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Oct
8
Sun
Harrier League Match 2, Druridge Bay @ Druridge
Oct 8 @ 12:15 am – 4:15 pm
Harrier League Match 2, Druridge Bay @ Druridge | England | United Kingdom
The second Harrier league fixture of the season will be held at Druridge Bay Country Park. The course (download a pdf here) is mostly firm grassland, with some track, some soft meadow, and no hills – just inclines. There are miles of lakeside tracks and woodland trails for warming up. Please keep off the course.

Directions

From A1.
  • Join A19 at Seaton Burn interchange. (Signed Tyne Tunnel)
  • Straight ahead at roundabout
  • Travel South to Moor Farm Roundabout
  • Take second exit A189 (Signed Ashington)
  • Travel North on A189 then A1068 (The Coastal Route) to Red Row
  • At Red Row continue on A1068 and Country Park is signposted on right


  • From South via A19.

    At Moore Farm roundabout, take 5th exit A189 (Signposted Ashington). Follow as above.

    PARKING

    Car parking is within the country park using various sites. A charge of £2.00 per vehicle will be collected to cover the fee for holding an event at Druridge Bay, Please follow marshal’s instructions. Be prepared for a walk of over half a mile to the course. It is vital that you car share please – don’t leave home without a full car! More info can be found on the Harrier League blog – please read this as it contains important information about traffic arrangements on the day.

    REGISTRATION

    Race HQ will be at the Visitor Centre. There will be portaloo toilets near the course. A refreshment van will be near the course, plus Hot Hog Heaven! ‘START FITNESS’ will be on site for any last minute purchases. If you have already registered but not run yet, your number will be available at our club tent. You will only need to visit headquarters if you have lost your number and need to buy a new one.

    CLUB TENTS

    There is ample space for club tents alongside the start and finish. You can drop someone off with our tent at the Visitor Centre and then park at one of the sites.

    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, you will already have 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.

    The timetable is as follows, but remember this is only a guide – please make sure you listen for the referee’s whistle or shout to ensure you don’t miss the start of your race!

  • 12.15 Under 11 Boys & Girls
  • 12.25 app Under 13 Boys
  • 12.35 app Under 13 Girls
  • 12.45 app Under 15 Boys
  • 12.55 app Under 15 Girls
  • 13.05 – 13.10 app Under 17 & Under 20 Women
  • 13.10 – 13.15 app Senior & Veteran Women
  • 13.50 – 14.00 app Under 17 Men
  • 14.15 – 14.25 app Senior & Veteran Men


  • Results will appear very soon after the race on the Harrier League website.
    Oct
    28
    Sat
    Sherman Cup/Davison Shield at Temple Park @ Temple Park, South Shields
    Oct 28 all-day
    Sherman Cup/Davison Shield at Temple Park @ Temple Park, South Shields | South Shields | England | United Kingdom
    This is a special match, associated with, but not part of, the harrier league series. Your number will be the number you have used for the harrier league matches – please don’t forget it! The teams with the most points in each age group will win either the Sherman Cup (men) or the Davison Shield (women’s competition), so it’s important to compete if you’re available.

    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, you will already have your 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..

    The timetable is likely to be the same as the harrier league, but details will be provided nearer to the date.
    Nov
    18
    Sat
    Harrier League Match 3, Aykley Heads @ Aykley Heads
    Nov 18 all-day
    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 either the first 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.

    Important Information on Parking, Travel, Registration etc.

    Race Parking is at Durham County Hall car park only. It’s free and only 400m from the start – please do not park anywhere else, please do not try to park closer to the course as you will be charged, or worse, and we could lose this venue! There will be plenty of parking for everybody at County Hall but please car share & obey the car park marshals!

    Registration is in County Hall reception area should you need it – use the main entrance to County Hall. Toilets are located in County Hall foyer and there will be portaloos close to the race start area. Do not enter County Hall in muddy shoes – they won’t let us come back next year if you do! The course is walking distance from County Hall car park (follow the signs) & is on the former Aykley Heads sports fields.

    Directions to Venue

    County Hall is a major landmark in Durham and many of you will already know where it is and how to get there. There are frequent trains to Durham from Newcastle and Darlington. The station is around half a mile from the course (see map)

    Travelling south (e.g. from Newcastle) or North (e.g. from Newton Aycliffe)

    Use the A1M and turn off at Junction 62 (signposted for Durham & Sunderland). At the top of the slip road turn right at the roundabout joining the A690 into Durham. At the next roundabout (where the dual carriageway ends) stay on the A690 & follow signs to City Centre & Consett (straight over). At the next roundabout stay on the A690 & follow signs for Crook, Consett & County Hall (straight over – but get in the outside lane). At the next traffic lights turn right signposted for Consett, Chester-Le- St & County Hall. Turn right at the next roundabout into County Hall – you’ve arrived!

