The EAMA Inter area masters cross country challenge will unfortunately not go ahead on the 6th February 2021 which was due be incorporated within the NEMAA championships (details of a new date to follow, all NEMAA members should enter the NEMAA championships via our own website, once advertised). The north east may be under severe Covid- 19 restrictions so travel restrictions may apply.
The venue for the event was to be The Rising Sun Sports Ground, Kings Road North, Wallsend, Tyne and Wear, NE28 9JJ. Due to the very strict COVID 19 guidelines a new venue may be arranged and the course will be shorter than usual and consist of one 3k lap per participant.
The provisional timetable will be;
NEMAA short course cross country championships,
Race 1, 11am
Wave 1, W35/W40
Wave 2, W45/W50
Wave 3, W55/W60/W65
Race 2, 12.00
Wave 1, M35/M40
Wave 2 M45/M50
Race 3, 1pm
Wave 1, M55/M60
Wave 2, M65+
EAMA Inter Area Challenge
Race 4 2pm Arrive 13.15
Wave 1 Inter area women
Wave2 Inter area men
EAMA participants must enter individually via the open track system, £6 per head (Not NEMAA members). Each team will consist of a minimum of 6 runners. Scoring will be ranked by age grading percentages (age on the day of competition). However, NEMAA members should enter the NEMAA championships via the NEMAA website (will be advertised when available).
Based on EA COVID guidelines of approximately 100 people per hour. Entries close one week in advance. Waves may have to be reconsidered.
Team result, natural 10 year age groups, no down ageing allowed.
Inter area finishing positions/times to be merged into NEMAA results. Strictly no spectators allowed, no warming up or down on the course and please disperse from the finish area immediately.
In order to comply with COVID 19 guidelines athletes will need to adhere to the following.
Arrive - declare - race - leave.
...why not enter the BMAF Virtual 10k Challenge? Something to keep you occupied until we are able to share the news of upcoming real races!
Our very own Wonder Woman, aka Kathleen Stewart, has been recognised by AW (Athletics Weekly) for her amazing athletics achievements this year, including her world age group records. NEMAA would like to add their congratulations to Kath, an amazing athlete and wonderful ambassador for the sport.