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Feb
21
Tue
Athletics Holiday Camp 21-23rd Feb (half term) 2017 @ Gateshead College Academy for Sport
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day
Athletics Holiday Camp 21-23rd Feb (half term) 2017 @ Gateshead College Academy for Sport | England | United Kingdom

At Athletics North East we believe we need to encourage the next generation of sports stars. The best way to do this is to involve children from a young age, our courses are designed to suit all children from beginner to the  more advanced athlete.   

We believe that every child who attends a sports session should receive coaching to help them reach their potential . Our courses focus on developing core and fundamental skills which will then enable the children to gain in confidence and ability.

We understand how important sport is for health and fitness, in participating we will encourage them to keep active and to enjoy the courses. While helping them to understand  taking in athletics can be fun, as well as good for their health.

Our Camps are suitable for ages 8 years and over and of all abilities. Groups are split by both age and ability allowing for athletes to either try athletics or have a week of moderate training in preparation for competitions.

All groups take part in a full range of athletics events across the week as well as Intermittent games and team sports to maintain variation and interest.

During the week the athletes take part in UK Athletics Awards schemes, and all athletes will be given a certificate with the chance to buy badges.  

Athletics North East Goodie Bags will be given to all participants who attend for all 3 days

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM AND DETAILS

For more information or to ask any questions please contact Chris Boundy on 078925700776

To book a place visit book online here
Pole Vault Training Camp 21-23rd Feb 2017 @ Gateshead College Academy for Sport
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day
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In February 2017 we will be running our next Pole Vault Training Camp at Gateshead College Academy for Sport. This is a perfect opportunity for you to learn everything you need to know about pole vaulting. You will get the chance to train alongside athletes who are of a similar ability to yourself and work with our experienced athletes and coaches. Our Training Camp is open to all club members and non-club members. You can be a complete beginner or an experienced vaulter, either way we can help.

For ages 8 years and over

So far from our previous camps with have managed to train over 40 new vaulters with some of them having instant success. Claudia Barkes of Barnard Castle School is a perfect example of this. She had previously had a very successful career as a GB gymnast, but unfortunately due to injury she could no longer continue. Claudia attended our training camp in February 2016 and has never looked back since. She has already jumped 3.40m and has represented the North East at the UK School Games coming a very respectful 4th place, competed at English Schools Nationals and many more. Claudia is naturally talented and now loves the sport, she says making that first step and attending the training camp was a perfect introduction to the sport for her. “You never know until you give it a try”

Things we will cover:-
  • The basics, what you need to know about the sport and the basic techniques to get you started.
  • Gymnastics, perfect for pole vaulting.
  • Pole Vault specific exercises.
  • Speed Training, how to run while carrying the pole.
  • All these elements will help you to learn what you need to know about pole vaulting.

    Cost is £60 for the 3 days

    Each day will run from 10am till 3pm and everyone that attends will receive a North East Pole Vault Academy t-shirt.

    For more information or to ask any questions please contact Chris Boundy on 078925700776

    To book a place visit book online here.
    Feb
    25
    Sat
    National XC Championships @ Wollaton Park
    Feb 25 all-day
    National XC Championships @ Wollaton Park | England | United Kingdom
    This is an important event in the cross-country calendar – we encourage all of our athletes to enter. Free transport will be provided – please indicate on the entry form (on club noticeboard) whether you’d be interested in a place on the team coach. If you can’t make the club but would like to be entered, please email or text me using the details given above.

    Timetable of events
  • 11.00am u17 Women 5K – FOUR to score for team trophy
  • 11.25am u15 Boys 4.5K – FOUR to score
  • 11.45am Junior Women 6K – THREE to score
  • 12.15pm u13 Girls 3K – FOUR to score
  • 12.35pm u17 Men 6K – FOUR to score
  • 1.00pm u15 Girls 4K – FOUR to score
  • 1.20pm Junior Men 10K – FOUR to score
  • 2.05pm u13 Boys 3K – FOUR to score
  • 2.20pm Senior Women 8K – FOUR to score
  • 3.00pm Senior Men 12K – SIX to score
  • Directions for cars
    There will be two entrances in use for cars.The main entrance on the day will be accessed off Middleton Boulevard (NG8 1BT) and the directions to this gate are as follows:-From the West, M1 Junction 25 follow A52 into Nottingham for 3 miles.At Priory Island (Toby Inn), continue straight on A52, Wollaton Park is on your left and the University of Nottingham is on the right for 3/4 mile until you reach the Nottingham Ring Road. At the island bear left signed Mansfield A60 / M1 North onto the slip road for A6514 ring road for 100 yards. Wollaton Park Gate is left off the slip road and will be signed.

