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  • 30th Anniversary

    School Closure – training arrangements for Thursday 28th September

    Due to the School's Open Evening, we are unable to access training facilities at Lord Lawson on Thursday 28th September. This is a link to where the training sessions... Continue reading »

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    New Kit Catalogue & Order Form

    The long awaited "new kit" is ready to order.

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    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... Continue reading »

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    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 have one. Ped has... Continue reading »

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    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... Continue reading »

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    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... Continue reading »

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    Thank you and good night….till next year.

    The Masters track GP season drew to a close tonight. The finale was a great couple of relays at the end. The last couple of events have, for one reason or another...normally work or injury ...been only Shannel and myself competing.

    Tonight we had eight athletes turn out, and even had... Continue reading »

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    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... Continue reading »

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    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 I competing... Continue reading »

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    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... Continue reading »

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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 26, 2017

Clive Cookson 10K, 24th May 2017

It is 3 years since I ran this race, just a few weeks after my attempt at London marathon, if I remember right, it was a nice day then as well. I wasn’t aware it was on, but was messaged by Kirsty who was wondering if anyone else from the club would be running. I... 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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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 28, 2017

The Main Event – Dave Lamond

Its finally here, the main event after months of planning and inconstant training I find myself in Newcastle airport chatting to Rob Wilson and the young lady who picked my name from the hat sealing my fate so many months ago. Rob and his family were off to Spain for the Madrid marathon which he... 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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