SIGNALS RELAYS: UPDATE 15/6/19
After weeks of toeing-and-throwing between the interested parties-Sunderland City Council, England Athletics and the North Eastern Counties AA - the Signals Relays have now been given the green light to go ahead.
Once again Houghton Harriers, thanks to the tiring efforts of Peter Dodsworth, will host the event at the regular venue, Hetton Lyons Park on the new date of Saturday, August 31.
A revised prospectus will be sent to all clubs who are asked to re-enter the event as there have been a few minor changes. Clubs who sent entries in for the original date will receive their cheques back in due course.
As you can imagine, finding a new date in the calendar has proved extremely difficult but the Road Running committee felt they had to act swiftly before the onset of the winter fixtures.
NEGP2 - Athletes of the Match.
Congratulations to Emily Stewart and Jack Halpin. Details here
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.
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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SIGNALS RELAYS - 31st August 2019 - PROSPECTUS
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 - RESULTS
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)