If anyone fancies a training session tomorrow morning instead of a Park Run I’ll be at Rainton Meadows 9:30. It’ll be a fartlek type session - Tommy Millmore
Birtley AC athlete Adrian Bailes showed his fine form with another fantastic first place at last weekend's Brass Monkey Half Marathon, finishing in an impressive 69:44.
Team Birtley were also ably represented with a slew of sub 90 minute performances from:-
Martin Bell 81:45
Karl Oakes 82:13
Ruth Dadswell 88:22
Well done everyone!
Birtley hosted the Cathedral Relays on Sunday 13th January, and what a great day it was. The technically challenging course, with its short but steep hills, and lots of twists and turns to make the most of a limited space, proved very popular with the athletes. The warm (wind-free!) indoor sign up area in the Lord Lawson gym was greatly appreciated by the team managers, as were the refreshments on offer.
Results (from a very nervous results team!) were produced on the day, and prizes were presented to the winning athletes and teams. The NEMAA team awards were also presented by Archie Jenkins, with the individual medals to be given out at the upcoming XC Champs next month at Wallsend.
Full results here.
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Going from amateur runner to first British finisher at the SimplyHealth Great North Run in less than 2 years.
Hayley Carruthers shot onto the running stage last year and she’s already gained her first England vest. Runners World describe her tremendous progress as a ‘meteoric climb to the top’. Supported by her coach, Dan Robinson, Hayley’s work ethic and dedication is the reason for her success.
On the 12th of January at the Start Fitness Newcastle store, they’re offering a chance for you to meet Hayley and listen to her inspiring story so far. It’s the perfect opportunity to discuss training, racing and what it’s like to compete at an international level. You can learn new training techniques, gain unique professional insight and get inspired by one of the most talked about up and coming long distance athletes of the moment.
They’ll be showcasing the all-new Saucony Kinvara 10 too which Hayley wears during her training! So it’s also the perfect opportunity to get a professional opinion of this new 2019 shoe.
Some of Hayley Carruthers achievements to date include:
•Hayley ran the 2018 Telford 10k in 33:18 - achieving Second place and a new 10K PB.
•First British finisher at the 2018 SimplyHealth Great North Run with a time of 74:46.
•International debut, racing for England in the Toronto Marathon in October 2018.
Hayley has big goals for the future and if you want to know what those goals are, come to the event at our Newcastle store on Saturday the 12th of January.
*Free, Non-ticketed event*
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As many of you will know we are hosting the Cathedral relays next Sunday and this will include refreshments. This is a plea for donations of cakes, biscuits and anything else you would care to contribute. Hayley and Kaley may need additional pairs of hands too if anyone is free to help. Thanks in advance :)
Birtley AC had some great performances at the recent Sherman Cup/Davison Shield XC - everyone ran well, but special mentions must go to:-
Maggie and Daisy Graham (3rd and 6th) in the girls u11 race.
George Beevers 12th in the u13 boys race.
Katie Francis won the u15 girls race, with Tess Graham, Abigail Thwaites, Scarlett Newby and Amy Drummond all finishing within the top 20 of the u15 girls race. The u15 girls also won gold in the u15 team competition.
Chris Perkins won the u15 boys race by a clear margin to complete the Birtley double.
Ollie Barrett and Lewis McConnell both finished in the top 10 of the u17 mens race.
Adrian Bailes finished 3rd in a strong mens field, whilst Ruth Dadswell made her comeback in a very creditable 23rd position in the womens race.
Well done to all, results can be seen here.