Thursday 23 January 2020

NEHL Update and other news

NEHL UPDATE:
Just to confirm the re-arranged date for the Druridge Bay fixture will be the 29th March. We have a permit, and just need to confirm traffic management. Big thanks to everyone at Blyth RC involved with this. The fixture falls just a week before the Blyth 10K, so its likely that we'll be looking for a few volunteers nearer the time to help out with marshalling etc at the Harrier League fixture.

Paul is looking for help with the chip timing as he is unable to make the rearranged date.  If you want to see how it works please talk to him at the Thornley Hall Farm fixture.

Update on Lambton Estate. Met with the Estate Manager last weekend, and provisional date set for the 14th March. We'll probably be in a different part of the Estate (Castle side) than the planned site in October. We are working on the course design and looking to meet with the Estate gamekeeper to sort this in a couple of weeks time (probs around 8th Feb) and will be looking into updating our arrangements with the Safety Advisary Group, and also sort a permit. Have given NA a heads up re the latter and shouldn't be a problem. Hopefuly looking to firm up mid February-ish. Ha!ha! might go down to the wire on that one! No worries!🤓
Cheers
John Stephens

NORTHERN XC CHAMPIONSHIPS - BEDALE

Traffic: warning for anyone travelling to the Northern's at Bedale on Saturday from the west of the country (Cumbria)- the A66 will be closed between Rokeby and Scotch Corner all weekend for road resurfacing works.

The diversion goes through Barnard Castle, so they'll have to leave early to arrive on time.

There's more info here: https://highwaysengland.co.uk/projects/a66-east-layton-to-west-layton/

Travelling from the North access to the site is via junction 51 of the A1.  Follow event signage to Camp Hill Estate

Parking:  You will be directed to parking by marshals.  Cost is £5 per car.  Parking is on grass.

Dogs are allowed on site, but must be kept on a lead.

Route:
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.

#xcchamps2020 #northernathletics



UPDATE ON ALAN RIPPON

Alan is the runner who collapsed at the Birtley Relays last weekend.  There is an update from the Great North Air Ambulance on their facebook page:

We are so happy to see Alan Rippon sat up in his hospital bed and smiling after we airlifted him on Sunday.

If you saw our post yesterday, you will know that our crew placed Alan in a coma and airlifted to the RVI in Newcastle after he collapsed during his run.

GNAAS paramedic, Jamie Walsh, praised the work of the North East Ambulance Service and also the bystanders first to reach Alan.

He said: “The work that they did prior to our arrival was the main contributing factor to the patient’s positive outcome and just shows what can be achieved when we all link together seamlessly.”
Well done to everyone involved 💚

Donations to the GNAAS via Derwent Valley Trail Runners JustGiving page currently stand at over £2300.  If you'd like to add to the pot please donate here to this very worthy cause.

More from the GNAAS:

We are delighted to share the news that runner Alan Rippon is doing well after his collapse on Sunday.
Alan was placed in an induced coma and flown to the RVI by our team as he suffered a cardiac arrest while running in Birtley.
Derwent Valley Trail Runners, along with Alan's family and friends, have selflessly rallied together to raise funds in support of GNAAS - raising over £2,000 in just a couple of days. 💚
Colin Davidson, Alan's brother-in-law, said: “Alan is doing really well having had six stents inserted.
“He is over the moon about the fundraising and how well it is doing. His short-term memory is still a bit hazy but otherwise we're hoping he'll be out of hospital in the next couple of days.
“The whole family are extremely grateful for the response and have all contributed to the collection.”
Pictured are Dion and Jamie who attended the incident.



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