Set in the grounds of The Camp Hill Estate, Bedale the 2020 Northern XC Championships proved a tough test after persistent rainfall in the preceding weeks.
200 athletes with ages up to 85 participated in the North East Masters Athletics Associated open cross country championship held at the East Cramlington Nature Reserve. The undulating course and blustery conditions in the exposed areas proved a tough challenge both mentally and physically.
The 2nd Birtley cross country relays incorporating the NEMAA Open XC Relay Championships took place on the playing fields and embankments of Lord Lawson of Beamish Academy.
Calum Johnson followed on from his pre-Christmas Saltwell 10k win by taking the Sherman Cup by over a minute from (Gateshead Harrier team-mate Charlie McMillan. In the womens race Amy Fuller (Elswick Harriers) held off Catriona MacDonald (Morpeth Harriers) in a sprint finish for the Davison Shield.
Top North East runners headed to Gateshead for 3 laps of the ‘undulating’ Saltwell Park course at Englands oldest road race. Calum Johnson (Gateshead Harriers) just missed out on a course record whilst Aly Dixon won the women’s race for the third time.
After a twenty five year absence the North Eastern Counties returned to Alnwick for the annual cross country championship. High winds made for freezing temperatures in the low winter sun.
After a seven week gap and two cancelled events the North East Harrier League returned to action at a Aykley Heads, Durham. Following weeks of rain and no letup on …
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Exploring the 2018 North East Harrier League results to visualise the numbers and discover the fastest, biggest and miscellany.