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by Val Baxter

March 12, 2017

1st Birtley Junior XC Relays

By now you all know I am not a morning person, so when I said I would help, you know that most of the setting up has been done by the time I crawl out my cot. So, when I turn up eventually there were 9 cars parked at the kerbside and the gates were... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

March 12, 2017

Birtley AC Junior XC Relays results

Full results from today’s XC Relays can be found at this link.  Full Results Summary of winners below.   Well done and Congratulations to all athletes who competed.  A great day! U-13 Winners for Birtley AC, Scarlett, Tes... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

March 10, 2017

3rd to 5th of March, what a weekend !!!

The weekend for me started on Friday, I sat on the doorstep looking at my gleaming car thinking what it would be like after 200 miles down the A1. So we set off for Aylesbury to go and see no.1 son. I had a race on Sunday that I had done a lot of work... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 18, 2017

Royal Signals relays

Well you know it is going to be a big race when Adrian tells you there are some good teams out, and then adds, I don’t mean good runners, I mean teams full of good runners. Signals relays have always been popular. I remember running in them around the Team Valley since then there have... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

January 22, 2017

Hedge-hope you survive this one! – Winter Wipeout Jan 2017

I can’t recall exactly why i signed up for this one.  I’d not done a proper fell race before.  I remember thinking it sounded interesting, but let it slip off the radar and then it sold out.  There was talk of more places becoming available and I looked again, then Lee said he had signed up... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 15, 2017

Weekend of competition all over the place…

Well we haven’t seen Mark this year yet, but he came home to see us this weekend, but I wasn’t destined to see him much. He came home late Friday night, but earlyish Saturday morning I was heading down the A1 with Adrian and Chloe for the Northern indoor championships. When I say earlyish, we... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

December 12, 2016

Aykley Heads 2016

This tale started a week early, as we ventured to the course behind Durham County Hall. Sunday run is regularly round Beamish woods but I am under immense pressure from Youngy to find a different route each week, and this was a pre-determined route that I couldn’t be blamed for. So we met at the... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 27, 2016

Could this be my next favourite course????

You know every cloud… And all that… My usual car sharers didn’t want to share this week. Stephanie committed at home, and Adrian running at Liverpool, but I have a new best mate…Phil Atkinson stepped up and replaced Stephanie very effectively. I usually need to provide the music in the car cos Stephanie’s taste is,... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 13, 2016

Lest we forget…13 November cos it’s the nearest Sunday to 11th

Same routine as ever, preparation the night before was a Chinese curry, and a bottle of wine. They do say red wine is high in iron, an important ingredient for stamina production, so I suppose a small tipple the night before can be justified. I had arranged to pick Mrs Young up on the way... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

October 10, 2016

Druridge Bay October 9th 2016

The alarm went at 10 o clock this morning, which meant it was time to gather the family together for a trip up the coast on this lovely Sunday morning. By the time I realised, and went downstairs, Linda was already up and halfway through a pile of ironing, and Adrian was working through my... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

October 8, 2016

National 4 stage road relays

News from Sutton Park – Well I was hoping for a top 20 finish and the girls have done themselves proud despite all the top class teams and being in a team of one 17yr old, an 18yr old, a 19yr old and a 21yr old. 8th place!!!! That’s 8th in the Nationals Well done... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

October 2, 2016

Well that’s the first one done…

October the 1st, Wrekenton harrier league. It had to be better than last X country, the relays at Farringdon, it is ok making mistakes so long as you learn from them, and generally speaking I did. What I am saying is, this time I was better prepared and didn’t have to keep turning round and... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

September 4, 2016

Farringdon Tri…

Saturday 3rd of Sept. I could feel the pressure, first proper X country of the season. That is on a great testing course, if not a bit narrow, but great for relays. It was Saturday, and we had managed to get a sprinkling of showers organised to break us in for the harrier league season... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

August 27, 2016

Watergate version 2016…Mr Nixon was unavailable…

It’s two Thursdays in a row that I have had to sneak away from work early, I wish I worked with Ruthy or Joanne, cos then I would have been off work !! Never mind, I brought Adrian home from work so he could pick up Pricey, who was considering a run, she decided against... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

August 20, 2016

Well run m’lud…

So, Durham again, not the easiest place to get parked, and an early start considering it was mid week; It’s always a rush for me mid week, it’s hard getting to the club on time never mind Durham half an hour earlier. I was changed and ready for action as I sneaked out of work... Read more »

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