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May the fourth be with you…
National Star Wars day...May 4th be with you.
I love the relays and the vets leagues even better, great craic and I don’t have to run against Adrian, Tom, Conna and Kieran which means at least we are competitive and don’t look stupid!
The down side of it is that the fulltime... Continue reading »
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 »
Let it snow, let it snow…Neptune Relays Report by Phil Atkinson
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow……..we must be off to Sedgefield!
It was decided some weeks ago at training that we would try and rustle up a
couple of teams for the Neptune Relays at Sedgefield, Rob Wilson pushed and
pushed to get some Birtley teams together, but in the end got just 4 hardy... Continue reading »
So slow I even missed April fools day…
This is such an unlikely tale, you would never be able to write this as a script, but hey, am gonna try!
I don't remember how it all started, not sure if it was Tommy, or Adrian who discovered that the 12 stage was going to be local this year, being hosted by Sunderlands running club at... Continue reading »
An Egg-cellent Elswick Event – The Good Friday Relays by YB
You must be getting sick of my version of the events by now.
Never mind here we go, it all started when.....well for me it started at 9 o'clock when Shannel texted to ask about one of the names she was going to register. Am guessing it started a lot earlier for the Curtis family cos... Continue reading »
Mixed emotions about this one – Wrekenton Harrier League Report
I still have a fat foot, but feel I am starting to get a bit fitter, although I did struggle in training on Thursday, took it easy back, so I would be OK for the last harrier league at Wrekenton. I was really looking forward to this one.
Once again we arrived at the course to find the... Continue reading »
Alnwick report by YB – Bedsocks and broomsticks
This was much better than last week *smiles*. Started better on Friday night when I could turn the alarm clock off, then a good night sleep in my cot and woke up , warm and refreshed at the crack of 8:00, and snuggled back in cos there was no bus journey this time.
It was a big day for... Continue reading »
(B)racing at Donington Park – YB reports on the National XC Champs
I could start this little yarn the same as the northerns, it was early, dark, not very warm and again the heating wasn't on yet. This time it was worse though, Chloe wasn't here so I had to make my own sandwiches.
The bus arrived promptly, thanks to Joanne Bell for organising that. While... Continue reading »
Two Birtley athletes have International Debuts
Birtley coach Tom Millmore has been in the enviable position of having two of his young athletes selected for international competition within a month of each other, Kate Waugh and Sophie Burnett. This is a fantastic achievement for any coach, but for a small club like Birtley it is really impressive,... Continue reading »
Northerns XC Race Report by YB
It was one of those mornings when you just didn't want to get up.....it was cold, 6:00am, and the heating hadn't come on yet. Apart from that we had been at no 1 sons girlfriends 21st on Friday night, and I was minging with garlic!!!
6:45 and Stephanie turned up bright eyed and bushy... Continue reading »