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This seasons Harrier League cross-country races are:-

Sat 30th September 2017 Wrekenton            

Sun 8th October 2017 Druridge Bay Country Park, Northumberland

Sat 18th November 2017 Aykley Heads, Durham   

Sat 6th January 2018 Herrington Park, Sunderland     

Sat 10th February 2018  Thornley Hall Farm, Peterlee

Sat 3rd March 2018  Alnwick Gardens, Alnwick

In addition, there are also the following cross-countries:-

Sat 2nd September 2017 Farringdon Relays, Sunderland; (XC relays)

Sat 28th October 2017 Temple Park, South Shields (Sherman Cup / Davison Shield)   

Sat 9th December 2017 Redcar Race Course (North East Championships)

Sun 14th January 2018 Durham: (Cathedral relays)

Sat 27th January 2018 Leeds (Northern Championships)

Sat 24th February 2018 London, Nottingham (National Championships)


North East Cross Country Harrier League 2017/18:

The provisional timetable for 2017/18 is as follows:









 



Please note Senior & Veteran women now start before the men.

This season the following colours are being used for the numbers:

Blue for women
Orange for men
Yellow for juniors (boys and girls)
Purple for U11s (boys and girls)

You keep your number for the whole season including the Davision Shield & Sherman Cup. Do not throw it out after the first fixture.

This year, if you run in the wrong number i.e. a number from another race, you will be disqualified. Remember if you're a bloke, and you're wearing any colour number other than an orange one, chances are you'll be disqualified. Same goes for ladies etc. There are no white numbers this year this should reduce the chances of you picking up the wrong race number. If you're not sure what your number is, please ask your team captain, or go to registration and check with the organisers.
Latest information, results etc can be found on the HARRIER LEAGUE web site.

Race Reports   

12:15

Under 11 boys and girls

Approx 12:25

U13 Boys

Approx 12:35

U13 Girls

Approx 12:45

U15 Boys

Approx 12:55

U15 Girls

13:05 - 13:10

U17 & 20 Women

13:10 - 13:15

Senior & Veteran Women

13:50 - 14:00

U17 Men

14:15 - 14:25

Senior & Veteran Men

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2017/18

The North Eastern Harrier League is a series of 6 cross-country races held over the winter months in various locations throughout the North East.  Blyth as a club has been taking part for many years and is doing so again this year.  There are races for all junior age groups as well as senior men and women.  As for taking part – the more the merrier, there are no entry fees as the club pays these.

Let Ralph know if you wish to be included, they are good fun.


This year we are again running a cross-country competition (totally separate from the Grand Prix), to see if this encourages more members to take up the delights of cross-country running.  

For details of the competition and final standings see below.


Cross-country competition

The Farringdon Relays on the 2nd September 2017 will mark the return of the BRC XC League Competition. There will be some overlap with the current Grand Prix competition but unlike the Grand Prix the XC League will include Harrier League fixtures and relay events.

Just to recap a separate Men’s and Ladies league will be created. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd placing in each league will be awarded a trophy at the close of competition, as will the top V40 (not in the top 3). The races proposed for inclusion are as follows. Please note the NEHL fixture at Druridge Bay on Sunday 8th October will not be included in the competition as Blyth are hosting..

Comp No. Day Date Race Venue

1      Sat 2nd September 2017 Farringdon Relays, Sunderland

2      Sat 30th September 2017 NEHL Wrekenton

3      Sat 28th October 2017 Temple Park, South Shields (Sherman Cup / Davison Shield)

4      Sat 18th November 2017 NEHL Aykley Heads, Durham   

5      Sat 9th December 2017 North East Championships, Redcar Race Course

6      Sat 6th January 2018 NEHL Herrington Park

7      Sun 14th January 2018 Durham: (Cathedral relays)

8      Sat 27th January 2018 Northern Championships, Leeds

9      Sat 10th February 2018 NEHL Thornley Hall Farm, Peterlee

10     Sat 24th February 2018 Parliament Hill, London (National Championships)

11     Sat 3rd March 2018 NEHL Alnwick Gardens, Alnwick


There is no need to pre-enter as running any one of the above senior races as a BRC member will give automatic entry. Anyone not wanting to take part can be removed from the league at any time. There will also be no additional cost to take part in the club competition however there may be entry fees for race entry which Ralph will make known when gathering entries.

To balance the competition races will be handicapped as follows:

For NEHL fixtures the pack designation will automatically handicap the faster runners. i.e. runners are started from slow, medium and fast packs. First past the post will take max points.

