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    Durham Summer Relays 10th August

    Good job we talk at the club, I was expecting this to be round the course at the cricket ground, you know, past the band stand???? Got that one wrong, same place as last time at Houghall college, well Maiden Castle.

    Parking wasn't any easier at this site as there were development works... Continue reading »

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    Thank you and good night….till next year.

    The Masters track GP season drew to a close tonight. The finale was a great couple of relays at the end. The last couple of events have, for one reason or another...normally work or injury ...been only Shannel and myself competing.

    Tonight we had eight athletes turn out, and even had... Continue reading »

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    Record Breakers!

    Sunday 24th June saw some record breaking performances from young Birtley athletes at the NEYDL league match. The match, the third in a series, took place at Monkton Stadium, and was hosted by Birtley AC, with catering being provided by Eve and Dillon as part of their fund-raising efforts. On a beautiful... Continue reading »

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    Masters Champs, Monkton June 17th

    Saturday was a great day for me. Always banging the drum for the masters league, but Saturday wasn't the league, it was a one off championship meeting, and although I only tend to do one event at the league meetings, this time I did two. It was a shame, that there was only Shannel and I competing... Continue reading »

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    Birtley Successes

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    Photo from last year's championships

    Kate Waugh 2017 EUROPEAN TRIATHLON CHAMPION!! "Fantastic news... Continue reading »

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    Trench foot? Worse than that!!!

    It didn't really fall well for me, I have had a few races lately, and it was the day after Blaydon races, but when I was telling Stephanie that the younguns were doing the THREE PEAKS OF YORKSHIRE, she just said. "Great, why don't we do it as well?" And sometimes you just know there is no point in arguing.

    It... Continue reading »

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    Twas on the 9th of Joo~on

    This year the weather had been up and down all week leading up to Friday. It was like monsoon madness on Monday and Wednesday just a bit wet Wednesday, but it started to brighten up Thursday and by Friday it was a canny day for a run.

    Transport arrangements as ever were the issue with... Continue reading »

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    The Main Event – Dave Lamond

    Its finally here, the main event after months of planning and inconstant training I find myself in Newcastle airport chatting to Rob Wilson and the young lady who picked my name from the hat sealing my fate so many months ago. Rob and his family were off to Spain for the Madrid marathon which he smashed... Continue reading »

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    What do Grangemouth, London, Madrid and Manchester all have in common?

    It’s a very rare occasion that we have a weekend pass without somebody pinning a number onto their vest to represent the club but this past week has really demonstrated the growing scope and ambitions of our great club. We had people competing across a whole range of events, in not one, but three different... Continue reading »

  • 30th Anniversary

    New Kit Catalogue & Order Form

    The long awaited "new kit" is ready to order.

    birtley-kit-newContinue reading »

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by Brian Bailes

August 13, 2017

Durham Summer Relays 10th August

Good job we talk at the club, I was expecting this to be round the course at the cricket ground, you know, past the band stand???? Got that one wrong, same place as last time at Houghall college, well Maiden Castle. Parking wasn’t any easier at this site as there were development works going on... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

August 1, 2017

Thank you and good night….till next year.

The Masters track GP season drew to a close tonight. The finale was a great couple of relays at the end. The last couple of events have, for one reason or another…normally work or injury …been only Shannel and myself competing. Tonight we had eight athletes turn out, and even had some travelling support. The... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 29, 2017

Record Breakers!

Sunday 24th June saw some record breaking performances from young Birtley athletes at the NEYDL league match. The match, the third in a series, took place at Monkton Stadium, and was hosted by Birtley AC, with catering being provided by Eve and Dillon as part of their fund-raising efforts. On a beautiful sunny day, all... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

June 19, 2017

Masters Champs, Monkton June 17th

Saturday was a great day for me. Always banging the drum for the masters league, but Saturday wasn’t the league, it was a one off championship meeting, and although I only tend to do one event at the league meetings, this time I did two. It was a shame, that there was only Shannel and... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 16, 2017

Birtley Successes

Photo from last year’s championships Kate Waugh 2017 EUROPEAN TRIATHLON CHAMPION!! “Fantastic news for Kate who has been competing this afternoon in Austria at the ETU European Championships, she has been doing A Level exams this week she then traveled to Austria for her race, and a very worth while trip. Really pleased for you... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

June 12, 2017

Trench foot? Worse than that!!!

It didn’t really fall well for me, I have had a few races lately, and it was the day after Blaydon races, but when I was telling Stephanie that the younguns were doing the THREE PEAKS OF YORKSHIRE, she just said. “Great, why don’t we do it as well?” And sometimes you just know there... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

June 11, 2017

Twas on the 9th of Joo~on

This year the weather had been up and down all week leading up to Friday. It was like monsoon madness on Monday and Wednesday just a bit wet Wednesday, but it started to brighten up Thursday and by Friday it was a canny day for a run. Transport arrangements as ever were the issue with... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 29, 2017

Tuesday May 30th

Flying coach Nick Ridgeon will once again be at the club next Tuesday night (30th May) and will be delivering jumps (long and triple) at the long jump pit. ALL athletes and their coaches are welcome to take part and learn from his experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain some valuable coaching... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 28, 2017

Presentation Night – Tickets and Transport!

Hi all, this is your last chance to get tickets for our presentation night on June 2nd at the Tythe Barn in Durham – snap them up at the club this week! Also, for anyone who hasn’t realised – we are providing transport to and from the venue, free of charge! Here are the bus... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

May 26, 2017

Clive Cookson 10K, 24th May 2017

It is 3 years since I ran this race, just a few weeks after my attempt at London marathon, if I remember right, it was a nice day then as well. I wasn’t aware it was on, but was messaged by Kirsty who was wondering if anyone else from the club would be running. I... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

May 16, 2017

NEMAA T&F Match 1

Great to be back on the track at Monkton, I am not a big fan of the track, but I do enjoy supporting the masters events. There is a masters event for everything there is in the senior leagues, sometimes though it is just incorporated in another event. Anyway, I have been banging the drum... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

May 6, 2017

NEMAA Road Race Relay Champs, Bedewell Park

For some of us it was the fourth race in 8 days, but for most of us is it was the third, it is definitely getting into the heart of racing season. NEMAA is a great community of runners, in the more mature of age groups, but  nevertheless, still some very good runners, and very... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 30, 2017

You could almost have boiled an egg…

My third race in five days, I would expect to be getting tired, but it still feels good. Great banter and event on Wednesday at the relays, and Friday was the trail run at Soooth Sheelz which, was just a good run with Lee, so when this morning came round, I was still keen. I... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 29, 2017

Do as I say, not as I do…

Big advocate of not overdoing racing, even training I think quality can be better than quantity. But , this week my diary is chocker with racing, I ran the Neptune relays on Wednesday evening and last night (Friday) I ran a trail race at Soooth Sheelz with Lee Drummond. I am doing the Sand Dancer... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 28, 2017

The Main Event – Dave Lamond

Its finally here, the main event after months of planning and inconstant training I find myself in Newcastle airport chatting to Rob Wilson and the young lady who picked my name from the hat sealing my fate so many months ago. Rob and his family were off to Spain for the Madrid marathon which he... Read more »

Posted in Diary entry»Race report 4 months ago Permalink

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