Cross Country & Track & Field 2018

This years Track & Filed Grand Prix Series Information can be found here. NEGP Track Field Programme 2018 final   &   Rules of the league 2018

It a great series of various Track & Field events. Good camaraderie, Good fun, Good Competition! Give it a go!

NEHL=North East Harrier League & XC=Cross Country.

For further information & results,visit: www.harrierleague.com

Below is some helpful tips & advice: ALWAYS wear your official club vest at each race: as you will be disqualified for that race and any points obtained will be removed from the teams score. PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ALLOCATED RACE NUMBER FOR THE ENTIRE NEHL SEASON. 

If you are unsure about anything cross country, just ask. Have a word with anyone of the following people: Tom Hanson, Steve Robertson, Jill Bennett, Graham Bell or anyone of the seasoned runners at the club, we will keep you right 🙂

At the start of the season (usually late September) collect your race number in the sports hall on training evenings (or by prior arrangement).

These are free of charge. However: The replacement cost shall be paid by the club member.

On the day: TIMINGS ARE APPROXIMATE. Try to be at each event 45 mins before your race start time. It allows time to change, view the course and warm up. Timings are approximate. DO LISTEN FOR THE WHISTLE 5 MINS PRIOR TO YOUR RACE.

 12.15 Under 11 Boys & Girls
12.25 Under 13 Boys
12.35 Under 13 Girls
12.45 Under 15 Boys
12.55 Under 15 Girls
13.05 – 13.10 **Under 17 & Under 20 Women
13.10 – 13.15 **Senior & Veteran Women
13.50 – 14.00 **Under 17 Men
14.15 – 14.25 **Senior & Veteran Men

Car share where possible. Car-parking is often a walk away so allow 10 mins to walk to the venueLook out for the BIG RED ELSWICK HARRIERS club tent. You can’t miss it! ITEMS TO TAKE. Safety pins for your race number. Appropriate footwear, XC trainers, fell shoes with grippy lugs on the soles or ‘spike’ shoes (with 6 to 12 mm spikes for grip), a change of any warm clothing, a change of footwear. Under the club vest some junior & senior runners where a thermal long sleeve top. If bitterly cold you can wear hat & gloves. Sometimes there is either limited or NO refreshments provisions, so please do bring your own drinks & food. A poly bag for your dirty running gear? Consider wellies and warm clothing if spectating: it gets cold and clarty!

Background. The North-East Harrier league (NEHL) is our local cross-county (XC) league and has been going for over 100 years. The women’s and junior races are more recent inventions. The races take place in various locations, with varied terrain of parkland and reclaimed sites. The XC season runs from late September through to March. 

In addition the club will enter athletes in the North Eastern Counties & National Championships. In addition there are the school XC champs culminating in the English Schools XC  championships in March. The club plans training around these races. The NEHL is a competition with league tables and clubs can be promoted and relegated, so it is certainly something to run and compete in.

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