Building Athletic Confidence

We welcome all ages from 7 upwards

Where we meet >See gallery >

Lord Lawson of Beamish

Calendar

Apr
9
Sun
Spring Track Relays @ Churchill Playing Fields
Apr 9 @ 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
Spring Track Relays @ Churchill Playing Fields | England | United Kingdom
Presented by North Shields Poly and Blyth Running Club

Provisional schedule (please note, timings are approximate and subject to change). A full schedule will be published here at least 3 days prior to event. Refreshments available in the clubhouse.

  • 4 x 100m U11 (2 races), U13, U15, U17, Senior From 11:30
  • 4 x 400m U17, Senior (U17W to run 4×300) Not before 12:40
  • Open 1 Mile U17, Senior (races will be seeded) Not before 13:15
  • 4 x 200m U13, U15, U17, Senior Not before 13:40
  • 4 x 800m U13, U15, U17, Senior Not before 14:30
  • Final Presentations Approx 16:20


  • There will be a Sprint Relay Challenge Shield presented to the club which scores the most points. NS Poly are the reigning champions. Additional prizes will be on offer to the fastest teams. U11 athletes will all receive a medal. As races could be combined, times may not be accepted for record purposes. Composite (mixed club) relay teams are allowed, but will not score Shield points. Team managers will be provided with complete rules prior to event.

    Teams must register on the day for the events they are taking part in, no later than 30 minutes before each event. U11 Boys and Girls will have the opportunity to race twice in 4 x 100 relays, but will not score shield points. Entries will be accepted on the day, but it will help the organisation of the event if you can let us know in advance if your club intends to enter teams for the event.

    Please send pre-notifications of club/compisite team entries to Daniel Njai (d-bradley-njai@hotmail.co.uk). Please give name of club/composite team, approx number of teams for each age group / distance / gender.

    Open 1 Mile – Race(s) will be seeded and may be mixed age groups / gender. Pre-enter by emailing Name, Club, DOB & Predicted time to d-bradley-njai@hotmail.co.uk. Late entries and payment on day accepted up to 12:30. Trophy to fastest overall male/female. Entry Fee £4
    Apr
    10
    Mon
    Birtley Athletics Club AGM @ Birtley Hub
    Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    The club’s Annual General Meeting will take place at Birtley Hub (situated on the main road through Birtley, just opposite the Co-op) on Monday 10th April at 7pm.

    This meeting is open to all members to attend, listen and have your say how the club is run.

    Nominations are now being taken for committee members and club captains – a nominations form is available on the club noticeboard, or you may email the club secretary using the email given above if you can’t make it down to the club.

    Please consider attending this very important meeting – you don’t need to have attended any other club monthly meeting prior to this. Some important decisions will be made on the night, including the setting of next year’s membership fees. All decisions are made on a majority vote, so if you want to have a say in the club, turn up and join in the debate.

    1346316689_0
    Apr
    14
    Fri
    Elswick Good Friday Relays @ Newburn Business Centre
    Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Elswick Good Friday Relays @ Newburn Business Centre | United Kingdom
    A sign up sheet will be on the noticeboard or you can email me at val.baxter@yahoo.co.uk.

    Athletes and spectators will be made very welcome at our new cafe headquarters for awards and refreshments. Please join us, your support will be appreciated. Registration and HQ are at Hedley’s Riverside Cafe, Grange Road, Newburn, NE15 8ND (cafe is located in front of the Keelman Pub).

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    PARKING INFORMATION – Kindly co-operate.
  • Seniors must park at Newburn Leisure centre and NOT the business park. Use the 2.2 mile distance as an ideal warm up (and warm down) to and from the race start area. The route will be marshalled and signposted.
  • Parents/guardians taking juniors ONLY: parking is available at the business park (race location). Please follow the marshal’s directions for parking on the estate. NE15 8NY.
  • ON THE BUSINESS PARK: DO NOT PARK YOUR CAR IN A PARKING AREA THAT IS OPEN AND BEING USED BY THE PROPERTY OWNER.
  • ALL PARKING IS AT THE OWNER’S RISK AND ELSWICK HARRIERS ACCEPT NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO ANY VEHICLE (INCLUDING CLAMPING OR FINES).
  • The start line is 2.2 miles away from race HQ.
  • Race HQ is located at Hedley’s Riverside Cafe, Grange Road, Newburn, NE15 8ND. It will be open from 8.35am.


