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Great running by Conrad Franks in Madeira, representing GB in the European Masters Athetics Championship (V35 age group) 10k Road Championship, he finished in 2nd place collecting the Silver medal in a time of 31:52, whilst also collecting the Bronze medal in the Team race, alongside fellow NEMAA member Scott Armstrong (there were over 150 runners in the race)
During the recent NECAA T&F match held at Morpeth last weekend, Gavin Bayne broke the NEMAA M65 mile record with a time of 5:51.50 - only to have it broken again a couple of heats later by Morpeth team-mate David Nicholson, in a time of 5:43.82. Well done to both of them!
There is another T&F meeting organised for November 15th at Morpeth, with 800m, 3k, discus, shot and javelin - entries available HERE.
NEMAA are thrilled that another of their athletes has produced a British age group record - this time around it's Ian Barnes, setting a new record for the mile of 8:10.40 at his local Eastbourne track in Darlington. The full story can be seen in the Northern Echo - here's the link. Well done Ian!
This weekend saw the third NECAA track and field event take place at Morpeth, with many NEMAA members taking part in the various disciplines, including 100m, 800m, discus, shot, javelin, and long jump. However, the event also incorporated the NEMAA 3k Championships and this event was well attended (given the current Covid restrictions!). The weather for late September was relatively kind to us, and the athletes seemed to enjoy what was for some their first taste of proper competition this season. Two 3k Championship records were also broken - Roselle Oberholzer broke her own record from last year by almost 2 seconds, whilst David Nicholson smashed Mark McNally's 8 year record by over 20 seconds. Great times were also recorded by non-NEMAA members Claire McManus and David Oxland - congratulations to everyone who competed!
Results of the main meeting and the 3k Champs can be seen HERE Photos from the day, taken by Stuart Whitman, can be seen HERE
Please note, there will be one more event taking place on October 18th - details to be announced shortly, please keep an eye on our news page and/or fixtures page.
NECAA Open Meeting inc. NEMAA 3,000m Track Championships - Start lists and the timetable can be seen HERE.
NOTE: The 3,000m is an open championship - medals will be awarded to NEMAA members only, but you don't need to be a NEMAA member to compete.
You may have missed this news, (particularly if you are one of the sensible people who isn't on Facebook), but NECAA have organised a T&F competition at Morpeth on 23rd August (now closed) and another one on 6th September. The September event includes 200m, 3/400m, 1,500m, shot, discus and javelin, plus long jump and triple jump and is open to all age groups. Throwers must take their own implements, and numbers of entries are strictly limited, with the shot and long jump in particular having very few places left, so don't miss out, have a look at this page for further details and get your entries in!
Congratulations to the runners from 12 North East clubs who took part in the most successful BMAF Virtual Road Relays. Over 4000 entries were received and over 3300 submitted times. NSP W45-54 finished 4th and Terry Scott (Tyne Bridge) was 5th fastest M45. Over £12,000 was raised for McMillan Nurses.
Full results can be seen here (provisional)
4-20 Jun 2020
The event celebrates the masters road relay championships at Sutton Park and the 5k championships at Horwich, which were cancelled due to coronavirus.
Teams: Entry is FREE to UKA affiliated clubs, with an optional donation to MacMillan Nurses charity, for as many masters athletes as they wish, all whom should be UKA registered, They will be grouped automatically into multiple teams in 10-year age bands (down-aging allowed), based on their ages as of 20th June: M35-44: 6 stages; M45-54, W35-44: 4 stages; M55-64, M65-74; M75+, W45-54, W55-64, W65-74; W75+: 3 stages. Individual entries also welcome from anyone.
Awards: Certificates to each member of the first three teams in each age group based on sum of times and to the fastest three athletes in each age group.
The Course: One or more circular or out and back loops totalling 5k, with the start/finish close together. You must be fully aware of the dangers involved in participating and be responsible for your own safety, especially if this involves use of public roads.
PLEASE ABIDE BY CURRENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES DURING THE COMPETITION.
Submitting Results: Athletes must record their performances using GPS devices and submit evidence with their result submission (via Strava or Garmin Connect) in order to qualify for an award.
Full details and entries/entry lists can be found on the BMAF website HERE