Happy New Year-Looking forward to new track races

3 January, 2017 No Comments Uncategorized

Chris Mole has kickstarted the new racing year of 2017 with a list of  Track and Field events for our young people, and some seniors.  If you’re a young Poly athlete, put them in your diary and turn up to represent the club.  Some of the events are not even outside!  I know the older athletes will be envious of this, especially the XC runners and fell runners!

Please note the closing dates of the races and make sure you get your entry in on time.


Indoor Championships

Northern U17/U20/Sen – 14th/15th January – Sheffield (Entries Closed)

Scottish U17/Sen – 28th January – Glasgow (Entries Close 15th Jan )

Northern U13/U15 – 5th February – Sheffield (Entries close 20th Jan )

Scottish U13/U15/U20 – 11th/12th February – Glasgow (Entries Close 29th Jan)

North East Counties – 18th/19th February – Gateshead ( All Ages) (Entries Close 11th Feb)

England U15/U17/U20 – 25th/26th February – Sheffield (Entries Close 3rd Feb)                             *( Entry Standard required )*

NECAA Pentathlon – 19th March – Gateshead ( All Age Groups)

Northumberland Schools Years 7 and 8 – 22nd March – Gateshead

Other Indoor Fixtures

Thursday 19th January – Gateshead ( All Age Groups)

Thursday 2nd February – Jarrow (U13 – U20)

Thursday 9th February – Gateshead ( All Age Groups)

Thursday 2nd March – Jarrow (U13 – U20)

Thursday 16th March – Gateshead ( All Age Groups )

Outdoor Championships

North East Counties – 13rd/14th May – Gateshead (All Age Groups)

Northern U20/Senior – 10th/11th June – TBC

England U20/U23 – 17th/18th June – Bedford (Entry Standard Required)

England Senior – 29th/30th July – Bedford (Entry Standard Required)

Northern Inter Counties – TBC – August/September ( U15/U17 ) (Selection Required)

Northern U13/U15/U17 – 19th/20th August – TBC

England U15/U17 – 26th/27th August – Bedford (Entry Standard Required)

Scottish U17/SEN – 26th/27th August – Grangemouth

NECAA Pentathlon – 16th September – Jarrow (All Age Groups)

Schools Fixtures

Northumberland Schools Finals – 10th June – Gateshead (U15 – U20) (Selection Required )

Northern Schools Inter Counties – 17th June – Hexham (U15 – U20) (Selection Required)

Northumberland Schools Minors Finals – 24th June – Gateshead (U13 – U15) (Selection Required)

English Schools Finals – 7th/8th July – Birmingham (U15 – U20) (Selection Required)

SIAB International – 15th July – Dublin (U17) (Selection Required)

Open Fixtures for All Age Groups

Track Relay and Throws Meeting – 9th April – Whitley Bay

Cyril Elliott Meeting – TBC May – Middlesbrough

Tartan Games – 27th August – Gateshead

City of York – 2nd September – York

Track Relay and Throws Meeting – 6th September – Jarrow

North East Youth Development League – Division 2 North (U13 – U17)

( Sign up for selection with Team Manager )

30th April – Jarrow

21st May – Whitley Bay

25th June – Whitley Bay

16th July – Whitley Bay

NEYDL/Yorkshire Inter League – 3rd September – Middlesbrough ( Selection Required)

North of England Senior League – Division 4E (U17 and above)

( Sign up for selection with Team Manager – Venues TBC )

Saturday 6th May – Whitley Bay

Sunday 4th June – Whitley Bay

                                                       Sunday 9th July – Whitley Bay

Saturday 5th August – Jarrow

North East Grand Prix ( Wednesday Nights) (All Age Groups)

19th April – Jarrow

24th May – Jarrow

21st June – Jarrow

12th July – Jarrow

26th July – Jarrow

9th August – Gateshead

Please contact Chris if you require any further information about any competition christopher.mole@btinternet.com

About the Author

Noreen Rees

Grants and Publicity Noreen has been a member of North Shields Poly since 1994, and has represented the club in road running, cross country and on the track. Occasionally she has won medals! She previously edited the Poly magazine in the 1990s (yes in those far off days before websites!) and has contributed to articles in the local press, as well as reviewing the occasional play. Noreen is hoping that Poly members will send her stories of their heroic efforts of running against the odds, training tips, opinions on the latest running technological advances, and race reports.

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