  • Junior members – your coaches will already have registered you and will have your race numbers, so there is no need to register in the centre. Junior teams must be registered before 9.20am. Senior/vets teams, please nominate a team member to collect the numbers to avoid congestion at the centre – women’s teams must be declared before 9.30am, mens’ before 10.30am.

  • Race 1. 9.30am. A combined U11’s Boys & Girls Race 1.16 miles approx. Entrants must be under 11 years old on the day of the race.
  • Race 2. 9.40 am start. A combined U13’s Boys & Girls race. Approx. 1.6 miles. Entrants must be under 13 years old on the 31st August 2016 to qualify
  • Race 3. 9.50 am start. A combined U15’s Boys & Girls race. Approx. 1.6 miles. Entrants must be under 15 years old on the 31st August 2016 to qualify.
    Awards for Races 2 & 3: The 1st 3 individuals & a 1st team award (3 to count).
  • Race 4. 10.00 am. Senior & Vet Women’s Relays. Approx. 2.2 miles. A minimum age of 15 years old on the day of the race. Vets must be 35 years old or over on the day of the race. 3 persons to count as a qualifying team. Awards to the 1st 3 Senior Teams & the 1st 3 Vets Teams. Awards to the fastest lap for A Senior, A Vet and An O/50.
  • Race 5. 11.00 am. Senior and Vet Men’s Relay race (approx. 2.2 miles) A minimum age of 15 years old on the day of the race. Vets must be 40 years old or over on the day of the race. 4 to count for the team prize. Awards to the 1st 3 Senior Teams & 1st 3 Vets Teams. Awards to the fastest lap for A Senior, A Vet & An O/50.


  • Presentations: In Hedley’s Cafe at 10.30am for Junior Races and 1pm for senior & vets races, male and female. The athlete who runs the fastest lap will receive the Alex Burns Cup.

    Respect the amenities and keep them clean and tidy. The club reserves the right to amend the race and awards. All athletes compete at their own risk. No responsibility will be accepted for any loss, injury, or illness in participation or spectating at the event.

    Apr
    19
    Wed
    North East T&F Grand Prix @ Monkton Stadium
    Apr 19 @ 6:00 pm
    North East T&F Grand Prix @ Monkton Stadium | United Kingdom
    A series of six matches will take place over the season – the first five are at Monkton Stadium and the last one at Gateshead Stadium. Click here to download the full season’s program. Please note this meeting includes the 10k NECAA/Open Championships (entry form here) which must be entered by April 14th – email Keith Willshire at keithw53@keithw53.plus.com NO ENTRIES ON THE NIGHT. Please read the rules (shown in the program) and take note that you must keep your number for the whole season (Replacement numbers will be £3)

    May
    15
    Mon
    NEMAA – (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium
    May 15 @ 6:00 pm
    The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) or Vets League is a very friendly, low key meeting, designed to encourage the more “mature” athletes” to have a go at track and field disciplines instead of the routine road and cross-country races they usually compete in.

    At £3 for up to three events it’s also a very cheap way of having a go at various events. New members need to join NEMAA by paying (Before January £10) £20 

    Application form can be found here (this is for the calendar year of 2017). Further details of the 6 events can be found on the NEMAA website.

     
    Jeff Johnston competing in the 200m

    Jeff Johnston competing in the 200m



    We currently have a good number of athletes who would qualify and it would be great if we can drum up enough interest in these events from our ‘veteran’ athletes to come and ‘have a go’, we will be there to support you, so don’t feel intimidated, it’s friendly, fun and a bit of a laugh.  Even if you have never competed at some of these events, don’t worry, neither have many others.   There is a club league tally over the 6 events and with a good turnout each Monday, Birtley AC could do really well this year!, but we need you to come and have a try. You will be placed in heats along with people of same pace and ability where possible.

