Sunday, 6 January 2019

Sherman Cup & Davison Shield Results

Hi Folks,

Results for the weekends first NEHL Fixture of the new year, held at Temple Park on Saturday 5th January may be found on the harrier league website.  Many congrats to all who took part.

Individual winners as follows:

U11 Girls - Poppy Wilde, Elswick Harriers
U11 Boys - Zac Brannon, Morth Shields Poly
U13 Girls - Charlotte Dillon, Durham City
U13 Boys - Tom Slane, Blackhill Bounders
U15 Girls - Katie Francis, Birtley
U15 Boys - Christopher Perkins, Birtley
U17&20 Women - Holly Peck, Morpeth
U17 Men - Will Bellamy, Houghton
Senior Women - Laura Weightman, Morpeth
Senior Men - Carl Smith, Tyne Bridge
Masters Women (35+) - Gemma Floyd, Morpeth
Masters Men (40+) - Robert Walker, Sunderland Harriers

In the team events Morpeth dominated both the cup and the shield finishing with only 10 points in the cup, and 18 points in the shield.


Laura Weightman led from the outset in the senior womens race, comfortably winning in 20:49 ahead of team mate Emma Holt 22:28 across the 3.8 mile course.  With four Morpeth senior women in the top ten, and 3 more masters 35+ women in the top twenty, it was a clear victory in both categories.  Their weakest category was the under 13 girls, finishing 11th overall, but they made up for it in the under 15s (3rd) and under 17&20s (2nd) with Holly Peck recording the individual gold.

The Sherman Cup was an easier victory that the Shield, with Morpeth claiming victory in the first three races, then second in the senior men (behind Tynebridge), and 5th in the masters men, to finish with a 10 point total.





Well done to both teams!

Team medals and the trophies will be presented at NEHL Thornley at the next fixture.



Wednesday, 2 January 2019

NEHL Temple Park - Sherman Cup & Davison Shield

Hi all.

Happy New Year!

Here is the course map for this weekend's Sherman Cup fixture at Temple Park. Please note parking details as posted by Ashleigh (below). Start times are as usual (see 
http://www.harrierleague.com/ ), although it may be possible to get Men's event underway at 1345. Look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday. 




GENTLE REMINDER; This is the only event in the Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League Calendar that is run off scratch - ie NO PACKS, Everyone goes off together in each race.


Make sure that you have on this season's race number, under 11s are yellow, juniors are orange, men are purple, and women are blue.  It will have 2018/19 written on the front, and will have a chip on the back.

Parking is limited so please car share where possible. You will need your change handy as parking is not free inside Temple Park. I think it is 70p but it could have gone up since last year. It is council owned so they will be taking payment, or you can pay at the machine.

Race headquarters is in the foyer of the leisure centre and numbers will be available for collection from 10:30, then on the course from 12:45.  Please arrive in enough time to get parked and collect your number (if you don't have one already).

Postcode for the event is NE34 8QN





12.00 Under 11 Boys 
12.05 Under 11 Girls
12.15 Under 17 men 
12.20 U17 and U20 women
12.35 Under 15 Boys
12.40 Under 15 Girls
12:50 Under 13 boys
12:55 Under 13 girls
13.05 Senior & veteran women
13:50 Senior & veteran Men


Are you attending the Start Fitness NEHL race at Temple Park this weekend? If so, post your event photos to Instagram 
📸 with #NEHL and TAG our Instagram page @StartFitnessuk in your post to be in with a chance of winning vouchers to spend in store and online!


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Cathedral Relays



34th CATHEDRAL CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS

HOSTED BY BIRTLEY AC
INCORPORATING THE NORTH EAST MASTERS ATHLETICS
ASSOCIATION OPEN CROSS COUNTRY RELAYS

(UNDER UKA RULES, permit applied for)

SUNDAY 13th JANUARY 2019 
AT LORD LAWSON OF BEAMISH ACADEMY, BIRTLEY, DH3 2LP



TEAMS of 3, 2 laps of 1500m      
ENTRY FEE £15.00 per team

RACE 1 10.00 MASTERS M35-44, M45-54, M55-65, M65+
All masters must be first claim members of NECAA clubs
RACE 2 11.00 SENIOR WOMEN/MASTERS WOMEN
W35-44, W45-54, W55-64, W65+
RACE 3 11.50 SENIOR MEN

PRIZES: Note only team awards will be presented on the day, full results/individuals later 

Race 1 Winning teams, NEMAA medals to 1st 3 age category teams, Fastest leg awards in 5 year categories, M35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65,70+

Age must be declared on the team declaration form

Race 2 1st 3 Senior Women`s teams, winning masters teams, fastest legs as above + SW

Race 3 1st 3 teams and fastest leg
RACE CONDITIONS: Teams must be declared at least 20 minutes before the start time

Age group prizes will only be awarded in declared master`s teams

Age category must be specified on declaration sheet

First claim runners only

Strict colours rule UKA 143 S1 (3)

Seniors must be 16 years or over on January 13th
The promoters will accept no liability for any loss or damage to equipment and clothing or for any injuries while competing

NB IN GATESHEAD SCHOOLS THERE IS A STRICT NO DOGS POLICY WITHIN SCHOOL GROUNDS.

