Hi, due to a slight problem with the links when I add them to the website, you may have had a message saying "your connection is not private" when you tried to check Monday's results. I have updated the links so you should have no further issues (you may need to refresh your page), apologies for any concern caused (nothing bad would have happened, it's just that the harrier league website where the results are hosted doesn't have the same security certificate as this site - it's perfectly safe though).
The NEMAA Track and Field Championships are now open for entries - full details can be found on THIS PAGE
As you may know if you've looked at the start lists for Monday's match, we have had record entries this year, with 245 athletes wanting to compete in 548 events altogether. These numbers, whilst confirming the popularity of the league, are sadly not practical, as we don't have the time or the numbers of officials to cope, so we are taking the difficult decision to cut the entry numbers by various means.
Ideally I would like to encourage people to volunteer to withdraw from one (or more!) of their events, particularly if they are competing in three events, which may in itself reduce numbers to manageable levels. If this is unsuccessful, the next step would be to offer refunds for oversubscribed events. If you could offer to step down from an event, we would be very grateful - please email me at email@example.com if you are able to help out.
UPDATE - I mainly need some withdrawals from the javelin B and long jump events please!
IMPORTANT NEWS REGARDING PARKING
The gates of Monkton Stadium will close at 8pm prompt - please do not park your car within the stadium gates on Wednesday if you are running in or supporting race 2, as you will not be able to retrieve your car afterwards! The car park itself will be open as usual, and there is also plenty of parking along the sides of York Avenue.
As we won't have access, unfortunately there will be no presentations after the event. Medals will be available for collection at various NEMAA events, with the first one being the track and field league on 16th May.
The postcode of the stadium is NE32 5NJ and Bedeswell Park is just to the left of the gates as you leave the stadium, look for the train! (see pic below, entrance path marked with arrow)
Entries are now open for this year's T&F league! Also, you can buy a Season Pass for the bargain price of £25 right now. Links for all details of how to enter, the season pass, plus timetables etc. can be found on this page. We'd hoped to utilise a new entry system this year, which will make choosing your events for each match a simple procedure, particularly as a season pass holder, but this will probably not be in place until the second match of the season - watch this space. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon!
May 4th sees the welcome return of our popular Open Road Relay Championships, which will be taking place at their usual venue of Bedeswell Park in Hebburn, adjacent to Monkton Stadium. Additionally, we are holding a "come and try" 1.5k walk event just prior to the relays, where you can try your hand (or should that be feet) at a new discipline for just a small fee to cover expenses. Details of the relays can be found HERE whilst the walk info is HERE. Hope to see lots of you back in action then!
Our esteemed secretary Archie Jenkins believes this to be the biggest entry NEMAA has ever had in this fell race, so well done to all who took part. Special mention to John Butters who was the first master to finish, whilst Katherine Davies was the first female NEMAA master to complete this challenging race.
Entries are now open for the above cross-country relays, taking place on a challenging Thornley Woods course. These relays include Masters Men (40+) and Masters Women (40+) races, don't miss out on the opportunity for your team to win a set of County Championship medals. Both races consist of 3 legs - get a couple of your club mates together and get your entry in as soon as possible, entries close Wednesday March 9th.
Full details and entry HERE