    There are 6 meetings of competition starting at 6pm, although you will need to arrive and register which events you want to try before competition starts.  At each meeting the events are slightly different as below:

    May 15th

    6.15……Hammer B ………..Javelin A 6.30….100m 7.00….3000m 7.15….Long Jump ……… Javelin B ……….Hammer A 8.10….High Jump 8.00….400m 8.20   ..Weight​

    July 3rd

    6.15……Discus B ………..Shot -A 6.30……Mile 7.00… Long  Jump 7.15…..Shot -B …… … Discus A ……….200m 8.00….Triple Jump ………..300m 8.20…..


    May 22nd

    6.15…….Discus B …………..Shot A 6.30……..1500m 7.00…….Triple Jump 7.15………100m …………… Shot B …………….Discus A 8.00………800m 8.10………Long Jump 8.20……..200m​

    July 17th

    6.15……Hammer  B ………….Javelin A 6.30…….100m 7.00……..3000m 7.15…….Long Jump …………..Javelin  B ……………Hammer  A 8.00……..400m 8.10……..High Jump 8.20……..Weight



    June 5th

    6.15……..Hammer B ………….Javelin  A 6.30…….100m 7.00…….3000m 7.15……..Triple Jump ………….. Javelin  B …………..Hammer  A 8.00……..400m 8.10………High Jump 8.20……..Weight​

    July 31st

    6.15…..Discus B 6.15…..Shot A 6.30…..800m 7.00……200m 7.15…..Triple Jump …………Shot  B 7.15…..Discus  A 8.00……4 X 400m Relays 8.10……High Jump 8.20…… 4 x 100m Relays

    Brian Bailes and Iain Turnbull competing in the 800m

    Brian Bailes and Iain Turnbull competing in the 800m

    Please note:- there are six fixtures in 2017.   This year the first track event will vary between a sprint and a long distance  race.  e.g. On May 15th the 100m is first track event but on May 22nd the 1500m is the first track event  and on July 17th the 3000m is first track event.

    In 2017 the throws will be seeded into two groups .

    Group A =  Discus, Hammer and Javelin for competitors throwing further than 20 meters…. Shot further than 7.00m.                  Competitors  throwing slightly less than these distances may wish to compete in Group A depending on  the number of entrants.

    Group B  will be for competitors throwing less than the distances listed in Group A.       Please declare on Championships entry form or at League registration the groups in which you wish to compete.

    Competitors are advised not to enter Group A in one throw and  Group B in another throw  at the same fixture.

    Track & Field Championships.  Saturday 17th June 2017.   Click for Timetable 

    We are extremely lucky in that this years NEMAA t&f secretary is our very own Val Baxter!! who has just taken over from the illustrious Vicki Thomson. So if there is anything else you want to know, or unsure about come speak to her at the club or drop her a line. Brian the club treasurer is also a regular and will be able to put you right.

    Just come and have a go! All the fun starts Monday 15th May 2017.
    May
    22
    Mon
    NEMAA – (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium
    May 22 @ 6:00 pm
    The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) or Vets League is a very friendly, low key meeting, designed to encourage the more “mature” athletes” to have a go at track and field disciplines instead of the routine road and cross-country races they usually compete in.

    At £3 for up to three events it’s also a very cheap way of having a go at various events. New members need to join NEMAA by paying (Before January £10) £20 

    Application form can be found here (this is for the calendar year of 2017). Further details of the 6 events can be found on the NEMAA website.

     
    Jeff Johnston competing in the 200m

    Jeff Johnston competing in the 200m



    We currently have a good number of athletes who would qualify and it would be great if we can drum up enough interest in these events from our ‘veteran’ athletes to come and ‘have a go’, we will be there to support you, so don’t feel intimidated, it’s friendly, fun and a bit of a laugh.  Even if you have never competed at some of these events, don’t worry, neither have many others.   There is a club league tally over the 6 events and with a good turnout each Monday, Birtley AC could do really well this year!, but we need you to come and have a try. You will be placed in heats along with people of same pace and ability where possible.

