Christmas sessions for my group and anyone else who would like to join us, as follows
Sun 19th Elba park 10am
Tue 21st Cong Burn 10am
Thurs 23rd Beamish woods 10am, meet behind Shepherd & Shepherdess
Sun 26th Boxing Day Beamish Run 10.30am Eden picnic area
Tues 28th Cocken woods 10am
Thurs 30th Cong Burn 10am
Sun 2nd Elba park 10am
Anyone who can't make it due to transport reasons as the sessions are during the day, just let me know and I will sort something out so you don't miss out on what will be a good block of endurance training ready for the championships next year.
Thursday 23rd December - Meet at Birtley Baths car park for 7pm start.
Sunday 26th December - The Annual Boxing Day Run / The Beamish Blow Eden car park 10:30 for 10:45 start, see the FB post for further information.
Tuesday 28th December - Wicker man session 10am. Meet Lower Burnhall Car Park DH1 3TX. Trail/off road shoes needed
Thursday 30th December - Watergate Forest Park 10am. Off road gravel paths
Friday 31st December - South Shields Beach session 10am. Meet on the beach behind the Sandhaven Beach Chalets. Towel and change of clothes and shoes
Sunday 2nd January - Beamish long easy run 9:30 at Eden Place car park. Mainly off road
Monday 3rd January - Chester le Street Riverside Park 10am meet in car park next to where the Park Run starts. Mainly off road and grass, spikes ok.
Tuesday 4th January - Return to normal training at Lord Lawson
Other coaches' sessions will be posted as they are announced, keep checking this page!
To comply with current Covid regulations, please wear a face mask at all times whilst indoors at Lord Lawson (i.e. gym/sports hall and throughout all hallways). As Thursday 16th is games night for the younger athletes, please come to club for approx 6.40pm if at all possible, to allow for team organisation etc. Thank you, and best wishes to everyone for the festive season!
Training will not be taking place at Lord Lawson over the Christmas and New Year holidays - the last session at the school this year will be held on Thursday 16th December, when the younger groups will be having a fun games night instead of normal training. However, most of the coaches will be putting on special sessions at varying locations over the holidays, so please keep an eye on our website and/or our social media pages for further details.
The club also traditionally takes part in a social run around Beamish Woods on Boxing Day, organised by Aurora Harriers, meeting at 10.30 in Eden picnic area carpark for a 10.45 start, approx 5.5 miles at a relaxed pace (walkers welcome!). Bring refreshments for afterwards if the weather is kind!
Birtley AC would like to wish all their athletes, parents, coaches, friends and supporters the very best for Christmas and the upcoming new year - let's hope 2022 is a better one!
Results from the NECAA XC Championships at Sedgefield can be seen on our Results page
Congratulations to all our athletes, for a small club we came away with quite a few medals, both individual and team, as well as the biggest turnout of any club in the whole race for the senior men! Thank you to everyone who competed, and the coaches and family members who offered their vocal support on the day! (Plus a certain Mr Darcy)
IMPORTANT - Remember to take £1 (exact change if possible) for parking (it's a voluntary payment, collected in a bucket as you exit the car park area, but let's do our bit for our local sports organisation!)
For timetables etc. please see our race info page
Results link HERE