Summer Newsletter 2019 N.E.M.A.A.
Please inform Membership Secretary George Routledge if you change your address or email address and if you would like future newsletters in an email.
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 email@example.com
BMAF EVENTS: - BMAF Cross Country Championships – Belfast – 9th March
BMAF 10k road – Blyth – 7th April
BMAF 5k road Horwich – 16th June
Other 10k road events:
Caterham Rotary 10k road race, Redhill aerodrome - 21st July
Stratford’s Big 10k road race, Stratford recreation ground – 8th September
The selectors would prefer prospective applicants to have competed in at least two of the above BMAF events with an option of competing in one or both of the other two 10k road events as above. Local 5k and 10k road races in 2019 will also be considered but to a lesser degree.
Please note all application forms must be fully completed and returned to your area masters/veterans area selector no later than 27th September.
Applications can be sent on the official form by email or post. All postal applications should include a stamped addressed envelope.
If further clarification is needed, please contact Kim Matthews.
ENGLAND ATHLETICS INTER-AREA TRACK & FIELD CHALLENGE 2019...UPDATE..
I would like to apologize to those members who showed an interest to represent NEMAA in this inter-area match on Saturday 6th July 2019 at Coventry. Unfortunately we are unable to participate in this year's event, apologies to those who expressed an interest in competing. We hope to attend the fixture next year where all abilities are welcome in selected 10 year age group events for men and women. It would have been an ideal opportunity to represent the North East area against other Masters’ areas in the UK. NEMAA teams - although small in number - who have taken part in this event in previous years have always had a great day out.. UPDATE - Unfortunately we are unable to participate in this year's event, apologies to those who expressed an interest in competing. ............. G Routledge.
BMAF Marathon 2019 York.
NEMAA members who enter this event and wish to count for the BMAF Marathon Championship awards are reminded that they must confirm their entry with BMAF in advance by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org NEMAA members must also have a BMAF Opentrack profile. Please contact George Routledge first if you do not have an OpenTrack profile or if you are not sure that you have one.
NEMAA Marathon Championships 2019
The NEMAA Marathon Championships will once again be held within the Newcastle Town Moor Marathon in October.
Very best wishes to all members,
At this year's AGM the Committee recommended that subscriptions be set at £25.00 per year, and there would be a £10.00 discount if paid before January 31st 2019.
Subscriptions for 2019 were due on or before 1st January. Please send a cheque/order or cash for £25 Payable to “ N.E.M.A.A. “ to:-Membership Secretary, George Routledge, 5 St Hildas Avenue, Holy Cross, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear NE28 7AB. Email George if you wish to pay by bank transfer, or you can also pay online with our "ONLINE STORE" listed on our website, using either debit or credit card. Please note we no longer use "Webcollect".
If you are posting a cheque or cash for subs -please also include your Blue or Yellow Membership Card- so that it can be signed - and a stamped addressed envelope for its return. There's no need to post your Membership Card if you've paid online. It can be signed later at one of our events. Please notify George if you change your club, your address or email address and if you wish to receive the newsletter by email in the future.
If you have not already paid your 2018 subscriptions please send an extra £25, If you have already paid your 2019 subscriptions or have just joined NEMAA in the last few months of 2018 - please ignore this reminder.
NB: Subs for 2019 sent after 31st January 2019 will be charged at £25.
The Committee would like to encourage all masters (veterans) who have NEVER been a member of the Masters Association – in its present or past form – to join NEMAA for a special rate of only £15. This special rate is only for brand new, first time members who have never joined NEMAA or VAANEE in the past. This special rate will not be available to former members who have let their subs lapse or have left NEMAA in recent years. Past members who wish to re-join NEMAA will be required to re-join at a rate of £25
NEMAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019
The NEMAA Cross Country Championships in 2019 returned to the Rising Sun Country Park in Wallsend for the second time on Saturday 2nd February 2019 at the Rising Sun (Barking Dog pub) Sports Ground, Kings Road North, Wallsend, Tyne & Wear NE28 9JJ. Entries were the largest for many many years and the event proved to be very popular and successful despite the covering of snow and the cold conditions
NEMAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021
The NEMAA Committee would like to ask North East area clubs to consider staging this event in 2021.
TRACK & FIELD.
GOLDEN RULE NUMBER ONE. If an event has “Championships” written after it:- there are nearly always NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.
The NEMAA 2019 Track & Field fixtures at Monkton Stadium will be as follows:-
May 20th League # 1 June 3rd League # 2 June 10th League # 3
June 22nd T&F Championships
July 1st League # 4 July 15th League # 5 July 29th League #6
Sept 21st Pentathlon & 10k Track Championships.
All dates & timetable of events to be confirmed.
NB: M65+ and women will NOT compete over 3000m in the June 22nd T&F Championships this year in order to encourage those members to compete in the BMAF 10,000m track event in September at Monkton. The M65+ and women's 3000m Track Championship will therefore be incorporated in the June 10th League fixture. The M65+ and women's 5,000m Track Championship will, however, take place in the June 22nd Championships
(NB: September 21st will also incorporate the BMAF 10k Track Championships)
If you have access – have a look at the BMAF website and our NEMAA website
NEMAA TRACK & FIELD INTER-CLUB LEAGUE SERIES 2019
Six fixtures to be held at Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear for the NEMAA Men’s and Women’s Club Team Championships. Awards also to the top point scoring individuals in four disciplines:
Sprints- 100m /200m /300m /400m
Distance- 800m /1500m / mile / 3000m
Jumps – Long Jump / Triple Jump / High Jump
Throws – Discus / Javelin / Shot / Hammer .
