Thursday 10 February 2022

NEHL Sherman Cup & Davison Shield 2022

Morning All and welcome to Temple Park February 12th 2022

Postcode for the event is NE34 8QN

Although runners will wear the same race number as for other Harrier League races, this is not a League race, it's the Sherman Cup (male)/Davison Shield (female).

There are no handicap packs and no pack promotions for this event.

All races are scratch races with all runners in a race setting off at the same time.

This is a one off annual competition across all age groups.

Cup/Shield points are awarded to clubs in all 5 age groups (U13, U15, U17/20, Senior and Vet) and the best club across all age groups wins the trophy.

You don't earn League points for this event but if you have a Harrier League race number for this year then you can still race

There's no additional cost, it's included in your £3 paid for the race number for the season
Just turn up at the start line in time for your race. There's no need to register again.

The timetable is the same order as usual for a Harrier League meeting BUT, because the Sherman Cup/Davison Shield have no packs, things will progress a little quicker than usual so keep an eye on events so you aren't late for the start of your race.


Pre entries will cost £3, Lost or replacement numbers are £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)

Here is the course map for this weekend's Sherman Cup fixture at Temple Park.

Parking is limited so please car share where possible. You will need your change handy as parking is not free inside Temple Park. Cost is 70p. It is council owned so they will be taking payment, or you can pay at the machine.

Race headquarters is on the course at the NEHL tent 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).


Our sponsors Start Fitness have very kindly agreed to award a free commemorative T-Shirt to anyone who competes in four league fixtures, plus the Sherman Cup/Davison Shield, the North Eastern Championships, and the Northern Championships.

Example of T-Shirt (It may be a different design or colour)

The fixtures are as follows:

25.09.21 Wrekenton
10.10.21 Druridge Bay
30.10.21 Lambton Castle
27.11.21 Aykley Heads
11.12.21 Northeastern Championships - Sedgefield
08.01.22 Thornley Hall Farm
29.01.22 Northern Championships
12.02.22 Temple Park (Sherman Cup/Davison Shield)
05.03.22 Alnwick Castle

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

Covid-19 guidance Part of the granting of our event license is based on application of current guidance provided by and also that provided England Athletics ( ) Prior to the event when final instruction / information is sent to participating clubs (e-mail, social media) the following points will be encouraged:
  • 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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