 For races with a mass start (such as the North Eastern, Northern and English Champs) the NEHL pack designation will determine a per Kilometre weighting to be added to a runners time (medium and fast pack runners only). The fastest time (with weighting) will take max points.

 For relay races, the fastest leg time will take max points. Club captains to pick the teams (and legs if the teams can’t agree). There will be no handicap applied for relays.

 First will claim 50pts, second 49pts and so on…….

Unlike our Grand Prix competition you will accrue league points for every fixture completed. You can do as many (or as few) events as you wish but obviously the more events completed the higher you’re league tally is likely to be.

Dependent on the interest \ cost the club may organise buses for the Northern and English Champs, participation at these events is not expected but those who do make the journey will be rewarded with points. Best of luck everyone!  

Detailed Rules

1. Handicap weighting will be applied based upon the NEHL pack designations as follows:


Should a runner have their pack changed (up or down) then the new handicap will be immediately applied for the next race whether this be an NEHL race or not.


2. As a general rule runners should not compete in a number which is not their own as this can affect the league results. If a runner runs in an NEHL fixture in an incorrect number the result can affect future NEHL pack designations.


3. For the +V40 trophy, only events which were run at +V40 will be eligible. For example if a runner runs has their 40th birthday mid-season then it is only the points accrued as a 40 year old which will be counted for the veteran’s trophy. Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd are not affected by age.


4. There is an age requirement of 17+ plus for the competition, this is due to the fact that most XC events have separate U17 races. If an event has an U20 category which prevents an athlete from running in the senior race (usually the case with the North Eastern Champs) then 40 points will be awarded for 1st U20, 39 points for 2nd U20 etc. Any such points will be awarded outside the senior race as not to skew the points allocations for the senior runners. As a rule results of the U20 races will not be checked when compiling the league, please email me if you think you are entitled to points from U20 races.


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Standings 2016/17

Men’s Competition













Posn.

Name

Farringdon

Tanfield

Sherman Cup

Thornley

Hall

NE Champs

Herrin-

gton

Durham Relays

Northern Champs

English Champs

Alnwick

Wrekenton

Total

1

Jon French

50

47

47

48

42

 

 

 

 

 

 

234

2

Calum Storey

48

48

44

45

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

231

3

Steven French

45

44

46

41

43

 

 

 

 

 

 

219

4

Graeme Stewart

46

45

0

47

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

188

5

Henry Povey*

43

41

45

43

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

172

6

Michael Ashby

40

0

41

38

38

 

 

 

 

 

 

157

7

Peter Holmback

47

0

48

0

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

144

8

Brad Clough

0

49

0

46

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

142

9

Joseph Woods

49

50

0

0

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

139

10

Robert Sharratt

0

42

0

44

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

131

11

Shaun Dodd

0

0

43

40

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

127

12

Dave Bradley

0

0

42

39

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

121

13

Joe Frazer

38

0

40

37

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

115

14

Ellis Hetherington

0

0

50

50

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

100

15

Paul Whalley

0

0

49

49

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

98

16

Martin Scott

0

43

0

0

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

91

17

Paul Knight

42

0

0

0

41

 

 

 

 

 

 

83

18

Steve Dobby

0

40

0

42

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

82

19

Brian Shiel

0

39

0

0

39

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

20

Gary Jones

0

46

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

21

Rob Barkley

44

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

22

Billy Shaw

41

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

23

Malcolm Darbyshire

39

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

24

Ralph Dickinson

0

38

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

25

Colin Brown

37

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




























Women’s Competition













Posn.

Name

Farringdon

Tanfield

Davison Shield

Aykley Heads

NE Champs

Durham Relays

Northern Champs

Town Moor

English Champs

Alnwick

Wrekenton

Total

1

Gwen Forster

48

48

50

49

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

245

2

Gemma Harmon

45

47

45

45

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

228

3

Helen Morris

47

0

46

47

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

187

4

Sandra Watson*

0

50

47

0

49

 

 

 

 

 

 

146

5

Claire Mason

46

0

0

46

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

140

6

Anne Craddock

44

0

0

43

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

132

7

Sue Browning

49

0

0

50

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

99

8

Heather Christopher

50

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

50

9=

Hayley Raithby

0

49

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

9=

Julie Lemin

0

0

49

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

11=

Leanne Herron

0

0

48

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

11=

Lisa Scorer

0

0

0

48

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

13

Anita Brabazon

0

0

0

44

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

14

Andrea Wilson

0

0

0

42

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 















*   Indicates the highest placed veteran (outside the top 3)
































 

 


 

 


 



 

 


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