ONLINE ENTRIES WILL OPEN VIA THE BIRTLEY AC WEBSITE ON MONDAY DECEMBER 17th  birtleyac.co.uk 

CLOSING DATE TO BE CONFIRMED (online entry form) WEEK BEGINNING JANUARY 7th 2019.

PLEASE NOTE IT IS MUCH APPRECIATED THAT BIRTLEY AC HAVE STEPPED IN TO ORGANISE THIS EVENT AT VERY SHORT NOTICE. 

TEAM AWARDS ONLY ON THE DAY.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

NECAA Cross Country Championships - Results

Hi folks,

Congratulations to the winners and a massive well done to all who took part at the 113th NECAA XC Champs held at Wrekenton on Saturday 8th December 2018.

The winning individuals and teams as follows:

U11 (non championship)

1st Boy - Zac Brannon, North Shields Poly
2nd Boy - Jem Henderson, Tynedale
3rd Boy - Alex lienard, unattached

1st Girl - Eden Creasey, Middlesbrough Mandale
2nd Girl - Zara Jones, Darlington
3rd Girl -  Sophie Quinn, Billingham Marsh House

Full under 11 results here



U13 Boys

1st Boy - Tom Slane, Blackhill
2nd Boy -  Ryan Davies, Morpeth
3rd Boy -  B. Pye, Houghton

Teams

1st - Morpeth (21) Davies, Dixon, Hudspith
2nd - Durham City (26) Terry, Glanville, Henderson
3rd - Gateshead (46) Dragoi, Das, Asquith

U13 Girls

1st Girl - Zoe Hill, Middlesbrough Mandale
2nd Girl - Emma McNeil, Middlesbrough Mandale
3rd Girl -  C. Dillon, Durham City

Teams

1st - Middlesbrough Mandale (8) Hill, McNeil, Herbert
2nd - Durham City (19) Dillon, Gibson, Peart
3rd - Gateshead (39) Crowder, Milburn, Milburn

U15 Boys

1st Boy - Christopher Perkins, Birtley
2nd Boy -  Joshua Blevins, North Shields Poly
3rd Boy -  Ethan McGlen, Gateshead

Teams

1st - Morpeth (38) Waterfield, Gooding, Duffin
2nd - Gateshead (38) McGlen, Race, Rooke
3rd - North Shields Poly (39) Blevins, Douglass, Eden

U15 Girls

1st Girl - Innes Curran, Gateshead
2nd Girl - Mille Breese, Alnwick
3rd Girl -  Katie Francis, Birtley

Teams

1st - Birtley (24) Francis, Graham, Thwaites
2nd - Gateshead (27) Curran, Hughes, Morris
3rd - Chester-le-Street (36) Chong, Scothern, Whitley

U17 Men

1st Man - Samuel Charlton, Wallsend
2nd Man - Daniel Dixon, Morpeth
3rd Man - Will Belamy, Houghton

Teams

1st - Morpeth (15) Dixon, Charlton, Melling
2nd - Middlesbrough Mandale (21) Haycock, Lowe, Currie
3rd - Houghton (33) Bellemy, Johnson, Taylor

U17&20 Women

1st Woman - India Pentland, Darlington
2nd Woman - Holly Peck, Morpeth
3rd Woman -  Elisha Tait, Gateshead

Teams

1st - Gateshead (28) Tait, Wellings, Baker
2nd - Houghton (38) Hardie, Pigford, Greggs
3rd - Morpeth (41) Peck, Hufton, Duffield

U20 Men

1st Man - Josh Cowperthwaite, Middlesbrough Mandale
2nd Man - Taylor Glover, Morpeth
3rd Man - Alexander Brown, Morpeth

Teams

1st - Morpeth (11) Glover, Brown, Briggs
2nd - Middlesbrough Mandale (15) Cowperthwaite, Begstrand, Spence
3rd - Durham (34) Pickering, Horsfield, Stephenson

