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by Val Baxter

February 16, 2016

Two Birtley athletes have International Debuts

Birtley coach Tom Millmore has been in the enviable position of having two of his young athletes selected for international competition within a month of each other, Kate Waugh and Sophie Burnett. This is a fantastic achievement for any coach, but for a small club like Birtley it is really impressive, and shows the quality... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 27, 2015

Phil Atkinson – Running Man

Let it snow, let it snow…Neptune Relays Report by Ph... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

November 12, 2015

Newcastle Half Marathon – report by Pat Kelly

Pedro, Stephanie and I made the decision to run the Newcastle Half Marathon, which was held on 1st November. YB was there to provide moral support and encouragement, and he also took this photo for us:- The race was held in nearly ideal conditions. Who would have thought that November in Newcastle could produce temperatures... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

August 31, 2015

Multiple successes for Birtley athletes!

No match reports available at the time of writing (hint hint) but there were some brilliant results from several recent local races. On Thursday 27th August, a good turnout of junior athletes and some of our more mature members ran at the Watergate multi terrain event at Watergate Park. In the u11 girls race, Abigail... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

August 17, 2015

Wet Wallington by Patrick Kelly

29 July 2015 Run Northumberland – Wallington Hall Start 19:15 Pedro and I made the journey to Wallington Hall late on Wednesday afternoon. The weather had been intermittent rain all day but looked as if the weather had broken and it was going to be fine, how wrong I was. We had both pre-entered the... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

July 24, 2015

Summer Racing by Pat Kelly

17 June 15 Newburn River Run It was held on a Wednesday evening in Newburn – who could ask for anything more. The race is an unusual length (6.6 Miles or so) and follows the path from Newburn Leisure Centre to Wylam, across Wylam Bridge then down to Newburn Bridge, finally cross Newburn bridge and... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

July 11, 2015

You take the high road and I’ll take… The Angel View Run 9/7/15

There was a great night of athletic trail running last night at The Angel View Run. Once again the night was well organised with a good venue and course. The Angel View hosting the race headquarters, and putting on a light supper for afters once the presentations were completed. Great sight to see, all the... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 16, 2015

Well, in poor light…

On Sunday morning, we rose early and looked out the window and checked the weather. Today we were going to have a toddle down to Manchester so Adrian could take the next step in his athletic career. Two or three weeks ago, he became the Kelly Holmes of Birtley, winning both the 800 and 1500... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 11, 2015

Race reports from Pat Kelly

Clive Cookson, Monkseaton 21 May 15 19:15 Start Pedro and I started off from Chester le Street at @ 17:20 to get to Monkseaton High School for the start of the race. Preferred route was via the Tyne tunnel, but delays in the tunnel meant we arrived after travelling for an hour or so. Still... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 18, 2015

May Race Reports from Pat Kelly

Les Allcorn 10k 5 May 2015 at 19:00 The sun finally started to shine at about 4pm before the long trek to Alnwick. This was after a cold and wet Bank Holiday weekend. My only thoughts were that if the rain has continued then it would be a lot harder race. The only major issue... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 24, 2015

Coastal runs – report by Pat Kelly

North Tyneside 10K, Blyth 10K, Sand Dancer 10k Races in early April all have a theme running through them, Coastal. Always remember if going South the Sea should be on your left hand side and going North on the right hand side. If not you are in bother. The weather for the races was as... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 14, 2015

Groundhog Day for Birtley at Signal Relays

With a first place finish for the second year in a row, and two members of the team unchanged from last year’s lineup, the Signal Relays may have felt a little like Groundhog day for Birtley’s senior ladies’ A team. The Signal Relays are the North East road relay championships, hosted by Houghton Harriers. The... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 9, 2015

Another successful weekend for Birtley AC athletes

Last weekend was a productive weekend for Birtley athletes of all ages, with successes at both school and Masters levels, and even a spot of non-athletic victory for one of our members! Saturday 7th Feb saw the Masters XC Champs take place on a new course at Darlington, and a beautiful day weather-wise was complemented... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 27, 2015

Birtley Northern stars at the XC Champs

On a gloriously sunny day at Pontefract last weekend, Kate Waugh (winner of the Cross Challenge in Cardiff the previous weekend) became Northern XC Silver medalist in her first year as U17, and a gold team medalist along with her team mates Sophie Burnett, Philippa Chambers, Katie Gunn and Amber Leigh. The U20 Women’s team,... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 12, 2015

Durham Cathedral Relays – The ladies win by a mile (well, a minute anyway!)

The hardy souls of Birtley AC braved the blustery and occasionally damp conditions yesterday at Durham Cathedral Relays to put in some first class performances. The course was pretty much the usual one, 2 laps of 2 fields with a nasty little short but steep slope between them – a total leg killer, especially on... Read more »

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