Saturday 9 October 2021

NEHL 2021-22 - Druridge Bay



Druridge Bay Country Park is situated off the A1068 (The Coastal Route) at Red
Row, Northumberland. The Post code is NE61 5BX.

PARKING. Car parking is within the country park using various sites. A charge of £2.00 per vehicle will be collected to cover the cost of holding this event at Druridge Bay Country Park. Please follow marshal’s instructions. Be prepared for a walk of over half a mile to the course. With record numbers turning out, IT IS VITAL THAT YOU CAR SHARE. Thank you. A one-way traffic system will be in operation on the day.

Do not park your car in the visitor centre car park.

People travelling via the Tyne Tunnel please be aware of the closures this weekend
The northbound Tyne Tunnel will be closed this weekend from Friday 8 October at 10pm until Monday 11 October at 5am.

The southbound tunnel will be bi-directional with the following lane layout:

Travelling South
Pre-paid - Use any lane 1-5
Cash & Pay Later - Use lanes 1, 4 or 5

Travelling North
Pre-paid - Use any available lane 11-15 (11 furthest left)
Cash & Pay Later - Use lanes 12, 13, 14 or 15

Please follow the diversion signs.

REGISTRATION. Will be at the the NEHL Tent near to the start/finish area. Please allow time for a short walk to the course.

TOILETS AND REFRESHMENTS. There are toilets at the visitor centre, also mobile toilets near
the course. 

CLUB TENTS. There is ample space for club tents alongside the start and finish. Please situate your tent well away from the Start assembly area. Follow marshal’s directions

COURSE. Mostly firm grassland. Some track. Some soft meadow. No hills – just inclines.

There could be mud!

Small lap is S-B-G-H-F. Large lap is S-B-C-D-E-G-H-F
On the course map.

PLEASE DO NOT WARM UP ON THE COURSE. There are plenty of tracks round the
lake for warming up.


If there is a race number next to your name then you're registered for Druridge Bay on Sunday.
If there is a zero next to your name or your name is not shown then you are not registered.

People not registered by their team manager will have to register on race day and pay £5.

This year there are 6 sets of numbers across the categories.

Under 11 have Yellow numbers
Under 13 have Blue numbers
Under 15 have Green numbers
Under 17/20 have Purple numbers
Senior Men have White numbers
Senior Women have Orange numbers

also in the bottom right of each number is category code:
U11, U13, U15, U17&20, M, W
On the back of each number is your chip.

RACE ORDER & TIMES for the coming season
1200 Under 11 Boys (1.5k)
1205 Under 11 Girls (1.5k)
1215 Under 17 Men (1.5 laps approx. 5k)
1220 Under 20 & Under 17 Women (1.5 laps approx 5k)
1235 Under 15 Boys (1 lap approx. 2 miles - 3.2k)
1240 Under 15 Girls (1 lap approx. 2 miles - 3.2k)
1250 Under 13 Boys (1 lap approx. 2 miles - 3.2k)
1255 Under 13 Girls (1 lap approx. 2 miles - 3.2k)
1305 Senior Women (2 laps approx. 4 miles - 6.4k)
1350 Senior Men (3 laps approx. 6 miles - 9.6k)

Age restrictions as follows:

Under 11 - must be age 9 on the day of competition
Under 13 - must be 11 on 31st August 2021.  U11s turning 11 during the season may move up to the U13s
Under 15 - must be 13 on 31st August 2021.
Under 17 men - must be 15 on 31st August 2021.
Under 17 & 20 women - must be 15 on 31st August 2021.
Senior Men - must be 17 on 31st August 2021.
Senior Women - must be 20 on 31st August 2021.

Masters men aged 65 and slower men may (if they wish) run in the 2 lap Senior Women's race, they register as per normal in the men's race, then come to race hq for a replacement number.  Masters wishing to do this must stay in the 2 lap race all season.

Route Map

Small lap is S-B-G-H-F.               Large lap is S-B-C-D-E-G-H-F


COVID-19 Instructions

Part of the granting of our event license is based on application of current guidance provided by and also that provided England Athletics ( )  


  • Use hand gels / cleaning materials available at the toilets 

  • Wear a mask when not running / in areas where there are larger numbers of people 

  • Bring own hand gel and use frequently 

  • Take 2 x LFT tests in the week leading to the event 

  • Completed vaccination programme where possible / applicable 


The following is mandatory: 


  • Do not attend the event if you currently display any symptoms associated with COVID-19   

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