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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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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

January 8, 2017

Making a habit of it? (Old Monk’s Race, Hartlepool 8th Jan)

So, as I am trying to get to a degree of fitness, following yesterday’s run, I abstained from the demon drink, and replaced my energy with a nice juicy steak, and a bottle of water…honest I did… No, really I did!!! Today was my turn to drive, as I travelled to Hart Village , just... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 8, 2017

Herrington Park 7th Jan 2017

Well, first things first,happy new year. I hope Santa was good to you but by now please… You must have your trees down! Club reopened Tuesday after the new year, that is for those who didn’t take advantage of the extra sessions put on by Tommy and Gary.. The first session we had was just... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 2, 2017

We’re back!

Just when you were getting comfy in front of the telly on a Tuesday night, it’s time to work some of that Christmas pud off and start training again! Club resumes normal sessions Tuesday 3rd January – happy new year to all our members, we look forward to seeing lots of PBs and athletes on... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

January 1, 2017

Aykley heads… Part 2!

Most sincere apologies for this tardy little article, but unfortunately I work as well as running and sometimes that takes up a lot more time than I have. So, a brief detail about the results from Aykley Heads, and this only applies to the senior/vets race. With the ‘North Easterns’ traditionally being used to decide... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

December 29, 2016

Attention, masters of the universe athletics!

Come on, don’t be shy – 35 and over is no age at all! The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) organise many events for the more mature athlete, where you can compete against people of your own age group, instead of the teenagers you are forced to compete against at other races! There are... Read more »

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