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The Ronnie Walker Saltwell 10k Road Race – Dec 23rd 11:30
Dec 23 @ 11:30 am
Further details can be found here on the Saltwell Harriers website.

Online entry available here:Online entry

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






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.
    2018 Stuart Pailor Memorial Old Monks Trail Race, Hartlepool @ Registration and presention at Hart village hall
    Jan 7 @ 10:30 am
    2018 Stuart Pailor Memorial Old Monks Trail Race, Hartlepool @ Registration and presention at Hart village hall | Hart | England | United Kingdom
    A 5.5 mile multi-terrain race from Hart Village through the dene. Begins on trail and goes into dene, with challenging climbs. Flat tarmac back to the finish so spikes should not be worn. Due to the nature of the dene, trail shoes are very highly recommended. details & entry via Run Britain here Run Britain online entry
    33rd Durham Cathedral Cross Country Relays @ University’s Playing Fields behind the Maiden Castle Sports Centre
    Jan 14 @ 10:15 am
    Prospectus can be found by clicking here


    Cathedral Relays

    The 2018 Cathedral Relays will be held on Sunday 14th January. This is a cross-country running event for teams of 3 runners, with each runner completing two laps of a fast, mainly flat, grass course. Each leg is approx. 3000m in total. The event will take place on the University’s Playing Fields behind the Maiden Castle Sports Centre (DH1 3SE).  The Start/Finish area will be positioned on the field immediately across the wooden footbridge that leads from the Sports Centre/Boathouse to the playing fields. Toilets and refreshments will be available in the Sports Centre.

    The event includes 3 races:
    1: Veteran Men (35+)
    2: Senior Women/Veteran Women (35+)
    3: Senior Men


    Races 1 and 2 incorporate the NEMAA Championships for registered runners. An extensive prize list is available across age categories.


    Competitors must be 16 years of age or over on 14th January 2018.
    Look out for entry form on club noticeboard and add your name should you wish to enter

    Prospectus Cathedral Relays 2018 version 2

    PARKING: Parking at the Sports Centre is available for race officials, marshalls, helpers and those dropping off club tents. All other athletes/supporters should park in the City as if using the original course – the new location is only a short distance further along the river from the Racecourse.

    Map of the 2018 course

    Northern XC Championships @ Harewood House, Leeds
    Jan 27 all-day
    Please let either Shannel Curtis at club (via sign-up sheet on noticeboard) or Val Baxter via email (address above) know by 11th January if you wish to enter this competition. Details can be downloaded by clicking on the image below

    Birtley Junior XC Relays @ Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy
    Mar 11 @ 10:15 am
    Click on the form image below to download the entry form

    Birtley XC