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: Hexham Racecourse 50K/Marathon/Half plus relays, 3rd September 2016.

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.

Town Moor online entry

Posted 23 hours ago

TOWN MOOR MARATHON and HALF 30th October 2016

We finally have permission!

Posted 3 days ago
<p>HEXHAM RACECOURSE 50K/MARATHON/HALF MARATHON 3rd SEPT <br/></p><p>NEW RELAY OPTION</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p>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.<br/></p>



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.

Posted 7 weeks ago
<p>NEMC at Hamsterley Forest. Well done to Adrian Brooks for completing 50 marathons.<br/></p>

NEMC at Hamsterley Forest. Well done to Adrian Brooks for completing 50 marathons.

Posted 7 weeks ago


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 17 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 19 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