    There are 6 meetings of competition starting at 6pm, although you will need to arrive and register which events you want to try before competition starts.  At each meeting the events are slightly different as below:

    May 15th

    6.15……Hammer B ………..Javelin A 6.30….100m 7.00….3000m 7.15….Long Jump ……… Javelin B ……….Hammer A 8.10….High Jump 8.00….400m 8.20   ..Weight​

    July 3rd

    6.15……Discus B ………..Shot -A 6.30……Mile 7.00… Long  Jump 7.15…..Shot -B …… … Discus A ……….200m 8.00….Triple Jump ………..300m 8.20…..


    May 22nd

    6.15…….Discus B …………..Shot A 6.30……..1500m 7.00…….Triple Jump 7.15………100m …………… Shot B …………….Discus A 8.00………800m 8.10………Long Jump 8.20……..200m​

    July 17th

    6.15……Hammer  B ………….Javelin A 6.30…….100m 7.00……..3000m 7.15…….Long Jump …………..Javelin  B ……………Hammer  A 8.00……..400m 8.10……..High Jump 8.20……..Weight



    June 5th

    6.15……..Hammer B ………….Javelin  A 6.30…….100m 7.00…….3000m 7.15……..Triple Jump ………….. Javelin  B …………..Hammer  A 8.00……..400m 8.10………High Jump 8.20……..Weight​

    July 31st

    6.15…..Discus B 6.15…..Shot A 6.30…..800m 7.00……200m 7.15…..Triple Jump …………Shot  B 7.15…..Discus  A 8.00……4 X 400m Relays 8.10……High Jump 8.20…… 4 x 100m Relays

    Brian Bailes and Iain Turnbull competing in the 800m

    Brian Bailes and Iain Turnbull competing in the 800m

    Please note:- there are six fixtures in 2017.   This year the first track event will vary between a sprint and a long distance  race.  e.g. On May 15th the 100m is first track event but on May 22nd the 1500m is the first track event  and on July 17th the 3000m is first track event.

    In 2017 the throws will be seeded into two groups .

    Group A =  Discus, Hammer and Javelin for competitors throwing further than 20 meters…. Shot further than 7.00m.                  Competitors  throwing slightly less than these distances may wish to compete in Group A depending on  the number of entrants.

    Group B  will be for competitors throwing less than the distances listed in Group A.       Please declare on Championships entry form or at League registration the groups in which you wish to compete.

    Competitors are advised not to enter Group A in one throw and  Group B in another throw  at the same fixture.

    Track & Field Championships.  Saturday 17th June 2017.   Click for Timetable 

    We are extremely lucky in that this years NEMAA t&f secretary is our very own Val Baxter!! who has just taken over from the illustrious Vicki Thomson. So if there is anything else you want to know, or unsure about come speak to her at the club or drop her a line. Brian the club treasurer is also a regular and will be able to put you right.

    Just come and have a go! All the fun starts Monday 15th May 2017.
    May
    24
    Wed
    North East T&F Grand Prix @ Monkton Stadium
    May 24 @ 6:00 pm
    North East T&F Grand Prix @ Monkton Stadium | United Kingdom
    A series of six matches will take place over the season – the first five are at Monkton Stadium and the last one at Gateshead Stadium. Click here to download the full season’s program. Please note this meeting includes the 10k NECAA/Open Championships (entry form here) which must be entered by April 14th – email Keith Willshire at keithw53@keithw53.plus.com NO ENTRIES ON THE NIGHT. Please read the rules (shown in the program) and take note that you must keep your number for the whole season (Replacement numbers will be £3)

    Jun
    2
    Fri
    Birtley AC Annual Presentation Night @ The Tythe Barn
    Jun 2 @ 7:00 pm
    Our members are invited to our annual presentation night, which will be an extra special occasion this year to help mark our 30th anniversary. We are having a change of venue this year, with the festivities taking place in a historic building in Durham, the Tythe Barn (Old Prison Officers Club).

    FB_IMG_1490141919787 Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children, this price includes a first class buffet, a star prize raffle and free transport to and from the venue. Games and a quiz will take place after presentations are completed, along with music and dancing – this is a great chance to have some fun, let your hair down and support your club at the same time.

