Monday 3 February 2020

NEHL Thornley Sunday 9th February 2020

North Eastern Harrier League 2019-20 - Thornley Hall Farm
Sunday 16th February


Sorry folks - word from Thornley - the course is good, but the car parking is a no go.

It's's definitely off and will not be rescheduled

Updated 14/02/20


Hi all, I've just spoken to Jon and unfortunately we will need to cancel the fixture. The parking area is totally waterlogged. Thanks for your patience but we do everything possible to get fixtures on. Been quite a season to say the least.

There are too many people to thank for all their time and effort, apologies if I miss anyone. Obviously Jon Taylor (landowner) who has gone way above what could be expected to support us, all at Blackhill Bounders (host club, course set up), Dave Kitching (start/finish areas), Archie Jenkins (event referee) and all officials.

I have an image of the parking area that Jon has sent through but cant upload at the moment.
Apologies, and thanks again to all. However, onward and upward to Alnwick on 29th. Look forward to seeing everyone there. All the best to those running the relays.

John Stephens


The wind is now forecast to be highest at 10am before the first race, dropping to a steady 25mph with gusts up to 43mph.  Much the same as last Saturday (1st). 
Getting there
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.

Race Numbers
As per usual, use your 2018-19 race number, if you have lost it you may buy a replacement at race HQ for £5.  Race HQ is in the bar and will be signposted.

Under 11s who have had a birthday may move up to the U13s, but they need a new number (free transfer),  M65s may also transfer to the Ladies 2 lap race, but they also require a new number (also free).


See above for race handicaps.  Check to see which pack you are in here

There will be a hot food & drink vendor on site, as well as a cake stall, and the bar.

Loos & First Aid
Portable toilets will be situated next to the barn, and first aid will be at the Start/Finish area, and on the course.

Last updated 08/02/20

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