Entries are now open for the NEMAA Open Road Relay Champs - full details can be seen on this page. You do NOT need to be a member of NEMAA to participate in these championships, anyone fulfilling the entry requirements as listed will be eligible to enter.
We have some exciting developments going on at NEMAA, and we're pleased to announce that we now have a fully functioning, easy to use online store that accepts credit and debit card payments via a secure checkout. You can now apply for, or renew your membership online, pay for race entries and enter the Track and Field League. There are other payment options available for the more traditionalists - you can still opt to pay by cash or cheque in person, or post a cheque to George, and we've even gone as 21st century as having a chip and pin card reader, so you can pay by card at league matches etc. (I'm looking at those of you who haven't renewed your subs!) Here's the link to the new store - we hope you like it, but any feedback (good or bad) will be gratefully received as we'd like to make it as user friendly as possible. Thanks!
Nine hardy dedicated NEMAA members made the long journey to Stormont Park, Belfast, to contest the 2019 BMAF Cross Country Championships on March 9th.
They were blessed with surprisingly warm sunny weather and a 2 km lapped course with just one gentle climb along the grass verge of the grand Stormont Parliament driveway. Due the heavy rain in the previous night the course was very wet in places and soon cut up to become challenging in certain areas. Only 118 competitors competed in total and the following NEMAA members were rewarded for excellent performances:-
Alastair Johnson Gosforth M45 - 1st
Paul Merrison Sunderland H M60 - 4th
Fiona Wilson Rich & Zetland W45 - 5th
Kim Matthews Elswick H. W55 - 3rd
Michele O'Neill-Hall NEVAC W50 - 6th
Janette Kilgour Heaton H. W65 - 3rd
Harry Matthews Elswick H. M70 - 7th
John Taylor Heaton H. M75 - 2nd
George Routledge Heaton H. M70 - 6th
Archie Jenkins has updated the endurance GP following last weekend's Brough Law Fell Race Champs - the full race results can be seen here.
Please check out the news item regarding Blyth 10k entries.
The NEMAA Open Road Relay Champs will soon be open for entries - make sure your club gets some teams together, entries are limited so don't hang around too long! Keep an eye on our fixtures page for full details, the Champs will be taking place on Wednesday 1st May at Bedeswell Park Hebburn.
UPDATE ON THE SELECTION CRITERIA FOR THE ENGLAND MASTERS ATHLETIC
ASSOCIATION (EAMA) CROSS COUNTRY TEAM SELECTION 2019
Further to the previous announcement on the selection criteria for the England Masters team for Southport in November, please note the following guidance on the selection criteria. Please also note the new EAMA Cross Country Secretary is Kim Matthews who can be contacted on 07443657978 or email@example.com
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Great performances all round and a haul of medals from NEMAA athletes at last weekend’s BMAF Indoor and Winter Throws Championships.
A total of 16 athletes made the journey to Lea Valley to compete in this year’s BMAF indoor and winter throws championships. Over two days of intense competition they did the region proud, returning with an amazing haul of 11 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.
Kath Stewart - North Shields Poly 60m (bronze), 200m (gold), 400m (gold)
Guy Bracken - North Shields Poly 1500m (gold), 3000m (gold)
Stuart Ryan - Gateshead Discus (gold), Javelin (gold)
Dan Upton - NEVETS Discus (gold), Javelin (bronze)
Hugh Ryan - NEVETS Shot (gold), Hammer (5th)
John Wild - NEVETS Hammer (gold), Shot (6th)
Trevor Straker - North Shields Poly Shot (gold)
Don Butler - Jarrow & Hebburn 60m Hurdles (gold)
Jacqui Etherington - Sunderland 800m, 1500m, 3000m (silver)
Lourdes Bradley - North Shields Poly 60m (pb), 200m (4th), 400m (5th)
Norman De Bruin - North Shields Poly 800m (4th)
Stuart Lynn - North Shields Poly 60m (pb), 200m (pb), 400m (6th)
Ron Stewart - North Shields Poly DNF
Andrew Webb - North Shields Poly DNF
Paul Dodds - North Shields Poly DNS
Malcolm Thirlaway - Gateshead Harriers 3,000m (bronze)
We have a lot of talented individuals across our region and it would be great to see more North East athletes take part in these national competitions.
Results link will appear when available.