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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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by Val Baxter

April 29, 2017

Do as I say, not as I do…

Big advocate of not overdoing racing, even training I think quality can be better than quantity. But , this week my diary is chocker with racing, I ran the Neptune relays on Wednesday evening and last night (Friday) I ran a trail race at Soooth Sheelz with Lee Drummond. I am doing the Sand Dancer... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 27, 2017

Sedgefield Success!

This one worked well for me, not often I am racing , and don’t need to be up early or dashing home from work. Today was the Neptune relays at Sedgefields Herdwick Hall. This isn’t a race I have ever done, , but it wasn’t a rush for me, cos it was my day off,... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 26, 2017

IMPORTANT!! APRIL 27th

Important Notice Please Read!! Due to an open evening tomorrow at Lord Lawson the school have requested that all bookings are cancelled for the night due to the high volume of cars etc. Therefore the Club is cancelled tomorrow (Thursday 27th April) Apologies for the very short notice but it’s out of our control. We’d... Read more »

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by Kieran Reay

April 24, 2017

What do Grangemouth, London, Madrid and Manchester all have in common?

It’s a very rare occasion that we have a weekend pass without somebody pinning a number onto their vest to represent the club but this past week has really demonstrated the growing scope and ambitions of our great club. We had people competing across a whole range of events, in not one, but three different... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 15, 2017

Elswick Good Friday Relays 2017

I am not the best riser when I am off work, but I had a late night last night so that didn’t help much either. I woke at 7:30 ish but I must have dozed off as I waited for Linda bringing me my coffee and bacon sandwich. So nearly 9 o clock, and I... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

April 8, 2017

The Long Run – Dave Lamond VLM Diary

First of all I would like to apologise for not keeping you up to date with my training, but the fact is it has been inconsistent to say the least. This has not been due to a lack of desire but mainly to life commitments out of my control. Since my last instalment I have... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

March 28, 2017

Birtley AC 30th Annual Presentation Night – Friday 2nd June

Our Annual Presentation evening is to be held this year at the The Tythe Barn Club on Friday 2nd June. A change of venue this year, but hopefully it will be just as successful as last years event. Plus, this year the club will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary!, so please come along and make... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

March 22, 2017

Thrunton Thriller 17 – Oh what a day!

I took this one, rainbow included while Lee ran off with some random group of ladies I was going to write a little review of this exciting trail run, Lee Drummond and I did at the weekend, with a few pictures thrown in…after all, it was a brilliant although extremely tough half marathon. Anyway, it... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 23, 2017

1st Birtley Junior XC Relays

UPDATE Just to pre warn you that you need to move your Sunday dinner back to tea time tomorrow, as we have loads of refreshments for you to purchase! Tea, coffee, tuck shop and some lovely home baking. We also have some old style Birtley hoodies at a cracking knocked down price, not to mention... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 6, 2017

If Carlsberg did weekends…

Big day for us , erm, mature athletes. A trip to Wallsend for the Vets cross country championships. The event for some, was the first of two races as there was an adventure in the evening planned for the survivors. My first challenge for the day was actually getting there. I thought I knew roughly... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 23, 2017

Weekend roundup

Further International honours for Kate Waugh who once again represented her country this weekend at the Elgoibar International Cross Country near Bilbao Spain. Kate finished in a magnificent third place – well done Kate! At Barnard Castle, many of Birtley’s younger athletes were competing in the County School’s Champs, with several athletes qualifying to compete... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 16, 2017

Remembrances of Jimmy Richardson

Our honorary member, Jimmy Richardson, unfortunately passed away in the QE hospital in the early hours of Friday 13th January. He was 65 and had been in hospital for only a few days. I am sure our longstanding members will all remember Jimmy and his remarkable achievements. For our newer members I will recap below.... Read more »

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Birtley AC Annual Presentation N... @ The Tythe Barn
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Birtley AC Annual Presentation Night @ The Tythe Barn | England | United Kingdom
Our members are invited to our annual presentation night, which will be an extra special occasion this year to help mark our 30th anniversary. We are having a change of venue this year, with the[...]
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10:30 am Northern Athletics Senior T&F Le... @ Churchill Playing Fields
Northern Athletics Senior T&F Le... @ Churchill Playing Fields
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Northern Athletics Senior T&F League (Div 4E) @ Churchill Playing Fields | England | United Kingdom
Open to all senior and vet athletes – we need as many events to be covered as possible, so please consider having a go at a discipline that you may not be 100% comfortable with,[...]
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6:00 pm NEMAA – (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium
NEMAA – (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium
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NEMAA - (Vets) League Meetings @ Monkton Stadium | United Kingdom
The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) or Vets League is a very friendly, low key meeting, designed to encourage the more “mature” athletes” to have a go at track and field disciplines instead of[...]

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