, but you may be liable to repay your entry fee if you put your name on the list and then do not compete on the day.
U17/U15/U13 /U11 £21.00 per team
Senior Women £24.00 per team (3 Stage)
Senior Men £32.00 per team (4 Stage)
Details to follow when available
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.