    From the South, M1 Junction 24 take A453 for 6 miles into Nottingham passing Trent University Campus on the left. ¼ mile after NTU, downhill, straight on at the next major cross road / traffic lights. After 200 yards get in right hand lane. The road rises and curves left and merges with A52 over CliftonBridge / River Trent following main ring road signed M1 North / A60 Mansfield. 400 yards further on Showcase Cinema is on the left. Get in middle lane which leads onto the flyover and goes over the flyover in the left lane. University on the left, QMC hospital on the right.Exit left up A52 slip road and get in middle lane at Island. Straight on over island and back onto slip road for 100 yards. Wollaton Park Gate is left off the slip road and will be signed.

    From the East A52 as above from Clifton Bridge.From the North M1 Junction 26 follow A610 into Nottingham for 3 miles. Turn right onto A6514 ring road signed Derby A52 / Birmingham A453. After 1 mile follow ring road around “Crown” island (Crown Pub on right) follow ring road a further ½ mile and bear left up slip road for A52, right lane, U turn round island and go back down slip road 100 yards. Wollaton Park Gate is left off slip road and will be signed.

    Alternatively…Early arrivals and all “Club Tent Permit” holders can go to the usual “Main Entrance” on Wollaton Road which is well sign posted off the A609 Ilkeston Road, (NG8 2AE). This will only remain open to cars for a limited time until the lower car parks are full (Estimate 10am). After this all cars must go to the Middleton Boulevard gate as above.

    Note: There are major road works on all of these approach roads and delays will be inevitable as the day progresses. Also the entrances to Wollaton Park are relatively narrow and given the volume of traffic predicted there will be delays again due to slow moving traffic. Please arrive early and allow plenty of time. A453 from M1 Junction 24 – road widening – 6 milesA52 from M1 Junction 25 – road works to accommodate new tram link – 1 mileA6514 – road works – layout improvement 1 mile From A610 – 1 mile. Please check the ECCA or Notts AC websites prior to travelling for last minute information

    . The Car Park fee for the day is £5.00. Parking immediately outside the park and surrounding streets will be prohibited. Cars parked illegally will be lifted and taken to the Nottingham City Council compound. Coaches / Minibuses should use only the Main Entrance on Wollaton Road (NG8 2AE) (off Ilkeston Road A609) and show “parking permit” clearly in windscreen to assist stewards and prevent queuing on the road. No permit No entry. Public Transport From Nottingham Railway Station walk 200 yards to Broad Marsh Bus Station. The Trent Barton “Indigo” bus leaves every 10 minutes. Get off at Queens Medical Centre, walk 100 yards uphill to traffic island turn right along the left hand side of Middleton Boulevard for 100 yards to Wollaton Park gates and follow signs. There are also Nottingham City Transport buses numbers 30, 35 and 36 which leave Victoria Bus Station (10 minute walk) and stop outside the Wollaton Road (Main) entrance.

    Mar
    2
    Thu
    Young Athletes Winter Indoors Grand Prix @ Monkton Stadium
    Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm
    For full info click on the pic below to download the entry form. Please see your coach at club if you wish to take part in any of these events – last entry is 7 days prior to competition date.

    young-athletes
    Mar
    4
    Sat
    Harrier League Match 6, Alnwick @ Alnwick
    Mar 4 all-day
    The sixth and final Harrier league match of the season takes place at Alnwick, in view of the majestic castle. For parking come off the A1 at the Denwick turn off and turn left at the junction. A little way along is the Alnwick Gardens overflow car park, £2 per car. Please, please don’t park on the grass verge!!! Please car-share where possible to save on parking and money! The course is located on the land over the river from the castle, between the B1340 and the B6341. For further info see Alnwick Harrier info at bottom of page. This is quite a challenging course, with plenty of hills and obstacles such as molehills, mud and tree-roots!


