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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 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

March 12, 2017

1st Birtley Junior XC Relays

By now you all know I am not a morning person, so when I said I would help, you know that most of the setting up has been done by the time I crawl out my cot. So, when I turn up eventually there were 9 cars parked at the kerbside and the gates were... Read more »

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by Rob Wilson

March 12, 2017

Birtley AC Junior XC Relays results

Full results from today’s XC Relays can be found at this link.  Full Results Summary of winners below.   Well done and Congratulations to all athletes who competed.  A great day! U-13 Winners for Birtley AC, Scarlett, Tes... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

March 11, 2017

North East Counties Summer Fixture List

Click on the pic to download this season’s fi... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

March 10, 2017

3rd to 5th of March, what a weekend !!!

The weekend for me started on Friday, I sat on the doorstep looking at my gleaming car thinking what it would be like after 200 miles down the A1. So we set off for Aylesbury to go and see no.1 son. I had a race on Sunday that I had done a lot of work... 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 18, 2017

Royal Signals relays

Well you know it is going to be a big race when Adrian tells you there are some good teams out, and then adds, I don’t mean good runners, I mean teams full of good runners. Signals relays have always been popular. I remember running in them around the Team Valley since then there have... Read more »

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by Val Baxter

February 14, 2017

Two 5 o’clocks in a day

As the festivity passed and the cold winter month of January was cast upon us the inevitable arrived; I had to go to work. For me this meant 12 hours a day for 21 days on board an oil rig in the North Sea (a less than perfect marathon training environment). As I knew this... 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 Rob Wilson

January 22, 2017

Hedge-hope you survive this one! – Winter Wipeout Jan 2017

I can’t recall exactly why i signed up for this one.  I’d not done a proper fell race before.  I remember thinking it sounded interesting, but let it slip off the radar and then it sold out.  There was talk of more places becoming available and I looked again, then Lee said he had signed up... 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 14, 2017

Dave Does London (or Rigger to Runner)

Two 5 o’clocks in a day S... Read more »

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