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    Remembrances of Jimmy Richardson

    Our honorary member, Jimmy Richardson, unfortunately passed away in the QE hospital in the early hours of Friday 13th January. He was 65 and had been in hospital for only a few days. I am sure our longstanding members will all remember Jimmy and his remarkable achievements. For our newer members I will... Continue reading »

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    Weekend of competition all over the place…

    Well we haven't seen Mark this year yet, but he came home to see us this weekend, but I wasn't destined to see him much. He came home late Friday night, but earlyish Saturday morning I was heading down the A1 with Adrian and Chloe for the Northern indoor championships. When I say earlyish, we would... Continue reading »

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    Making a habit of it? (Old Monk’s Race, Hartlepool 8th Jan)

    So, as I am trying to get to a degree of fitness, following yesterday's run, I abstained from the demon drink, and replaced my energy with a nice juicy steak, and a bottle of water...honest I did... No, really I did!!!

    Today was my turn to drive, as I travelled to Hart Village , just... Continue reading »

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    Herrington Park 7th Jan 2017

    Well, first things first,happy new year. I hope Santa was good to you but by now please... You must have your trees down!

    Club reopened Tuesday after the new year, that is for those who didn't take advantage of the extra sessions put on by Tommy and Gary.. The first session we had was... Continue reading »

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    We’re back!

    Just when you were getting comfy in front of the telly on a Tuesday night, it's time to work some of that Christmas pud off and start training again! Club resumes normal sessions Tuesday 3rd January - happy new year to all our members, we look forward to seeing lots of PBs and athletes on the winner's... Continue reading »

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    So, it begins…

    I, David Lamond, have won the Birtley AC allocated number for the 2017 London marathon. After booking hotels and planning a fun packed family weekend in London it suddenly dawned on me I HAVE TO TRAIN FOR THIS, IT'S 26.2 MILE!! I set a date to start training, Boxing Day, 16 weeks before the main event... Continue reading »

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    Aykley heads… Part 2!

    Most sincere apologies for this tardy little article, but unfortunately I work as well as running and sometimes that takes up a lot more time than I have. So, a brief detail about the results from Aykley Heads, and this only applies to the senior/vets race.

    With the 'North Easterns'... Continue reading »

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    Attention, masters of the universe athletics!

    Come on, don't be shy - 35 and over is no age at all! The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) organise many events for the more mature athlete, where you can compete against people of your own age group, instead of the teenagers... Continue reading »

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    New Kit Catalogue & Order Form

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

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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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    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 »

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by Val Baxter

January 16, 2017

Remembrances of Jimmy Richardson

Our honorary member, Jimmy Richardson, unfortunately passed away in the QE hospital in the early hours of Friday 13th January. He was 65 and had been in hospital for only a few days. I am sure our longstanding members will all remember Jimmy and his remarkable achievements. For our newer members I will recap below.... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 15, 2017

Weekend of competition all over the place…

Well we haven’t seen Mark this year yet, but he came home to see us this weekend, but I wasn’t destined to see him much. He came home late Friday night, but earlyish Saturday morning I was heading down the A1 with Adrian and Chloe for the Northern indoor championships. When I say earlyish, we... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 8, 2017

Making a habit of it? (Old Monk’s Race, Hartlepool 8th Jan)

So, as I am trying to get to a degree of fitness, following yesterday’s run, I abstained from the demon drink, and replaced my energy with a nice juicy steak, and a bottle of water…honest I did… No, really I did!!! Today was my turn to drive, as I travelled to Hart Village , just... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 8, 2017

Herrington Park 7th Jan 2017

Well, first things first,happy new year. I hope Santa was good to you but by now please… You must have your trees down! Club reopened Tuesday after the new year, that is for those who didn’t take advantage of the extra sessions put on by Tommy and Gary.. The first session we had was just... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 2, 2017

We’re back!

Just when you were getting comfy in front of the telly on a Tuesday night, it’s time to work some of that Christmas pud off and start training again! Club resumes normal sessions Tuesday 3rd January – happy new year to all our members, we look forward to seeing lots of PBs and athletes on... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 2, 2017

So, it begins…

I, David Lamond, have won the Birtley AC allocated number for the 2017 London marathon. After booking hotels and planning a fun packed family weekend in London it suddenly dawned on me I HAVE TO TRAIN FOR THIS, IT’S 26.2 MILE!! I set a date to start training, Boxing Day, 16 weeks before the main... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 1, 2017

Aykley heads… Part 2!

Most sincere apologies for this tardy little article, but unfortunately I work as well as running and sometimes that takes up a lot more time than I have. So, a brief detail about the results from Aykley Heads, and this only applies to the senior/vets race. With the ‘North Easterns’ traditionally being used to decide... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

December 29, 2016

Attention, masters of the universe athletics!

Come on, don’t be shy – 35 and over is no age at all! The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) organise many events for the more mature athlete, where you can compete against people of your own age group, instead of the teenagers you are forced to compete against at other races! There are... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

December 24, 2016

Christmas Training

Training sessions over the Christmas and New Year break. Everyone welcome. Saturday 24th December Shepherd and Shepherdess Beamish 9:30am – Hills Boxing Day Run Beamish 10:30 – Eden Car Park Tuesday 27th December Silksworth 10:45am – See Gary’s post on FB Wednesday 28th December Riverside Football Fields Chester le Street 9:30am – Grass Session Friday... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

December 12, 2016

Aykley Heads 2016

This tale started a week early, as we ventured to the course behind Durham County Hall. Sunday run is regularly round Beamish woods but I am under immense pressure from Youngy to find a different route each week, and this was a pre-determined route that I couldn’t be blamed for. So we met at the... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

December 11, 2016

NE XC Championships 2016, Aykley Heads – Results

2016 North Eastern XC Championships – Birtley AC full results – Well Done... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 27, 2016

Could this be my next favourite course????

You know every cloud… And all that… My usual car sharers didn’t want to share this week. Stephanie committed at home, and Adrian running at Liverpool, but I have a new best mate…Phil Atkinson stepped up and replaced Stephanie very effectively. I usually need to provide the music in the car cos Stephanie’s taste is,... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 20, 2016

DAGBC XC Champs results

Results you have been waiting for… DAG&B Clubs County Champs @ Lord Lawson 13th November. Apologies but they came to Ed in paper form and only for Birtley AC athletes; u/11 girls Eva Williams 6.36 5th Maggie Graham 7.47 18th Gemma Batey 8.14 21st Daisy Graham 8.18 22nd Chloe Kindon 8.56 25th Karen Williamson 9.55... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 20, 2016

Well, that went down well…

I don’t know quite what to expect cos I have increased my mileage lately (the last couple months) and run quite often now with two of our, maybe faster lads once or twice a week. The race this week has an overall result, and is measured over every age group performance so, you score extra... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 13, 2016

Lest we forget…13 November cos it’s the nearest Sunday to 11th

Same routine as ever, preparation the night before was a Chinese curry, and a bottle of wine. They do say red wine is high in iron, an important ingredient for stamina production, so I suppose a small tipple the night before can be justified. I had arranged to pick Mrs Young up on the way... Read more »

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