The European Masters Non-Stadia Championships 2020 are taking place on the island of Madeira on 2-4 April.
The programme is:-
2nd April: 10 km road race and 10 km race walk 3rd April: cross country relays and nordic walking
4th April: half-marathon road race and 20 km/30 km race walks
There are both individual and team medals to be won in each age group. Watch the video, check out all the details and make your entry on the website here
They also hosting the European Masters Mountain & Trail Running Championships on 27-29 March.
It was great to see so many Masters out at this weekend's champs, and there were some top performances from them in the field events on Saturday. Everyone threw and jumped well, but the following athletes also set new Championship Best Performances:-
Long Jump Masters Men over 35
Paul Waddell, Jesmond Joggers
Previous Championship Best =4.59 New Championship Best=4.67
Shot Put Masters Men over 40
Daniel Upton, Richmond & Zetland Harriers
Previous Championship Best =10.85 New Championship Best=11.81
60m Masters Men over 65
Chris Fenwick, Tynedale Harriers
Previous Championship Best = 9.23 New Championship Best = 8.81
Full results from the weekend can be seen here and a report by Bill McGuirk can be seen here.
Fantastic start to the 2020 Track and Field Season by NEMAA athletes.
The Scottish Masters Indoor Athletics Championships on the 2nd February 2020 turned out to be a fantastic event for the NEMAA athletes that made the trip to Glasgow.
Collectively they brought home 9 gold medals, 3 for Kath Stewart, 2 for Lourdes Bradley, 2 for Guy Bracken (all North Shields Poly), 1 for Jacqui Hodgson (Durham City) and 1 for Darren Towart (Tynedale).
Added to the gold medals were 2 silver, Paul Dodds (North Shields) and Phil Pitt (Morpeth), and 4 bronze medals, Paul Dodds, Norman De Bruin (North Shields), Conrad Kennedy (Durham City) and Lee Henry (South Shields). The event also saw a bunch of indoor PB’s from the medal winners and also from Paul Fisher and Stuart Lynn (both North Shields).
However, the highlight of the meeting came in the shape of another two British records from North Shields Poly legend Kath Stewart who smashed the previous 400m Indoors record by an amazing 16.41s (only 1 second outside of the world record) and then went on to smash the 200 record for good measure.
For those who attended the Emirates Arena they enjoyed the best indoor facility in the UK, what’s more the hospitality received and organisation around the event was superb. It would be fantastic to see more NEMAA athletes who participate across the summer Track and Field league give it a try.
Cross Country Championships - East Cramlington Nature Reserve