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Dec
12
Sat
North Eastern XC Champs, Sedgefield @ East Park, Sedgefield
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am
The North Eastern Championships are being hosted by Sedgefield this year – please click on the pic to download parking details

map pic

As you can see from the map, parking is going to be severely restricted, so please car-share wherever possible.

The timetable is available here, and all of the info including course maps is available on the Sedgefield NECCA XC page. The overall course map can be viewed below:-1-course-map

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

Jan
10
Sun
CANCELLED Harrier League Match 4, Newcastle Town Moor @ Newcastle Town Moor
Jan 10 all-day
CANCELLED Harrier League Match 4, Newcastle Town Moor @ Newcastle Town Moor | Newcastle upon Tyne | United Kingdom
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to waterlogging of the course.
Mar
5
Sat
Harrier League Match 5, Alnwick @ Alnwick
Mar 5 all-day
The fifth 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
19
Sat
Harrier League Match 6, Wrekenton @ Wrekenton
Mar 19 all-day
The sixth Harrier league match of the season is being held at Wrekenton, on fields just behind Cardinal Hume School postcode NE9 6RZ.

The picture below shows the location of the car parks, one at the school and one on the other side of the road (the QE Park & Ride site), and also the location of the tents and start area of the course.wrekenton

Please ensure you park in the car parks and not on the verges – carshare wherever possible. The path to the course is a short walk from the car parks – it’s shown on the picture above, to the right of the school when viewed from the main road, and here is a streetview image to show you the exact location. entrance to footpath

For those of you who have never done cross-country before, you might want to have a look at our helpful hints page. Good luck and enjoy the last chance to get cold, wet and muddy this season!


  • 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.

Oct
1
Sat
Harrier League at Wrekenton @ Fields behind Cardinal Hume School
Oct 1 @ 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Harrier League at Wrekenton @ Fields behind Cardinal Hume School | Gateshead | England | United Kingdom
The first Harrier league match of the season takes place at Wrekenton, on the fields just behind Cardinal Hume School. There is ample parking available in the school car-park, with access off Old Durham Road. Parking will also be available in the QE Park and Ride carpark which is just across the road from the school. The fields are accessed via a footpath which is situated on the far side of the stone cottages, to the right of the school (it should be well signposted on the day).
  • 12.15 – u11s Boys & 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 competed in the Sherman Cup/Davison Shield event in September, 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! 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.
Oct
9
Sun
Harrier League Match 2, Druridge Bay @ Druridge
Oct 9 all-day
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. The entire course is bone dry and hard. The park staff have mown the grass all the way round the course. 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! A map of parking locations and facilities can be downloaded here.

    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.
    Nov
    26
    Sat
    Harrier League Match 3, Thornley Hall Farm @ Thornley Hall Farm
    Nov 26 all-day
    The third Harrier league fixture of the season will be held at a brand new location, Thornley Hall Farm. Below is a map of the course – click to download. 2016-11-04-21-14-26

    A map showing location of the farm is shown below:-2016-11-04-21-16-19

    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.
    Feb
    11
    Sat
    Harrier League Match 5, Thornley Hall Farm @ Thornley Hall Farm
    Feb 11 all-day
    HELP WANTED – appeal by Micky Baker FRIDAY 10/2/17 COURSE BUILDERS
    For anyone who can help set up the course, they will be meeting at the farm from 10am onwards. Any help welcome, no experience needed.

    ON THE DAY (MARSHALS)
    This role is vital to the event taking place. We were woefully lacking in Marshals at the first event – I cannot stress enough how important these roles are in particular for the junior races.

    You can marshal and still run, watch hubby, wife or the kids – your help will be greatly appreciated in any way you can provide it. No experience is needed just good old enthusiasm and passion, Hi viz will be provided and you will be fed and watered. Micky Baker will be giving a marshals briefing at 11-30 am prompt at the Hog roast van. They need at least 30 marshals to cover the course and to let people run/ see to kids etc.

    CAR PARK/PARKING Again another vital area that needs plenty of people to make the event run smoothly. If you are interested in helping out with parking please let Micky know beforehand, and be on the course for 9.30am onwards on the day. AT LEAST 10- 15 PEOPLE will be required.

    If you can help out with any of these vital roles please contact Micky Baker via the NEHL FB page

    The fifth Harrier league fixture of the season will be held at Thornley Hall Farm again. IMPORTANT NOTE One difference from the previous event:- ACCESS WILL BE AT THE SECOND ENTRANCE (EXIT THE LAST TIME). Therefore there will be NO RIGHT TURN to the farm from Durham – you will have to drive to the roundabout and come back on yourself. The parking fee will again be £2 you will be parked up and then you pay. NO MONIES WILL BE TAKEN AT THE ENTRANCE. Please have your £2’s ready.

    Below is a map of the course – click to download. 2016-11-04-21-14-26

    A map showing location of the farm is shown below:-2016-11-04-21-16-19

    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.
    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.
    Sep
    30
    Sat
    Harrier League Match 1 – Wrekenton @ Fields behind Cardinal Hume School
    Sep 30 @ 12:15 pm – 4:15 pm
    Harrier League Match 1 - Wrekenton @ Fields behind Cardinal Hume School | Gateshead | England | United Kingdom
    The first Harrier league match of the season takes place at Wrekenton, on the fields just behind Cardinal Hume School. There is ample parking available in the school car-park, with access off Old Durham Road. Parking will also be available in the QE Park and Ride carpark which is just across the road from the school. The fields are accessed via a footpath which is situated on the far side of the stone cottages, to the right of the school (it should be well signposted on the day).
    • 12.15 – u11s Boys & 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! 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! You can find helpful info on what to bring and what to expect 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.

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