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by Brian Bailes

August 30, 2017

30th August 2017

Big day in athletics today for a different reason. Today Gerard ‘Ped’ Murray crossed the finish line for the very last time. Adrian and I turned up at the crem in plenty of time yet still couldn’t get a space in the car park. When we proceeded to the crematorium building there was a queue... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

August 22, 2017

Gerard Murray’s Service

Message from Sarah Murray:- Hi just found out what date the funeral is for my loving dad, it’s next Wednesday 30th of August at the Crem in Dipton at 3.30pm and you can wear black and white or the different running club colours! Xxxxx Can everyone who is going to be coming to the funeral... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

August 22, 2017

Riverside parkrun for Pedro

Much pouring out of heartfelt tributes to our friend Ped this week who sadly died this week. We are inviting all north east runners to Riverside parkrun on Saturday for a lap of honour in Ped’s name. Please come wearing your 50 T shirt if you have one or your running club vest if you... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

August 21, 2017

Gerard (Pedro) Murray – a true legend

Yesterday was a sad day for North East athletics, as one of our most long-standing members, Gerard Murray, popularly known as Pedro, passed away after a short but brave battle with cancer. Gerard showed the same grit and determination in fighting his illness as he did in every race he ran, always giving it his... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

August 13, 2017

Durham Summer Relays 10th August

Good job we talk at the club, I was expecting this to be round the course at the cricket ground, you know, past the band stand???? Got that one wrong, same place as last time at Houghall college, well Maiden Castle. Parking wasn’t any easier at this site as there were development works going on... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 29, 2017

Record Breakers!

Sunday 24th June saw some record breaking performances from young Birtley athletes at the NEYDL league match. The match, the third in a series, took place at Monkton Stadium, and was hosted by Birtley AC, with catering being provided by Eve and Dillon as part of their fund-raising efforts. On a beautiful sunny day, all... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

June 19, 2017

Masters Champs, Monkton June 17th

Saturday was a great day for me. Always banging the drum for the masters league, but Saturday wasn’t the league, it was a one off championship meeting, and although I only tend to do one event at the league meetings, this time I did two. It was a shame, that there was only Shannel and... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

June 16, 2017

Birtley Successes

Photo from last year’s championships Kate Waugh 2017 EUROPEAN TRIATHLON CHAMPION!! “Fantastic news for Kate who has been competing this afternoon in Austria at the ETU European Championships, she has been doing A Level exams this week she then traveled to Austria for her race, and a very worth while trip. Really pleased for you... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

June 12, 2017

Trench foot? Worse than that!!!

It didn’t really fall well for me, I have had a few races lately, and it was the day after Blaydon races, but when I was telling Stephanie that the younguns were doing the THREE PEAKS OF YORKSHIRE, she just said. “Great, why don’t we do it as well?” And sometimes you just know there... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

June 11, 2017

Twas on the 9th of Joo~on

This year the weather had been up and down all week leading up to Friday. It was like monsoon madness on Monday and Wednesday just a bit wet Wednesday, but it started to brighten up Thursday and by Friday it was a canny day for a run. Transport arrangements as ever were the issue with... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 29, 2017

Tuesday May 30th

Flying coach Nick Ridgeon will once again be at the club next Tuesday night (30th May) and will be delivering jumps (long and triple) at the long jump pit. ALL athletes and their coaches are welcome to take part and learn from his experience. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain some valuable coaching... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

May 28, 2017

Presentation Night – Tickets and Transport!

Hi all, this is your last chance to get tickets for our presentation night on June 2nd at the Tythe Barn in Durham – snap them up at the club this week! Also, for anyone who hasn’t realised – we are providing transport to and from the venue, free of charge! Here are the bus... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

May 16, 2017

NEMAA T&F Match 1

Great to be back on the track at Monkton, I am not a big fan of the track, but I do enjoy supporting the masters events. There is a masters event for everything there is in the senior leagues, sometimes though it is just incorporated in another event. Anyway, I have been banging the drum... Read more »

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by Brian Bailes

May 6, 2017

NEMAA Road Race Relay Champs, Bedewell Park

For some of us it was the fourth race in 8 days, but for most of us is it was the third, it is definitely getting into the heart of racing season. NEMAA is a great community of runners, in the more mature of age groups, but  nevertheless, still some very good runners, and very... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 30, 2017

You could almost have boiled an egg…

My third race in five days, I would expect to be getting tired, but it still feels good. Great banter and event on Wednesday at the relays, and Friday was the trail run at Soooth Sheelz which, was just a good run with Lee, so when this morning came round, I was still keen. I... Read more »

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