founded our club in 2010 there had been too few opportunities to run
the North East. Instead members had to travel huge distances and
pay out ever increasing amounts, often with little in return, to
complete 26.2 miles. Now we have to contend with paying out ever
increasing amounts for events in our area. The NEMC intends to rectify
this situation by
promoting events nearer home via our affiliation to the Association of
Running Clubs (ARC). Our philosophy is to organise no frills, no fuss, low cost, scenic marathons for local runners in our local area. Our Club aims to be the focal point for local marathoners to
share ideas and experiences, provide mutual support and encouragement as
well as provide companionship and cost-sharing for more distant
events. It is open to anyone regardless of age or ability and no
matter how many marathons they've completed. Newcomers to marathon
running are especially welcome. For more information email Melanie.
OUR NEXT EVENT: Northumberland Coastal Marathon and Half Marathon 21st August.
CLUB KIT:Vests and Tshirts in small, medium or large are £8. Hoodies £18. Email Melanie to order.
Remembering Mick Sherriff, one of the Club's founder members, who sadly passed away on November 29th 2012.
HEXHAM RACECOURSE 50K/MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 3rd SEPT
NEW RELAY OPTION
The relay will be teams of 6 running 3 laps (4.2 miles) each, with the first runner doing an extra mile to make up the marathon distance.
NEMC at Hamsterley Forest. Well done to Adrian Brooks for completing 50 marathons.
Not everyone wants to run a marathon on an undulating (ha ha) course
on a Saturday evening, but a lot of people would like the opportunity to
run round parts of the Gibside estate. So we have decided to give
you the chance by opening up the event to let you run however many (or
few) laps that you would like. You don’t have to decide in advance, just
come along and run the number of laps that suits you.
When you have finished, you can relax in (or outside, if the weather is nice) the licenced café, which sells real ale.
Running and beer, an unbeatable combination. If you are undecided, come
along to our recce on Saturday 7th May at 10am. Meet at the Potting
Come and join us, get your entry in now!
Banks of the Tyne – British Heart Foundation Run – Monday 2 May 2016
The BHF are having a “run a marathon in May” campaign. I
think they envisage it as a mile a day or similar, but we thought we’d help out
by doing it all in one go.
The idea is to have a club type run, open to anyone, and
definitely not a race, around the Newburn Wylam loop.
With a little extra bit at the start, four laps will be a
marathon distance, but of course you can do as much or as little as you wish.
The main beneficiary is the BHF.
There will be no numbers, as it’s not a race and no prizes.
You may even have to count your own laps and take your own times, but we should
have someone to do that for you.
There will be lots of free parking adjacent to the Newburn
leisure centre where we will meet for a 08:30 start. We will have access to
toilets, a drinks station and trained first aid support. But it’s not a race.
There will also be a medal, but it’s still not a race.
So as not to inconvenience the rest of the public, we are
keeping the limit to 30, so get your entry fee of £20 in now.
I am as keen as the next man (probably more so, in fact) to
want any marathon distance event that I run to meet 100 marathon club
standards. To this end, I have been in touch with the 100 marathon club
chairman who has advised what we need to do to ensure compliance. Accordingly,
we will have, as for any event, an ARC permit.
To differentiate this from being just a club run, we also
need to charge for entry. Hence the £20 entry fee. Be assured that all of that
£20 will go to BHF. Any other costs associated with putting on this run will be
met by the club.
It will also count towards Tour of Northumbria
Ian Richardson winning M60 at Dark Skies.
Great to see so many NEMC members last night. Congratulations to Ian Richardson for winning the M60 category.