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Aug
10
Thu
Durham City Harriers Summer Cross Country Relays
Aug 10 @ 6:30 pm
Durham City Harriers Summer Cross Country Relays @ Durham | England | United Kingdom
This is one of two open events that Durham City Harriers hosts each year, the other being the Cathedral Relays in January. The Summer Relays is a cross country relays event that takes place each year on a weekday evening either before or after the August Bank Holiday. Each team is made up of three athletes who each run two laps of a fast, largely flat, grass course. There are races for Seniors, Veterans, Mixed Teams and Unattached Teams. A new junior relay event will be included in the schedule this year, giving 14-16 year olds a chance to take part.

See DCH website for more details.

Map of course here

The prospectus and details of prizes, age categories etc. can be downloaded here.

As usual, Birtley AC will cover the cost of this event for our participating athletes – there will be a sign up sheet on the noticeboard at the club, courtesy of Shannel, or you can email me at birtleyribbons@gmail.com if you aren’t likely to be at club for a while.
Sep
2
Sat
Farringdon Open Crosscountry Races @ Farringdon Community Sports College
Sep 2 @ 11:30 am

First of all, if this is your first race, useful advice can be found here.

This is a short and fast race, the first cross-country of the season and a great little leg stretch for the Harrier league! There will be an entry list on the noticeboard, or if you can’t make it to the club but would like to enter you can email me at the address given above or enter online at Sportsoft. Click on the image below for times and details of venue.

Farringdon 2017
Sep
6
Wed
Sprint Relays and Throw Fest at Monkton @ Monkton Stadium
Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
sprint relays

throws fest

Please let your coach know if you would like to compete in the relays – it’s a really fun evening and well worth turning out for!
Sep
16
Sat
NEMAA 5k/10k Track Champs @ Monkton Stadium
Sep 16 all-day
NEMAA 5k/10k Track Champs @ Monkton Stadium | England | United Kingdom
See NEMAA website for full details
Sep
24
Sun
Bobby Tinkler Memorial Cup @ Chester le Street Athletics Track
Sep 24 all-day
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.
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

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