Newsletter 2020 N.E.M.A.A.
(updated 11th March 2020)
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Our NEMAA AGM was held on Monday 13th January 2020 at 7.00pm at Gateshead International Stadium with a very disappointing turnout from members.
Out going Chairman Ron Stewart and Treasurer Bill Doidge were warmly thanked for their dedicated service to NEMAA.
Membership Secretary George Routledge was elected as Chairman and Jon Archer as Treasurer. We hope you can give them and your Committee your full support
in the ensuing year.
NEMAA Indoors Track & Field Championships 2020
To be held at Gatehead International Stadium February 15th (Field) and February 16th (Track) Info on www.necca.weebly.com
ENGLAND MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SELECTION - 2020
The EAMA cross country team selection process has been changed and there will now be a selection race for the teams to compete in the 2020 British & Irish Masters Cross Country International to be held in Dublin on 14th November.
The selection race will be held on 10th October 2020 and it will be incorporated within a North Midlands Cross Country League race.
The team will be selected in all 5-year age categories. The venue for the race will be Markeaton Park, Kedlesdon Road, Derby DE22.
Race distances will be – All Women’s age categories and men aged 65 to 75 plus – 6k.
Men aged 35 to 64 – 9.8k.
The race start times will be 1.50pm for the 6k race and 2.20pm for the 9.8k race.
Race entry fee - £6 (UKA registered athletes).
Race numbers must be collected on the day from the selection race reception point between 11.45am to 1.00pm prompt.
Entry is via the BMAF Open Track system only and the closing date for entries is Friday 25th September.
In order for the area selectors to have sufficient information in respect of athlete’s 2020 achievements, it will be necessary for you to complete the application formbelow, this is required from both those competing in the selection race and those who are not able to compete in the event but still wish to be considered for selection.
Selection will be as follows:
The first four from the teams of six will be automatically selected.
The first three from teams of four will be automatically selected.
Age categories for teams of six are – M35, M40, M45, and M50.
Age categories for teams of four are – Women 35 to75 plus and M55, M60, M65, M70, M75.
The remainder of the teams and reserves will then be selected by the area selectors immediately after the event by considering the information provided on the forms. See our NEMAA website for details.
Please supply all 2020 performances that you feel are relevant, including 5k road, 10k road, cross country and track.
If you require assistance with the above, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ENGLAND ATHLETICS INTER-AREA TRACK & FIELD CHALLENGE 2020
If you would like to represent NEMAA in this inter-area match on Sunday July 12th 2020 at Coventry please contact George Routledge ASAP. All abilities welcome in selected 10 year age group events for men and women. This is an ideal opportunity to represent the North East area against other Masters’ areas in the UK. NEMAA members who have taken part in this event in previous years have always had a great day out. Car sharing and travel expenses may be available.
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 2020.
Subscriptions for 2020 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 on line with our "ONLINE SHOP" listed on our website. 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 on line. 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 2019 subscriptions please send an extra £25, If you have already paid your 2020 subscriptions or have just joined NEMAA in the last few months of 2019 - please ignore this reminder.
NB: Subs for 2020 sent after 31st January 2020 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 £15 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 2020
The NEMAA Cross Country Championships in 2020 was superbly organized by Blyth RC in Cramlington on Saturday 1st February 2020 . Entries were at a record high - as was the wind - on a challenging well set out course , the majority of which was formerly used by the NEHL.
NEMAA CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021
The NEMAA Committee would like to ask North East area clubs to consider staging this event in 2021. Please contact the Committee ASAP>
TRACK & FIELD.
GOLDEN RULE NUMBER ONE.. If an event has “Championships” written after it :- there are NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.
The NEMAA 2020 Track & Field fixtures at Monkton Stadium will be as follows:-
May 4th League # 1 May 18th League # 2 June 8th League # 3 June 20th. T&F Championships ,
June 29th League #4 , July 6th League # 5 , July 27th League #6 Sept 19th Pentathlon & 10k Track Championships
All dates and timetable of events to be confirmed. NB: M65+ and women will compete over 3000m in the June 20th T&F Championships this year . The M65+ and women's 5,000m Track Championship will however take place in the Sept 19th Championships
If you have access – have a look at the BMAF.org.uk website and our NEMAA website
NEMAA TRACK & FIELD INTER-CLUB LEAGUE SERIES 2020
Six fixtures to be held at Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace,Jarrow, Tyne & Wear for the NEMAA Mens and Womens Club Team Championships. Awards also to the top point scoring individuals in four disciplines :
Sprints- 100m /200m /300m /400m,
Distance- 800m /1500m / mile / 3000m / 5000m,
Jumps – Long Jump / Triple Jump / High Jump,
Throws – Discus / Javelin / Shot / Hammer .