Senior Women

1st Woman - Georgia Campbell, Jarrow & Hebburn
2nd Woman -  Emma Holt, Morpeth
3rd Woman -  Danielle Smythe, Heaton

Teams

1st - Jarrow & Hebburn (62) Campbell, Pattinson, Rutherford, Robinson
2nd - Morpeth (76) Holt, Floyd, Falloon, Gibbs
3rd - Gosforth (84) Warburton, Mellor, McKechnie, Moffatt

Senior Men

1st Man - Greg Jayasuria, Middlesbrough & Cleveland
2nd Man -  Kieran Walker, Middlesbrough Mandale
3rd Man -  Jack Willis, Middlesbrough & Cleveland

Teams

1st - Morpeth (132) Lawrence, Scott, Floyd, Straughan, Douglass, Innes
2nd - Durham City (142) Jenkin, Garbutt, Hornsby, Cook, Eaton, Everson
3rd - Gateshead (183) Franks, Cripwell, Christie, Alexander, Connolly, Linsley

Full team results here
Full individual results here

Race photos on Stuart Whitman Photography

Senior women's race 2nd (Emma Holt) and 1st (Georgia Campbell)

Senior Men's race winner Greg Jayasuria

The 114th North Eastern Cross Country Championships will take place at Alnwick Castle on December 14th 2019


Wednesday, 5 December 2018

113th NECAA Cross Country Championships


113th NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Gateshead Harriers host the 113th running of the North Eastern Counties Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the popular Wrekenton North East harrier League venue, with a twist as all races will be ran in the opposite direction.

Saltwell Harriers hosted the 103rd championships at the same venue ten years ago on a very wet day, resulting in a muddy course. Many of this Saturday`s entrants will have memories of that day and a lot will feature again. 

Highlighting a few of the 2008 finishers, in the senior men`s race Conrad Franks (Gateshead) 9th last year and 20th in 2008 will be looking for his best north eastern finish after leading home the England Master`s M35 squad to team gold at the annual Great Britain and Ireland annual master`s cross country international in November at Swansea. Dan Garbutt (Durham City), so consistent over the years and 3rd Junior Man in 2008 and senior winner in 2013 will also contest a wide open senior men`s field. Last year`s winner Jack Martin does not defend and Greg Jayasuriya (Middlesbrough & Cleveland) 3rd last year at Redcar should be among the race favourites. 

NECAA Team Manager Stewy Bell, 6th in 2008 is once again entered by Blackhill Bounders. Morpeth could be under threat from Tyne Bridge in the team event, where Philip Winkler, an U13 bronze team medallist with Alnwick ten years ago may feature as a counter.

In the senior women`s field, Jane Hodgson 3rd in 2017 and running under her maiden name  Mooney was 7th in 2008 she is entered in the Morpeth team who finished runners up in a close team race with Jarrow last time out. Morpeth`s Emma Holt, second at Redcar will be a strong favourite with Jarrow`s Georgia Campbell definitely in the mix leading the defending team champions. Sonia Samuel`s the 2017 winner is unlikely to run and both Kate Avery (Shildon) and Lydia Turner (Birtley) are on Great Britain duty at the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg in Holland. Ten years ago, Lydia finished 3rd in the U13 girls race.

From a list of forty odd technical and ancillary officials in 2008, twelve still remain on duty this year in various capacities. Keith Wood (Saltwell H), 2008 Clerk of Course will lead his course set up team to an early start once again.

In 2008, 183 finished the senior men`s race, with 501 entries this year, 400+ could finish.  62 completed the 2008 senior women`s championship and this year`s entry of 317, points to an impressive 250+ finishers. Ten years ago,  all ten age groups saw a total of 500 complete the challenging course on the day, this should easily be doubled on Saturday.

The U11 Boy`s non championship gets proceedings underway at 10.35am, with the championship events at 11.00, with the feature senior men`s and senior women`s races at 1.00 and 1.55 respectively.

Archie Jenkins

Championship Secretary

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

NECAA Cross Country Championships 2018


NORTH EASTERN COUNTIES ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

CROSS COUNTRY COMMITTEE             

Hon. Secretary:  A.Jenkins, 8 Meadow Riggs, Alnwick, N`land, NE66 1AP
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

WREKENTON, SATURDAY DECEMBER 8th 2018



FINAL INFORMATION
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND PASS INFORMATION ON, IF POSSIBLE, ADD TO YOUR CLUB`S FACEBOOK PAGE.

Thank you for entering this year's championships hosted by GATESHEAD H & AC, Birtley AC, Low Fell RC, Saltwell Harriers.



The course is on the land behind Cardinal Hume School, NE9 6RZ.

