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    Well run m’lud…

    So, Durham again, not the easiest place to get parked, and an early start considering it was mid week; It's always a rush for me mid week, it's hard getting to the club on time never mind Durham half an hour earlier. I was changed and ready for action as I sneaked out of work a tad early, and Adrian... Continue reading »

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    We won’t fall for that one again..

    Thursday saw what hopefully will become an annual event. It may even become a twice yearly event, it certainly seemed the club handicap is popular enough.

    The event was run on the Sustrans (C2C cycle route) and round the Princess Anne park in Washington. This year in an effort to include... Continue reading »

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    Angel View Run Results

    Under 11 results

    under 13 results

    Under... Continue reading »

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    On a bicycle made for two…

    What is it about the word championship that strikes fear into the heart of most???

    Monkton 25th of June and the North East Masters Championships, arrangements were made for the transport of all the athletes. The team bus was pulled out of the garage... But only to get at the two rusty... Continue reading »

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    A quick trip..to Newton Aycliffe

    ...does that rhyme?...anyway, by the time i'd written this, my very first report, it became apparent the pro's had already beaten me to it.

    Still not to be outdone, here's my perspective on my 1st Aycliffe 10k...

    With no numbers sent out, the day started early and slightly overcast,... Continue reading »

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    The wheels on the bus go round and round…

    So the Birtley tour bus this week travelling southwards. Saturday to Bedford for the national track and field championships. Tour guide was Tommy, and the tourists were Ade on Saturday, and Chloe and Sophie on Sunday. Am sure Kieran must have been the one walking round with the umbrella shouting ... Continue reading »

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    ‘Twas on the 7th of Joon…

    Oh no, that was my birthday

    Hang on..."I went to Blaydon races was on the 9th of Joon"...

    Yep that's it, 'Twas on the 9th of Joon!

    Right that's the title sorted...

    It was Thursday night, club night, and the club had a good turn out. I had played my substitute... Continue reading »

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    Parents/ Volunteers can you help on Tues/Thurs nights?

    This is a request for Parents/ Volunteers to please help us with weekly signing in sheets for 10-15mins on either Tuesday or Thursday nights. We simply need help manning the new subs station outside the meeting room.

    As you know the £2 weekly subscription is paid either... Continue reading »

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    2016 Senior/Vet Road Race Grand Prix details

    Apologies in the delay getting this list published, better late than never...

    Below is a list of this seasons summer grand prix fixtures.

    How does it work?
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      Calendar

      You may not have noticed, but our calendar is now up and running again - please check it out regularly, all important dates (track and field meetings, Harrier league dates, national champs etc.) will be updated as soon as possible, and useful info will be... Continue reading »

by Val Baxter

August 20, 2016

Well run m’lud…

So, Durham again, not the easiest place to get parked, and an early start considering it was mid week; It’s always a rush for me mid week, it’s hard getting to the club on time never mind Durham half an hour earlier. I was changed and ready for action as I sneaked out of work... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

July 11, 2016

We won’t fall for that one again..

Thursday saw what hopefully will become an annual event. It may even become a twice yearly event, it certainly seemed the club handicap is popular enough. The event was run on the Sustrans (C2C cycle route) and round the Princess Anne park in Washington. This year in an effort to include the whole club, all... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

July 1, 2016

Angel View Run Results

Under 11 resultsunder 13 resultsUnder 15 resultsSenior resultsTeam resultsWell done to a... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 30, 2016

No training available at club on June 30th

Tonight (June 30th), almost the entire club will be at the Angel View races, either running, coaching or supporting. Members of Tommy’s group are invited to run from the school to the race venue, with the offer of a hill session for those interested, to support the athletes competing in the run. As there will... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 26, 2016

On a bicycle made for two…

What is it about the word championship that strikes fear into the heart of most??? Monkton 25th of June and the North East Masters Championships, arrangements were made for the transport of all the athletes. The team bus was pulled out of the garage… But only to get at the two rusty tandems, and an... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

June 19, 2016

A quick trip..to Newton Aycliffe

…does that rhyme?…anyway, by the time i’d written this, my very first report, it became apparent the pro’s had already beaten me to it. Still not to be outdone, here’s my perspective on my 1st Aycliffe 10k… With no numbers sent out, the day started early and slightly overcast, we needed to reach Newton Aycliffe... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 19, 2016

The wheels on the bus go round and round…

So the Birtley tour bus this week travelling southwards. Saturday to Bedford for the national track and field championships. Tour guide was Tommy, and the tourists were Ade on Saturday, and Chloe and Sophie on Sunday. Am sure Kieran must have been the one walking round with the umbrella shouting ‘scuse me’ and ‘follow me’…... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 16, 2016

‘Twas on the 7th of Joon…

Oh no, that was my birthday Hang on…”I went to Blaydon races was on the 9th of Joon”… Yep that’s it, ‘Twas on the 9th of Joon! Right that’s the title sorted… It was Thursday night, club night, and the club had a good turn out. I had played my substitute for the evening, and... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 16, 2016

What a weekend…

It’s been a busy old weekend for Birtley AC, so busy I have just found time to give my version of what has gone on. Friday evening was presentation night, arranged and prepared by Joanne and Kaley. A pleasant evening of recognising performance and achievement. The event went smoothly, was well received, and a credit... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 11, 2016

Harrier League AGM

NORTH EASTERN HARRIER LEAGUE NOTICE OF AGM The League AGM will be held at Jesmond Road, St. George’s Terrace Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2DL on Friday 22 July 2016, starting at 7pm. (Beware of parking restrictions in the area). CONSTITUTION & RULE CHANGES The following changes will be proposed by the League Committee: CONSTITUTION 1st... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

June 8, 2016

2017 London Marathon Club Entry Draw for members

The 2017 London Marathon will be on Sunday 23rd April. Birtley AC have 1 club place available which will be decided by way of a draw. If you would like to be considered for the club entry place in next years London Marathon, you will need to register your interest by Sunday 19th June 2016.... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 7, 2016

Volunteer of the year awards

The north east regional council are looking for nominations for the following groups of volunteers:- Club of the year Coach of the year (we usually get lots of nominations for this award) Official of the year Run England group of the year Services to athletics Project of the year The details of the forms to... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

June 1, 2016

Parents/ Volunteers can you help on Tues/Thurs nights?

This is a request for Parents/ Volunteers to please help us with weekly signing in sheets for 10-15mins on either Tuesday or Thursday nights. We simply need help manning the new subs station outside the meeting room. As you know the £2 weekly subscription is paid either on a Tuesday or Thursday night. The signing-in... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 29, 2016

Weekend Roundup – UPDATED

Once again Team Birtley members are out and about at various events throughout the Country and Europe this weekend. Chris Tiffen is in Nottingham doing a Half Iron Man Triathlon, Rob Wilson is in Liverpool for the Rock and Roll Marathon (track him in real time here), Tracy Millmore is at Edinburgh for the Edinburgh... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 25, 2016

Presentation Night – last chance for tickets!

Birtley AC’s presentation night takes place on June 10th at the Emirates Cricket Ground in Durham. Thursday 26th May is the last day to buy your tickets (£5 for juniors, £7 for members and £12 for non-members) – this includes a lovely buffet and the chance to win a fantastic prize draw. Golden tickets are... Read more »

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