Competition will be in 5 year age groups for men & women - 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.75.80. 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 (both trials in the B Throw 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)
In the Throws events – competitors will be divided into two groups –A and B – based on their ability. A maximum of 15 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 A Group standard they must compete in Group A in the next fixture.
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 1st NEMAA Cross Country. January 19 th Birtley XC Relays March 15th Brough Law Fell Race Mar 29th Hartlepool Marina 5 mile . Apr 19th Sand Dancer MT 10k . April 26th Wallsend Terry O’Gara 5km: May 6th NEMAA Road Walk and Road Relays. August 27th Watergate MT 5 km August .
TBC .Tynedale 10mile. November 8th Heaton 10k. November 15th Newcastle Town Moor Half Marathon and Marathon.
Jan 1st Resolution Run. Jan 4th NEHL Sherman Cup S Shields. Jan 5th Old Monks 6 Hart. Jan 5th Run 4 Bob Jan 12th Brass Monkey Half. Jan 16th Gateshead Indoors. Jan 19th Birtley NEMAA XC Relays. Jan 25th Northern XC Feb 1st NEMAA XC Cramlington. Feb 6th Gateshead Indoors Feb 15th Signals Relays Hetton. Feb 16th Valentines 10k/5k . Feb 16th NEHL XC Feb 22nd National XC Nottingham. Feb 29th NEHL XC Alnwick. Mar 8th Locke Park 20, Mar 12th Gateshead Indoors. Mar 14th BMAF Wales . Mar 14th NEHL XC Lambton, Mar 15 Brough Law Fell Race . Mar 15th Thirsk 10. Mar 20th South Prk 20, Mar 21st 12 stage relays. Mar 29th NEHL XC Druridge Bay, Mar 29th Marina 5. Apr 5th Blyth 10k. Apr 10th Mermaid 10k. Apr 10th Elswick Relays. Apr 12th N Tyneside 10k. Apr 12th Gateshead Half M, Apr 13th Easter Egg 10k Gateshead, Apr 18th Prudhoe 5k Apr 19th Sandancer 10kMT. Apr 22nd Neptune Relays Apr 26th Wallsend Terry O’Gara 5k Apr 26th London Marathon. May 3rd Keswick Half, May 5th Les Allcorn 10k May 6th NEMAA Road Relays May 9th Raby Castle 10k, May 10th Sunderland Half, May 12th Les Allcorn 10k, May 13th Gordon Smith Relays May 17th Pier to Pier Run, May 4th NEMAA Track & Field League # 1, May 24th Druridge Bay 10k May 18th NEMAA T&F # 2 Jun8th NEMAA T&F # 3 Jun 9 Blaydon Race Jun 14th Bamburgh 10k, Jun 17th Newburn River Run, Jun 20th NEMAA T & F Championships, Jun 21st Newton Aycliffe 10k, Jun 22nd Heaton Anita Nott 5k, Jun 25th Low Fell Angel Run, June 29th NEMAA T & F # 4 Jul 6th NEMAA T&F #5 . Jul 12th Inter area T&F Coventry, Jul 27th NEMAA T&F #6, Aug 27th Watergate 5k. Sept 19th NEMAA Pentathlon, Throws Pentathlon & 10k / 5k Track Championships. Oct 18th York BMAF Marathon Championships, Oct 25th Redcar 5 miler
PLEASE NOTE : ENTRIES FOR ALL THE BMAF EVENTS CAN ONLY BE DONE ON BMAF OPENTRACK on www.bmaf.org.uk However the NEMAA Pentathlon and Throws Pentathlon can be entered with NECAA or NEMAA.
Good Luck ! Please confirm dates with race organizers, some fixtures are provisional
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 on line 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 contact the NEMAA secretary .
Paper entry forms will however, still be acceptable for most other NEMAA Championships ,events and subs renewals.
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