VALUE FOR MONEY MARATHONS IN OUR LOCAL AREA.

When we founded our club in 2010 there had been too few opportunities to run marathons in 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: Gibside Marathon (or any distance up to a marathon) 11th June at 5pm.

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.

GIBSIDE

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 Shed Cafe.

Come and join us, get your entry in now!

Posted 4 weeks ago

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 qualification.

Posted 6 weeks ago
<p>Ian Richardson winning M60 at Dark Skies.<br/></p>

Ian Richardson winning M60 at Dark Skies.

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Great to see so many NEMC members last night. Congratulations to Ian Richardson for winning the M60 category.<br/></p>

Great to see so many NEMC members last night. Congratulations to Ian Richardson for winning the M60 category.

Posted 8 weeks ago

BANKS OF THE TYNE

NEW RACE!

Subject to council permission, the Banks of the Tyne Marathon will be held at 8:30 on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016. This will be a Marathon length club run (open to anyone) to raise money for the British Heart Foundation’s marathon month.

There is a maximum 30 entrants and the race is 10 laps of Newburn Business Park. This will be self supporting, i.e. bring your own food and drink. It will be non-competitive, numbers will not be issued and you will be responsible for your own lap counting and time keeping. It will have an ARC permit and meet 100 marathon club eligibility rules.

Cost will be £20 per person, with all proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation. Any costs, such as permit, will be paid by the club.

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Look at the prize for the Tour of Northumbria 2015. If you want to complete the Tour of Northumbria in 2016 you need to run or marshal 8 races for a gold award, 7 for a silver and 6 for a bronze. All 2016 NEMC run included!<br/></p>

Look at the prize for the Tour of Northumbria 2015. If you want to complete the Tour of Northumbria in 2016 you need to run or marshal 8 races for a gold award, 7 for a silver and 6 for a bronze. All 2016 NEMC run included!

Posted 13 weeks ago
To join us: Only £8 per year and members will receive £2 discount on the entry fees for each of our NEMC organised club events and reduced entry fees to many other running events. Pay by bank transfer to our account at Barclays: Sort code 20-58-17, Acc No. 93820262 (remember to give your name in the reference column when paying by this method) or email Melanie to pay by cheque and complete our form. Subs are payable on Jan 1st each year.

NEMC COMMITTEE: Chairman: George Routledge Secretary: Melanie Horan Treasurer and Kit: Ian Richardson Social Secretary: Davina Lonsdale
Social Media: Gary Thwaites