    Tickets will be available shortly for purchase at the club, and numbers are strictly limited, so don’t miss out – first come first served!
    Jun
    5
    Mon
    NEMAA – (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium
    Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm
    The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) or Vets League is a very friendly, low key meeting, designed to encourage the more “mature” athletes” to have a go at track and field disciplines instead of the routine road and cross-country races they usually compete in.

    At £3 for up to three events it’s also a very cheap way of having a go at various events. New members need to join NEMAA by paying (Before January £10) £20 

    Application form can be found here (this is for the calendar year of 2017). Further details of the 6 events can be found on the NEMAA website.

     
    Jeff Johnston competing in the 200m

    Jeff Johnston competing in the 200m



    We currently have a good number of athletes who would qualify and it would be great if we can drum up enough interest in these events from our ‘veteran’ athletes to come and ‘have a go’, we will be there to support you, so don’t feel intimidated, it’s friendly, fun and a bit of a laugh.  Even if you have never competed at some of these events, don’t worry, neither have many others.   There is a club league tally over the 6 events and with a good turnout each Monday, Birtley AC could do really well this year!, but we need you to come and have a try. You will be placed in heats along with people of same pace and ability where possible.

    There are 6 meetings of competition starting at 6pm, although you will need to arrive and register which events you want to try before competition starts.  At each meeting the events are slightly different as below:

    May 15th

    6.15……Hammer B ………..Javelin A 6.30….100m 7.00….3000m 7.15….Long Jump ……… Javelin B ……….Hammer A 8.10….High Jump 8.00….400m 8.20   ..Weight​

    July 3rd

    6.15……Discus B ………..Shot -A 6.30……Mile 7.00… Long  Jump 7.15…..Shot -B …… … Discus A ……….200m 8.00….Triple Jump ………..300m 8.20…..


    May 22nd

    6.15…….Discus B …………..Shot A 6.30……..1500m 7.00…….Triple Jump 7.15………100m …………… Shot B …………….Discus A 8.00………800m 8.10………Long Jump 8.20……..200m​

    July 17th

    6.15……Hammer  B ………….Javelin A 6.30…….100m 7.00……..3000m 7.15…….Long Jump …………..Javelin  B ……………Hammer  A 8.00……..400m 8.10……..High Jump 8.20……..Weight



    June 5th

    6.15……..Hammer B ………….Javelin  A 6.30…….100m 7.00…….3000m 7.15……..Triple Jump ………….. Javelin  B …………..Hammer  A 8.00……..400m 8.10………High Jump 8.20……..Weight​

    July 31st

    6.15…..Discus B 6.15…..Shot A 6.30…..800m 7.00……200m 7.15…..Triple Jump …………Shot  B 7.15…..Discus  A 8.00……4 X 400m Relays 8.10……High Jump 8.20…… 4 x 100m Relays

    Brian Bailes and Iain Turnbull competing in the 800m

    Brian Bailes and Iain Turnbull competing in the 800m

    Please note:- there are six fixtures in 2017.   This year the first track event will vary between a sprint and a long distance  race.  e.g. On May 15th the 100m is first track event but on May 22nd the 1500m is the first track event  and on July 17th the 3000m is first track event.

    In 2017 the throws will be seeded into two groups .

    Group A =  Discus, Hammer and Javelin for competitors throwing further than 20 meters…. Shot further than 7.00m.                  Competitors  throwing slightly less than these distances may wish to compete in Group A depending on  the number of entrants.

    Group B  will be for competitors throwing less than the distances listed in Group A.       Please declare on Championships entry form or at League registration the groups in which you wish to compete.

    Competitors are advised not to enter Group A in one throw and  Group B in another throw  at the same fixture.

    Track & Field Championships.  Saturday 17th June 2017.   Click for Timetable 

    We are extremely lucky in that this years NEMAA t&f secretary is our very own Val Baxter!! who has just taken over from the illustrious Vicki Thomson. So if there is anything else you want to know, or unsure about come speak to her at the club or drop her a line. Brian the club treasurer is also a regular and will be able to put you right.

    Just come and have a go! All the fun starts Monday 15th May 2017.
    Jun
    17
    Sat
    NEMAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 @ Monkton Stadium
    Jun 17 all-day

    Search

    Strava

    Sponsors