    • 12:15 – U11 Boys and Girls
    • 12:25 – U13 Boys
    • 12:35 – U13 Girls
    • 12:45 – U15 Boys
    • 12:55 – U15 Girls
    • 13:05 – 13:10 – U17 & u20 Women
    • 13:10 – 13:15 – Senior & Veteran Women
    • 13:50 – 14:00 – U17 Men
    • 14:15 – 14:25 – Senior & Veteran Men
    • These times are APPROXIMATE – at all times pay attention for the Starter’s whistles for call up to your particular event.
    Don’t forget to bring your Birtley vest, spikes if you have them, safety pins, a bag for your muddy things afterwards, and most important of all,  YOUR NUMBER! If you have already competed in a harrier league event or the Sherman Cup in October, you will already have your Harrier League number – this will be your number for the whole Harrier season so please look after it! If this is your first event of the season, you will be given a number by one of our coaches when you arrive, or it will be in the club tent ready for collection – look out for the Birtley flag flying outside!

    If this is your first cross-country, you will find some useful advice on what to bring, wear etc. here..

    Here is a list of the currently registered Birtley athletes – if you’re not listed but would like to take part, please contact the club using the details given above. The list shows your age group and which pack you will be running from – please ensure you start from the correct pack or you may be disqualified.

    Additional info from Alnwick Harriers:-

    alnwick map Directions to the venue.

    FROM A1 South.
    Leave the A1 Slip Road at Sign post Denwick / Alnwick / Alnwick Garden. (You will pass Alnwick town on your left on the A1).Turn left at junction onto Denwick Road. Within 500m you will pass Race Pastures entry on your right. Continue down hill over bridge to Alnwick Garden Car Park on your left.

    PARKING. Charges will be £3.50 in main car park or £2.00 in Overflow Car park per day Leave car at park and walk via Denwick Road to Pastures Entry (Approx 500m). Please follow direction signs and marshal’s instructions.

    PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE MAIN ROAD OR VERGES OF THE DENWICK ROAD

    REGISTRATION.

    Toilets and Registration are at Race Start (Port-a Loos are available for use near the Start). From A1 at junction onto Denwick Road proceed ahead and head North until Roundabout approx 1 mile, turn left at roundabout and head down over Lion Bridge to Alnwick. Registration is at start. Note Parking is limited in this area.

    Please note that this is 1 mile from the start/finish area. There will be no race parking in the pastures (Except First Aid & Officials). Please only park while you register or change, and then park at Gardens Car Park.

    CLUB TENTS. There is ample space for club tents alongside the start and finish.
    Mar
    11
    Sat
    Winter Indoor Grand Prix for Minor Athletes @ Monkton Stadium
    Mar 11 @ 9:30 am
    For details of this event click on the pic below to download an entry form. Please see your coach at club if you wish to take part in these events – last entries are a week before each event.

    mini-athletes
    Mar
    12
    Sun
    1st Birtley Junior XC Relays @ Lord Lawson of Beamish School
    Mar 12 @ 10:15 am
    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of our athletics club, Birtley AC will be holding a 3 stage XC relay event with awards for the first 3 teams in each category (u11 boys and girls, u13 boys and girls, u15/u17 boys and girls). This is an excellent opportunity for younger athletes to run in what will probably be the last XC of the season. If it proves popular, this may become a permanent fixture and provide much needed competition for the younger age groups in the area. Course details shown on map below.

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    Download an entry form here (or click on pic below).

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    Photo courtesy of John Geddes

    Photo courtesy of John Geddes

    Mar
    18
    Sat
    BMAF OPEN CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 @ Wavertree Athletics Stadium
    Mar 18 all-day
    We’re going to Liverpool on March 18th 2017, to take part in the British Masters Athletics Federation, XC Champs.  Interested? … of course you are.   Speak to Brian or Shannel at the club for further details. For more information on the BMAF click here

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    If you are an existing member of NEMAA (or any other of the 11 BMAF area clubs) you can apply (via George Routledge) to have a BMAF account setup via your email when you rejoin.  You can then log in to the BMAF Opentrack system and see details /enter future competitions yourself 👍🏼 Screen Shot 2017-01-19 at 23.27.32  
    May
    15
    Mon
    NEMAA – (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium @ 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 Ian Turnbull competing in the 800m

    Brian Bailes and Ian 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 @ 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 Ian Turnbull competing in the 800m

    Brian Bailes and Ian 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.

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