CAR AND COACH PARKING

NB VEHICLES IMPROPERLY PARKED WILL MEAN THE END OF USE AS A CROSS COUNTRY VENUE.

Cardinal Hume School Car Park & land opposite (as NE Harrier League)

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE HOUSING ESTATE ADJACENT TO THE COURSE or ON THE MAIN ROAD.


TENT DROP OFF: At the end of the housing estate adjacent to the course THEN RETURN TO DESIGNATED CAR PARKS.


TEAM MANAGERS ONLY TO COLLECT NUMBERS ON THE COURSE.  Race headquarters and presentation will be at the Jarrow & Hebburn AC Marquee tent & Card Connection Van.

U11 entries can be made at the number pick up tent before 10.00, alternatively please email info@harrierleague.com and enter your under 11 runners in advance.
I need name/date of birth/club/ and boy or girl if it is not obvious from the name.
Under 11s must be aged at least 9 on the day.

Under 11 start lists and results are available on the NEHL site



Forecast is for strong westerly winds during the event, make sure tents are well pegged down, with doors facing the course.

GENERAL

THE COURSE MAP is above. Those familiar with the Wrekenton Harrier League course, there may be slight variations, including distances and competitors will run in the opposite direction.

RACE ENTRIES can be seen on the SPORTSOFT 2018 RACE RESULTS website.

Anyone wearing their NYSD or NORTH EAST HARRIER LEAGUE number will automatically be DISQUALIFIED.

TOILET FACILITIES on the course.

REFRESHMENTS there will be no outlet provided.

FIRST AID and a lost children area will also be adjacent to the presentation area.

Please can all clubs ensure the venue is left LITTER FREE.

RESULTS will be posted `live` on the New Marske Harriers website.

PRESENTATIONS will be made shortly after each race, individual medal winners should report immediately at the end of their race and team presentations will be made during the following race.  Please check the attached presentation timetable (approximate).

2017 TROPHIES should be returned, cleaned and engraved, to the presentation area on the course.

INTER COUNTY SELECTION

Club secretaries should forward the contact details: name, address, email, mobile number, of the first 10 in each race (first 15 senior men and women) and any athlete of county standard who missed the championships or failed to finish in the first 10 (15) before December 31st to the team managers:
Men: Stewy Bell, 12 Lincoln Road, Moorside Consett, DH8 8EB, Tel: 07525484605, email: nufcstewy@hotmail.com
Ladies: Lynn Cooper, 5 Maltby Close, Sunderland, SR3 2QR, 07773 140617, lynn.cooper@ntlworld.com
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION ONLY. THE FIRST 10/15 FINISHERS ARE NOT GUARANTEED SELECTION. THOSE SELECTED WILL BE NOTIFIED FOLLOWING A SELECTION MEETING IN JANUARY AFTER THE NORTHERN CHAMPIONSHIPS AT Pontefract. Accommodation / travel arrangements will also be available following selection. All cross country races up to January 26th will be considered.

The NECAA welcomes bids for future championships (contact the secretary). The 2019 venue will be announced on December 9th.

10.35   U11B Non-Championship                10.40   U11G Non-Championship
11.00   U13B                                                   11.15   U13G
11.30   U15B                                                  11.40   U15G
12.00   U17/20W                                            12.25   U20M
1.00     Senior Men                                        1.55     Senior Women
2.30     U17M

 ENJOY THE DAY

NEHL Aykley heads - Round up and team photos

Hi Folks,

Many thanks to Derwentside, Elvet and Durham City for hosting another successful harrier league fixture at Aykley Heads.

Your winners as follows:

U11 Girls - Poppy Wilde, Elswick
U11 Boys - Zac Brannon, NSP
U13 Girls - Abigail Thornley, Tynedale.  Fastest time - Charlotte Dillon, Durham
U13 Boys - Tom Slane, Blackhill (also fastest time)
U15 Girls - Lucy Scothern, Chester-le-St.  Fastest time - Ines Curran, Gateshead
U15 Boys - Harrison Cutler, Tynedale.  Fastest time - Christopher Perkins, Birtley
U17&20 Women - Holly Peck, Morpeth (also fastest time)
U17 Men - Tom Rutherford, Blaydon.  Fastest time - Ross Charlton, Morpeth
Senior & Masters Women - Brigid Dennehy, Gateshead.  Fastest time - Danielle Hodgkinson, Wallsend
Senior & Masters Men - Taylor Glover, Morpeth, Fastest time - Kieran Headley, Morpeth

Full results available on the NEHL website: http://harrierleague.com/results/2018-19/Aykley/

Here are your team photos: