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NEHL Lambton Estate 2020

In Running by Stuart Whitman

Lambton Estate played host to the final event of the North East Harrier League 2019/20 season just prior to all athletics competition being suspended due to Corona virus. Set in the grounds of Lambton Castle and what used to be a former lion park in the 1970’s the course included some sharp descents, a meandering riverside trail, ‘heartbreak’ hill and a smattering of flag stones.

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Birtley Junior XC Relays 2020

In Running by Stuart Whitman

On International Women’s Day there were plenty of strong girls showcasing their physical and mental strength across the mixed races at the 4th Birtley junior cross country relays.

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NEHL Alnwick 2020

In Running by Stuart Whitman

The North East Harrier League returned to Alnwick on leap day for what would normally be the final fixture of the 2019/20 season. On what turned out to be a generally sunny day after all the recent storms it was the green and gold of Wallsend Harriers who had a double celebration winning both the senior men’s and women’s race.

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North East Masters Open XC Championship 2020

In Running by Stuart Whitman

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.

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Birtley XC Relays 2020

In Running by Stuart Whitman

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.

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Sherman Cup / Davison Shield 2020

In Running by Stuart Whitman

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.

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Ronnie Walker Saltwell 10k 2019

In Running by Stuart Whitman

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.