Forthcoming Cross Country Races in Jan & Feb 2018

The North East Masters XC Championship takes place on Sunday 4th February at Darlington Rugby Football Club. Thanks to Harry and Kim for this information: ‘The event is open to all Masters athletes aged 35 plus even if they are not affiliated to NEMAA. As you know we have a good track record at this event and hopefully we can bring back some well earned medals. You can find all the details on the entry form here: Entries close on Monday 29th January, there are no entries on the day. nemaa_cross_country_entry_form__2018  Thank you, JB.

Durham Cathedral Relays are on Sunday 14th January at the university’s playing fields behind Maiden Castle Sports Centre (DH 1 3 SE). Approx 3 km course mostly flat grassed route. 3 races: V35+ Senior & Vet Women 35+  & the Senior mens race (the 1st 2 races are NEMAA Champs). Names for gents & ladies to the clubs FB page or contact Tom Hanson Direct (contact details on the website under tab heading secretary). Runners must be 16 or over on the day of the race. www.durhamcityharriers.org.uk  “go to drop down bar”and scroll down to the cathedral relays tab heading for info.

The Northern XC Championships are on Saturday 27th January at Harewood House, Leeds (LS 17 9 LG). Tom Hanson needs names before the on-line system closes which is Friday 12th January. Seniors and Vets names please to Tom or to the club’s FB page asap. For the juniors, please forward names to the junior coaching staff. Kindly note: no late entries are accepted by the event organisers. A full program of racing starts at 11 am for junior athletes and race distances from 5.5 km to 8 km (age dependant). Senior & Vets races start at 2.15 pm for the ladies (8 km) and finally the gents race (12 km) starts at 3.05 pm. Club vest must be worn. Chip timing will be used. race prospectus

The National XC Championships are on Saturday 24th February at the famous Parliment Hill (Hampstead Heath) venue in London. Names please asap to the club’s FB page, Tom Hanson or Jill Bennett, Ladies Club Representative.

Don’t forget Team Elswick your next two NEHL XC league meets are on SATURDAY 6th January at Herrington Park at Houghton Le Spring, Durham DH 4 7 EL. PLEASE NOTE: ANY RUNNER WHO HAS PARKED THEIR VEHICLE ON THE MAIN ROAD WILL BE DISQUALIFIED BY THE EVENT ORGANISERS. PARKING (£2) IS AVAILABLE ON THE FIELDS WITHIN THE PARK AND ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GIVEN TO CHARITY.

The next NEHL XC is after Herrington is at Thornley Hall farm, Peterlee, Durham (DH 6 3 LY) on Saturday 10th February. PLEASE NOTE AGAIN: ANY RUNNER WHO HAS PARKED THEIR VEHICLE ON THE MAIN ROAD WILL BE DISQUALIFIED BY THE EVENT ORGANISERS. PARKING (£2) IS AVAILABLE ON THE FIELDS WITHIN THE PARK AND ALL PROCEEDS WILL BE GIVEN TO CHARITY. Thanks, GB.

 

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