    Travelling West (e.g. from Sunderland)

    Use the A690 from Sunderland or from the A19 for Durham. At the junction of the A690 and A1M go straight over staying on the A690 into Durham. At the next roundabout (where the dual carriageway ends) stay on the A690 & follow signs to City Centre & Consett (straight over). At the next roundabout stay on the A690 & follow signs for Crook, Consett & County Hall (straight over – but get in the outside lane). At the next traffic lights turn right signposted for Consett, Chester-Le- St & County Hall. Turn right at the next roundabout into County Hall – you’ve arrived!

    Travelling East (e.g. from Crook)

    Use the A690 from Crook to Durham. At the Neville’s Cross traffic lights turn left onto the A167. At the first roundabout turn right (4th exit) following signs for City Centre. At the next roundabout go straight over. At the next roundabout go straight over into County Hall – you’ve arrived!

    map
    Map by Juliet Percival (click here to see more of her work)

    The timetable is as follows, but remember this is only a guide – please make sure you listen for the referee’s whistle or shout to ensure you don’t miss the start of your race!

  • 12.15 Under 11 Boys & Girls
  • 12.25 app Under 13 Boys
  • 12.35 app Under 13 Girls
  • 12.45 app Under 15 Boys
  • 12.55 app Under 15 Girls
  • 13.05 – 13.10 app Under 17 & Under 20 Women
  • 13.10 – 13.15 app Senior & Veteran Women
  • 13.50 – 14.00 app Under 17 Men
  • 14.15 – 14.25 app Senior & Veteran Men


  • Results will appear very soon after the race on the Harrier League website.
    Dec
    9
    Sat
    NECAA 2017 Cross Country Championships @ Event HQ Redcar Race Course
    Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

    New Marske Harriers are set to host the 112th Annual North Eastern Counties Athletic Association Cross Country Championships. With the support of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council the championships will be held at Redcar Race Course on Saturday 9th December 2017. Championship races start at 11am with U11 open races starting at an earlier time of 10:35am.  NECAA U11 Open Run

    Athletes must be 9 or 10 on the day of the race to enter the U11 races.

    Girls NECAA trophy

    Entries close on Friday 10th November. Entries can only be submitted by team managers or club secretaries, so please keep an eye on the notice board or let your coach know you want to run.

    NECAA 2017 Prospectus

    Jan
    6
    Sat
    Harrier League Match 4, Herrington Country Park @ Herrington Country Park
    Jan 6 all-day
    The fourth Harrier league fixture of the season will be held at Herrington Country Park. A map of the course is shown below, brought to you by the Wearside Athletic Network – there is an inner loop which will enable all of the relevant distance requirements to be provided on the day. 2017-01-06-20-15-34

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    A map plotted by me is also available on Mapometer – this shows approx distance and also elevation/gradient.

    fb_img_1483380669191 Directions
    Herrington Country Park is easy to access, situated just off the A183 with the entrance being opposite the famous Penshaw Monument. There is a cafe on site and one across the road, so you shouldn’t be short of a cuppa if it’s a cold day! Although there is a reasonable amount of parking, it will still be advisable to carshare wherever possible as league events are always very popular, resulting in parking difficulties at many of our venues.

    Club tents will be pitched in the area south-east of the start, while the warm up area is to the north of the finish; as usual, no warming up on the course please.

    Car parking will incur a cost of £2, the parking area will be marshalled by the Sunderland Rotarians, and all of the monies collected will go to their charities.

    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, you will already have a 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.

    The timetable is as follows, but remember this is only a guide – please make sure you listen for the referee’s whistle or shout to ensure you don’t miss the start of your race!

  • 12.15 Under 11 Boys & Girls
  • 12.25 app Under 13 Boys
  • 12.35 app Under 13 Girls
  • 12.45 app Under 15 Boys
  • 12.55 app Under 15 Girls
  • 13.05 – 13.10 app Under 17 & Under 20 Women
  • 13.10 – 13.15 app Senior & Veteran Women
  • 13.50 – 14.00 app Under 17 Men
  • 14.15 – 14.25 app Senior & Veteran Men


  • Results will appear very soon after the race on the Harrier League website.

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