Intercounties Fell Championship
The 2019 Intercounties Fell Championship took place as part of the Flower Scar race at Todmorden in West Yorkshire on Saturday 11th May and was hosted by Todmorden Harriers.
The race was an 8.3 mile route with 2,165' of ascent and was described as "a race with steep climbs, rough moor and fast paths, typifying all that's best about South Pennine fell running".
NECAA sent full men's and women's teams with the the men represented by Nick Swinburn, Ben Abdelnoor, Lee Roe, Jonathan Heaney and William Robson (U23) and the women represented by Karen Robertson, Fiona Brannan, Elaine Bisson, Dawn Metcalfe and Alice Rigby (U23).
Our men finished 7th out of 20 teams with Nick, Lee and Ben counting and the women finished 8th out of 14 with Fiona, Elaine and Karen counting.
Full results can be found here.
SIGNALS RELAYS: UPDATE
A meeting to discuss the problems relating to the Signals Road Relays was held at Sunderland City Council offices between four representatives of the Council and Peter Dodsworth, Alan Elders and Bill McGuirk acting on behalf of the NECAA.
After putting the points across forcibly why the NECAA were not in a position to sign the document in front of them for the event to go ahead at Hetton Lyons Country Park the council's representatives agreed to take our points on board and redraft the agreement.
This was indeed what happened inside a few days and a new agreement was drawn up which was then forwarded on to UKA for it's lawyers to give it their approval.
However, UKA were still not happy with the new wording and, after sitting on it for a few weeks, replied to the council with their reservations.
It is now back in the council's hands and while time is running out the NECAA are hoping for an early decision so that the event can go ahead albeit at Hetton or at another venue.
NEGP1 - Athletes of the Match.
Congratulations to Josh McKeown and Niamh Brennan. Details here
NECAA 10,000m Championships 24th April - RESULTS
Gold - Greg Jayasuriya (Middlesbrough & Cleveland) 31:47.18
Silver - Jordan Bell (Blackhill Bounders) 31:49.18
Bronze - Thomas Straughan (Morpeth Harriers) 32:13:39
Gold - Catherine Lowes (Elswick Harriers) 42:04.67
Silver - Heather Robinson (Jarrow & Hebburn) 43:50.92
Bronze - Vicki Thompson (Jarrow & Hebburn) 47:20.45
NECAA Senior Womens Steeplechase Championships 23rd April
Champion - Rachelle Falloon (Morpeth Harriers) 07:58.57
Robin Rutherford has kindly provided this fantstic gallery from the National XC Champs
Bill McGuirk's fantastic reports from the athletics scene can all be found on his blog page here. In his latest report Bill highlights the success of North East athletes at England Athletics Age Group Champs.
NECAA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thank you to all athletes, supporters, officials and volunteers. Full report to follow, results can be found here
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NECAA Summer Fixture list - DOWNLOAD HERE
Printing Instructions: Print back to back onto A4. Holding in portrait position, cut in half along the horizontal axis, then fold each half in half along the vertical axis to produce 2 Summer Fixture lists.
North East Grand Prix 2019
Full programme - Rules of the league
NEGP1 - 24th April @ Monkton - RESULTS
NEGP2 - 22nd May @ Monkton
NEGP3 - 26th June @ Monkton
NEGP4 - 10th July @ Monkton
NEGP5 - 24th July @ Monkton
NEGP6 - 7th August @ Gateshead
Online entries please click here
NECAA 10,000m Championships (Incorporating the Northern Athletics 10,000m Championships - Wednesday 24th April 2019 at Monkton Stadium - online entry - prospectus (updated)