The NECAA are organising their third T&F competition at Morpeth on Sunday 27th September. All the races are 'Graded races', this means that athletes may run against different age and gender athletes in the same race. All the races are seeded by the times that athletes enter when they complete their online entry. This ensures that the athletes should run against athletes of a similar ability and hopefully ensure they get the best possible competition in the race. No time entered means you will be put in the earlier races. All the organisers ask is that you put a realistic time down when you enter, if you've entered an incorrect time by pressing the wrong key, don't wait until the day to see if it can be changed. Let the organisers know and they maybe able to change the start lists if they have enough time.
U13 athletes are NOT permitted to enter the 3000m, as per UKA guidelines.
Athletes should bring their own throwing implements, however the NECAA will have a supply of implements for those that do not bring their own.
NECAA 2020 CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SEDGEFIELD DECEMBER 12th CANCELLED
It is with regret and reluctancy the NECAA have decided to cancel the 2020 cross country championships in their established form to be hosted by Sedgefield Harriers. The publication of the England Athletics `Return to Cross Country Competition` makes planning a championship with a big entry difficult plus the ongoing uncertainty during the pandemic and specifically procedures to keep everyone safe.
The NECAA are looking into possible alternatives including split championships. Dates and venues will be advertised when known.
In the meantime, the NECAA encourage clubs to stage small local inter club events under the EA guidelines to keep athletes competitively fit and motivated. The sport evolved from local inter club competitions.
2021/22 NECAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, SEDGEFIELD DECEMBER 11th.
For further advice and information contact the NECAA Cross Country secretary Archie Jenkins.
Bill McGuirk reports from the weekends open meets at Middlesbrough and Morpeth. Click here to read
Latest Guidance from England Athletics
All within the athletics community will be well aware of the current situation, and we suggest you familiarise yourself with the guidance from England Athletics.
NECAA Indoor Pentathlon - Congratulations to the Male and Female athletes of the match:
Male - Sam Gorman (Blaydon) U20 Mens Champion
Female - Emily Bond (North Shields Poly) U13G Champion
Andy Billett and Lindsay Dunn
The NECAA are very sad to hear about the recent passing of Andy and Lindsay. Both played a huge role in developing athletics in the North East, and were much loved and respected. Our thoughts are with their friends and families.
Andy Billett - Durham City Harriers article
Lindsay Dunn - Morpeth Harriers article