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Birtley Athletics Club

Contact: Ed Lown
Tel: 0191 410 5267
Mobile: 07598 332 827

Blaydon Harriers

Contact: Liane Brown
Mobile: 07801 952 623

Gateshead Harriers

Contact: Christopher Betts
Tel: 0191 440 3855

Saltwell Harriers

Contact: Gillian Donaldson
Tel: 0191 460 1410
Mobile: 07506 129 202


Low Fell Running Club

Contact: Alan Elders
Tel: 0191 487 0518
Mobile: 07918 130 317


Athletics News

Gateshead Harrier Richard Kilty takes Gold at European Indoor Championships!

Posted on: 11 Mar 2015 - 15:49 by Richard Chapman

Richard Kilty, athlete from Gateshead Harriers & Athletics Club, represented GB at the European Indoor Championships held in Prague on March 8th! Richard took Gold in the 60m sprint in a time of 6.51 seconds in the final! Well done! Great to…

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DSE Tyne & Wear Athletics Talent ID Day 2015

Posted on: 10 Feb 2015 - 08:42 by Neil Curry

The Tyne & Wear Disability Athletics Talent ID Day will take place on Tuesday 10th March at Monkton Stadium, registration starting at 9.30am, first events to start 10.30am. The event will finish at approximately 2.00 p.m.   The event…

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Local Heroes Recognised at Gateshead Awards

Posted on: 15 Oct 2014 - 11:45 by Steve Torre

Local people have been getting what they deserve at an awards evening at Gateshead Civic Centre this week. Twelve individuals and two local voluntary organisations have been presented with The Gateshead Award after being nominated by their friends…

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Australian Athletics come to Gateshead in July!

Posted on: 23 Jun 2014 - 15:48 by Richard Chapman

Australia’s finest athletes will train at Gateshead International Stadium and Gateshead College Academy for Sport in preparation for this year’s 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  The whole Athletics Australia team including…

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Birtley Festival Fun Run

Posted on: 27 May 2014 - 16:18 by Steve Torre

Birtley Festival Fun Run takes place on Saturday 19th July 5K fun run starts at 10.30am and a 1.3K Junior run starts at 10.00am £5.00 Registration Fee Forms available from Birtley HUB or Birtley Athletics Club

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WORLD CHAMPION! Success for Gateshead Harriers, Richard Kilty Wins IAAF World Indoor 60m Gold!

Posted on: 11 Mar 2014 - 15:08 by Richard Chapman

Member of Gateshead Harriers and home grown talent, Richard Kilty shot to world fame yesterday in what was a ‘Dream Come True’ for the Teesside Tornado After being initially selected as a reserve, Richard was called up to Team GB for…

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Success for Birtley Juniors at the Saucony National XC Championships!

Posted on: 05 Mar 2014 - 13:35 by Richard Chapman

The National XC Championships were held on Saturday 22nd February at picturesque Wollaton Park, Nottingham. The event saw 17 Birtley athletes put in some fantastic performances on a very challenging course. In what appeared to be a record sized…

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Jantastic - a free 12 week running challenge

Posted on: 19 Dec 2013 - 16:52 by Gary Stamp

  What is Jantastic? Jantastic is a free 12 week running challenge that’ll get you running, keep you running and transform your running. It aims to inspire people of all ages, abilities and aspirations. Registrations…

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Success for Birtley’s Young International Athlete, Lydia Turner at European X-Country Championships

Posted on: 17 Dec 2013 - 08:32 by Richard Chapman

On Sunday 8th December in Belgrade, Serbia there was International success for young Birtley Athletics club member Lydia Turner at the European Cross Country Championships. Lydia is Birtley's first full International athlete who was the youngest…

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Womens Run England courses starting in January

Posted on: 03 Dec 2013 - 14:08 by Gary Stamp

  Think you can’t run? Think again. Everyone can run it’s just that some people can’t go as fast or keep going as long as others. But with the right support and guidance everyone can improve and that’s exactly what…

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