Due to the timing of the Easter bank holiday weekend, the closing date for the NEMAA Open Road Relay Champs has been extended to 25th April.
Online entries can be made here Postal entries can be found here
Don't let your club miss out on what is always a great evening of friendly competition! Remember, this is an OPEN Champs - you don't need to be NEMAA members to enter!
The Terry O'Gara 5k race takes place at the end of this month - the race includes the NEMAA 5k Champs so make sure you get your entry in ahead of the closing date (entries on the day do not count for Championships). Details can be found here
The results from yesterday's Sand Dancer 10k which incorporated the NEMAA 10k MT Champs can be seen here. The Endurance GP will be updated shortly.
Entries close tomorrow (11th April) for the Sand Dancer 10k - this race incorporates the NEMAA 10K MT Champs. Any entries made on the day will not be included in the Champs. Full details here.
The Terry O'Gara 5k race takes place at the end of this month - the NEMAA 5k Champs are incorporated into this so make sure you get your entry in ahead of the closing date. Details can be found here
Alyson Dixon, overall women's winner at the Blyth 10k, incorporating the BMAF 10k championships - this was Aly's first BMAF title. On the day NEMAA won 13 gold, 14 silver and 10 bronze medals.
Hi folks, as some of you will be aware, the World Masters indoor athletics championships took place the week before last in Torun, Poland. With 4345 entries from 88 countries this was a major athletics event with a number of former Olympians taking part and included athletes from ages 35 right up to 100+. The North East are always represented at these events and once again our athletes did us proud.
Guy Bracken from North Shields Poly first won the 3000m event and then won his heat and final of the 1500m in totally dominant fashion, matching his achievements from the European indoor championships in Madrid last year and the world outdoor championships in Malaga last September.
Jacqueline Etherington from Sunderland also had a great championship. Setting a seasons best over 3000m to come 5th in her first event she ran, the next day, in the 8Km cross country event, not only coming a brilliant 3rd but also getting a team bronze as well, two medals for one race! Then it was back to the track for the 800m, where after winning her heat she came 5th in the final. Back again for the 1500m and a straight final saw Jacqueline finish 5th in a new personal best and break the 5-minute barrier as well. So, having won medals over a 8km cross country course, Jacqueline obviously got selected for the 4 x 200m relay for her age group and finished the championships with another medal, a silver!
We had still more medal success. Despite a cold, Jacqui Hodgson from Durham City ran a strong 400m heat to put herself into the final. The final was a typical indoor race with lots of pushing and shoving. Just as we thought Jacqui was finishing a creditable 5th, two Spaniards clashed and both went down, through her own hard work and a bit of lady luck, Jacqui finished with a great bronze medal. Jacqui ran the 200m event later in the week and produced her fastest time in nearly 2 years to finish 4th in her semi-final.
One last medal to report. Darren Towart from Tynedale has had another great indoor season. In Torun he competed in the 200m and also ran a seasons best in the 60m hurdles. But he left his best till last and running in the last men’s event of the championships, the 4 x 200m relay, Darren and his team mates picked up a brilliant bronze.
The championship overall seemed to go really well, thanks to the organisers, helpers and of course the officials. The North East were even represented there with Bill and Christine Courtney doing a brilliant job as officials. They are often at these international events and do the North East proud.
Congratulations to all of our representatives in Torun, you did a great job!
Entries are now open for the NEMAA Open Road Relay Champs - full details can be seen on this page. You do NOT need to be a member of NEMAA to participate in these championships, anyone fulfilling the entry requirements as listed will be eligible to enter.
We have some exciting developments going on at NEMAA, and we're pleased to announce that we now have a fully functioning, easy to use online store that accepts credit and debit card payments via a secure checkout. You can now apply for, or renew your membership online, pay for race entries and enter the Track and Field League. There are other payment options available for the more traditionalists - you can still opt to pay by cash or cheque in person, or post a cheque to George, and we've even gone as 21st century as having a chip and pin card reader, so you can pay by card at league matches etc. (I'm looking at those of you who haven't renewed your subs!) Here's the link to the new store - we hope you like it, but any feedback (good or bad) will be gratefully received as we'd like to make it as user friendly as possible. Thanks!
Nine hardy dedicated NEMAA members made the long journey to Stormont Park, Belfast, to contest the 2019 BMAF Cross Country Championships on March 9th.
They were blessed with surprisingly warm sunny weather and a 2 km lapped course with just one gentle climb along the grass verge of the grand Stormont Parliament driveway. Due the heavy rain in the previous night the course was very wet in places and soon cut up to become challenging in certain areas. Only 118 competitors competed in total and the following NEMAA members were rewarded for excellent performances:-
Alastair Johnson Gosforth M45 - 1st
Paul Merrison Sunderland H M60 - 4th
Fiona Wilson Rich & Zetland W45 - 5th
Kim Matthews Elswick H. W55 - 3rd
Michele O'Neill-Hall NEVAC W50 - 6th
Janette Kilgour Heaton H. W65 - 3rd
Harry Matthews Elswick H. M70 - 7th
John Taylor Heaton H. M75 - 2nd
George Routledge Heaton H. M70 - 6th
Archie Jenkins has updated the endurance GP following last weekend's Brough Law Fell Race Champs - the full race results can be seen here.
Please check out the news item regarding Blyth 10k entries.
The NEMAA Open Road Relay Champs will soon be open for entries - make sure your club gets some teams together, entries are limited so don't hang around too long! Keep an eye on our fixtures page for full details, the Champs will be taking place on Wednesday 1st May at Bedeswell Park Hebburn.
UPDATE ON THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE ENGLAND MASTERS ATHLETIC
ASSOCIATION (EAMA) CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SELECTION 2019
Further to the previous announcement on the selection criteria for the England Masters team for Southport in November, please note the following guidance on the selection criteria. Please also note the new EAMA Cross Country Secretary is Kim Matthews who can be contacted on 07443657978 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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