Wednesday, 13 September 2017

NEHL #2 Druridge Bay Cross Country - Sunday 8th October '17

Hi Folks,

Here is some advanced information on the Druridge Bay Country Park xc.  There will be a one way system in operation for vehicles in the country park please follow the marshals instructions and exit the park using the North road.

Toilets will be situated near the start/finish (at point H on the map)  Club tents to be placed on the field to the right of the finishing straight (between points F and S on the map)

Entries for Druridge will open to team managers on Sunday October 1st and will close at midnight on Friday October 6th.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

NEHL #1 - Wrekenton, Saturday 30th Sept '17

Hi Folks,

Your opening fixture of the Start Fitness NEHL 17-18 season is at Wrekenton on the 30th of September.  Car Parking is at Cardinal Hume School, on Old Durham Road NE9 6RZ.  Race headquarters will be in the harrier league tent by the finish.

A reminder that the races will be chip timed, so keep your number for the whole season (your chip is attached to the number), if you write out your own number, aside from being dqd, the chip timing equipment will not record you and you will not be in the results.

Runners in all races except the u11s must wear club colours vests/tshirts, runners not in team colours will not be eligible to count for the team.

12.15 Under 11 Boys
12.20 Under 11 Girls
12.25 approx Under 13 Boys
approx Under 13 Girls
approx Under 15 Boys
approx Under 15 Girls
13.05 - 13.10 
approx **Under 17 & Under 20 Women
13.10 - 13.15 
approx **Senior & Veteran Women
13.50 - 14.00 
approx **Under 17 Men
14.15 - 14.25 
approx **Senior & Veteran Men

Under 11 runners must be at least 9 years old on the day of competition (rule implemented as of AGM July '17)

There will be portable toilets on site, as well as first aid coverage including 6 first aiders with defib & portable stretcher.  Lost children: come to race hq.

Use your club tents for changing please

Many thanks to our hosts Saltwell Harriers

Cross Country Season is here!

It's that time of year again, yes, time to don your spikes, fell shoes, stick on the club vest and run your (muddy) socks off.

Online entries for Wrekenton XC open this weekend, and will remain open till midnight on Saturday 23rd, this will give me a chance to bag up the 3.5k race numbers in time for the 30th.  Club team managers will receive emailed login details for online entry, if your club hasn't received any information yet please email and we'll get it sorted for you.

Costs remain unchanged from last year. 

  • It is £50 per club to register as a member of the Harrier League.That also gets you a vote at the AGM. Plus:£2 per runner registered online. That gets the runner up to 7 races. 
  • Keep the same number all season. It's £5 for a replacement number and £5 per runner registered on race day. 
  • Register online in advance and it's cheaper. 
  • £5 for guest runners, i.e. those not running for a member club. This also lasts all season. (Guest runners must be a member of a UKA recognised club) 
  • Pay by cash or cheque on the day of the first race when you collect your numbers. Cheques payable to "North Eastern Harrier League" or "NEHL".  We do not do bank transfers. 
  • You MUST bring the cheque (or cash) to the first event in order to collect your race numbers.

Harrier League Dates 2017-18

Dates for the Start Fitness NEHL new season

Sat 30/09/17 Wrekenton
Sun 08/10/17 Druridge Bay
Sat 28/10/17 Sherman Cup, Temple Park (South Shields)
Sat 18/11/17 Aykley Heads (Durham)
Sat 09/12/17 Northeasterns, Redcar
Sat 06/01/18 Herrington Park (Sunderland)
Sat 10/02/18 Thornley Hall Farm (near Peterlee)
Sat 03/03/18 Alnwick Castle