Competition will be in 5 year age groups for men & women - 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.75.80. with the top six in each event scoring points irrespective of the number of competitors in each event as follows: 6 points for 1st position, 5 for 2nd, 4 for 3rd, 3 for 4th, 2 for 5th and 1 point for 6th. Each club may enter as many competitors in an event in any of the age groups but only three competitors per club per age group may score points. In order to qualify for the team competition - clubs must consist of at least 4 competitors for Men or 3 competitors for Women at each meeting.
All competitors must be paid up members of NEMAA prior to the fixture. NEMAA Subs will only be accepted on the day with prior agreement with George Routledge the Membership Secretary. The entry fee for each fixture will be £4.00. Members may enter a maximum of three events each night. Members may enter the series at any of the six fixtures. The number allocated to each member at their first registration should be kept and used at all NEMAA Track & Field League fixtures as well as The NEMAA Track & Field Championships and 10k/5k Championships. Competitors MUST compete in their own age group. Field events may be divided into two sections on the night (see program on the night). Competitors who are moving up to a new age group during the League series will score points in both league and individual competition in the younger age group until their birthday. After their birthday they will score points in the older age group in the league competition. In the individual competition they can either continue to score points in the younger age group or start from scratch in the older age group. NB: Moving to an older age group may involve different standards and weight implements. Entries for the first event at each fixture will close 15 minutes before the starting time and entries for later events will be accepted up to 15 minutes before their start times.
Competitors who are taking part in both the first field and track event must make their preparations and practice trials - and if necessary - take their first trial in the field event before going to the start of the track event. In track events, the order of races will be seeded, based on the times provided by athletes – slowest first. N.B. The exception will be the June 10th 3000m only where races will be by age groups.
In the Throws events – competitors will be divided into two groups –A and B – based on their ability. Group A competitors will be allowed three trials and a further three trials if the event standard is achieved. In Group B - throwers will be allowed two consecutive trials. If Group B throwers achieve the event standard they will be asked to compete in Group A in the next fixture.
Due to the ever increasing number of competitors (sometimes 50 or 60 in the Shot or Discus) it is essential that members place themselves in the correct throws group A or B. Therefore and at the discretion of the officials - if competitors register themselves in the A group and are unable to attain the basic A group distance within their first two throws - they will be asked to miss their third throw and register in the B group in future fixtures.
In jump events (not the High Jump) competitors will be allowed three trials, with the best three competitors in each group being allowed a further three trials if the field event standard is attained. Competitors, with prior consent from the Registration Official, may compete in an event in a younger age group – but only as a guest. Such competitors in throwing events must use the younger age group weight of implement.
The following open races will also incorporate NEMAA members’ individual and team championships :-
Feb 2nd Cross Country January 13th Cathedral XC Relays March 10th Brough Law Fell Race Apr 14th Sand Dancer MT 10k April 28th Wallsend Terry O’Gara 5km: May 1st NEMAA Road Relays August 29th Watergate MT 5 km August October 27th Redcar 5 mile
TBC Tynedale 10mile November 10th Heaton 10k
Apr 28 Wallsend T O’Gara 5k Apr 22 London Marathon May 1 Les Allcorn 10k May 1 NEMAA Road Relays May 8 Gordon Smith Relays May 12 Sunderland 10k &Half May 19 Pier to Pier S Shields May 20 NEMAA Track & Field League # 1 May 26 Druridge Bay 10k
June 3 NEMAA T&F # 2 Jun10 NEMAA T&F # 3 Jun 9 Blaydon Race Jun 22 NEMAA T & F Championships inc. 5k Champs Jun 16 Newton Aycliffe 10k , June 29-30th North of England Masters T&F Hull ; Jul 1 NEMAA T & F # 4 Jul 2 Saltwell Fell Race Jul 3 Tynedale 10k Jul 2 TBH 5 ,July 6th England Masters Inter Area T&F Coventry; Jul 15 NEMAA T&F #5 Jul 28 Northumberland Coastal 14 Jul 29 NEMAA T&F #6, Aug 6 Morpeth 10k Aug 10 - 11 BMAF T&F Champs Aug 29 Watergate 5k. Sept 21 NEMAA Pentathlon, Throws Pentathlon & 10k Track Championships (incl BMAF 10k Track) Oct 20th BMAF Marathon York.
PLEASE NOTE : ENTRIES FOR THE BMAF and NEMAA TRACK 10k CHAMPIONSHIPS at JARROW on SEPTEMBER 21st 2019 - CAN ONLY BE DONE ON BMAF OPENTRACK on www.bmaf.org.uk However the Pentathlon and Throws Pentathlon can be entered with NECAA or NEMAA.
Good Luck! Please confirm dates with race organizers, some fixtures are provisional
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL NEMAA MEMBERS.
NEMAA is affiliated to BMAF (the British Masters Athletics Association) and in order for NEMAA members to be able to enter BMAF, European and World Masters events they must be registered online with BMAF Open Track - and can only enter these events online via BMAF Open Track. Paper entry forms are no longer acceptable.
If you are planning to enter future BMAF, European or World Masters events please ask NEMAA Membership Secretary George Routledge (NTMMNEVACSEC2013@hotmail.co.uk) to set up a BMAF profile for you. Please do not try to set up a profile of your own. BMAF OpenTrack can then be used directly by NEMAA members to enter BMAF, European and World Masters events and also manage their membership data.
Assistance to open competitors and fallback technical support will be provided by the BMAF support team Peter Kennedy/Alex Rowe via the email address email@example.com. Queries from NEMAA members who are having problems signing up should be directed to the NEMAA secretary.
Paper entry forms will however, still be acceptable for most other NEMAA Championships, events and subs renewals.