Sunday 5 December 2021

NECAA XC Championships 2021

Thank you for entering this year`s championships hosted by Sedgefield Harriers, with the support of Start Fitness, Sedgefield Harriers, Durham County Council, Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield Cricket Club.

IMPORTANT UPDATE – revised directions and parking arrangements for the Championships.

Parking arrangements for Saturday`s cross country championships will now be slightly different from what was originally advertised. Please check and circulate the updated directions. The good news is that the main car park has a large capacity, is slightly closer to the event site, and is very easy to find. However, in light of another event that is taking place at Hardwick Hall Hotel, there may be a fair bit of traffic around at certain points during the day, so please allow for that when planning your journey. To offset additional costs that are now being incurred, we are asking for a voluntary contribution of £1 per vehicle, which will be collected in `honesty` buckets by volunteers as you exit the car park on foot towards the course. Thank you. 

Getting to the event free car park (sat nav - TS21 2EH):

From A1(M) North/South

Exit at J60, heading east towards Hartlepool/Teesside on A689. At next roundabout turn left onto A177 for Coxhoe, follow directions to Hardwick Park

From A19 North/South

Exit at A689 junction (Wolviston), heading west towards Bishop Auckland on A689. Go straight ahead on A689 at next 4 roundabouts. At next roundabout turn right onto A177 for Coxhoe, you will be directed to Hardwick Park car park (chargeable)

From A177 Stockton

Turn left at Sedgefield (Travelodge) roundabout onto A689. At next roundabout turn right onto A177 for Coxhoe, you will be directed to Hardwick Park car park (chargeable)

Club tent drop off: Drop off zone is turn right at roundabout before hotel (sat nav – opposite TS21 2DN). After drop off you will be directed to the parking.

U11s                1 short lap (green)

U13s                1 big lap

U15s               2 medium laps

U17M             2 big laps

U17/20W        1 medium + 1 big lap

U20M             1 medium + 2 big laps

SW                  1 medium + 2 big laps

SM                  4 big laps



U11B  10.35                                       U11G  10.45

U13B  11.00                                       U13G  11.15

U15B  11.30                                       U15G  11.45

U17M 12.05                                       U17/20W 12.25

U20M 12.45                                       SM      1.15

SW       2.10              


Race entries can be seen on the SPORTSOFT 2021 RACE RESULTS website.

RESULTS – Online asap after each race.


COVID, please follow any current Government and England Athletics restrictions in place, including social distancing. Hand sanitisers will be available in various locations on site.


TEAM MANAGERS ONLY can collect club numbers from Sedgefield Cricket Club. Team managers when collecting race packs please wear face masks.

Please read and follow tent drop off instructions.

TOILET FACILITIES will be situated in East Park. REFRESHMENTS will be available and START FITNESS will be in attendance.

FIRST AID and a lost children area will be at the marquee.

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

Presentations will be made  shortly after each race, individual medal winners will report immediately at the end of their race and team presentations during the following race. Teams please listen for announcements.



Club vests must be worn (5 3)

Numbers worn as issued, not folded, cut or mutilated (5 9)

Headphones of any description are not permitted in any cross country event (5 6)

Spitting at any time is not permitted, Conduct Warning or Disqualification (18.5).

All competitors are requested to complete the medical template on the reverse of their race number.



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, before December 31st to the team managers:

Men: Stewy Bell, 12 Lincoln Road, Moorside Consett, DH8 8EB, Tel: 07525484605, email:

Women: Lynn Harding, 3 Bramble Rise, Sunderland, SR3 2FW,  07773 140617,  


PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS FOR RECORDS 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. Current form at the Northern Championships be taken into consideration. If athletes are unable to run the Northerns, all other cross country races will be taken into consideration, if the selectors are informed.


2021 TROPHIES should be returned, cleaned and engraved, to the presentation area on the course.

The NECAA welcomes bids for future championships (contact the secretary). The 2022 venue will be announced on December 11th. 


Please email under 11 entries asap, I need name/club/date of birth.  Entries cost £2 payable on the day.  Runners must be ages 9 or 10 on the day



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