Newcastle News – October 2017

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held at the clubhouse on Monday 9th October and we’d like to thank all members that got involved. We welcome new members Julia Bailey, Nicola Brownsword and Tracey Johnson-Knowles onto the committee.


A copy of the AGM minutes is available to read on the notice board as well as each month’s committee meeting minutes. An important matter brought up at the AGM was the maintenance and renovation of the track and long jump pit. I will be writing a summary of the work that’s been done and what we’re working on for the future after next month’s meeting. Olly


Recent Events


Four NSRRA races took place since the last newsletter and we had some great results from our members in all of them. There’s only one race left in this league but if you’re interested in joining it next year, we can’t recommend it enough.


We had great turnouts for both juniors and seniors at the Midland and National Road Relays held at Sutton Park; full results can be found on our website.


Other races of note include members competing at Chester Half and Marathon, Birmingham Marathon and Budapest Marathon. Special mentions have to go to Woody who achieved his long term goal of a sub 47 minute 10k at Stafford and Wil Chung who competed at Equinox24.


Cross country is in full swing now with the first NSCCL event having been greatly supported by all members of the club. We’d love to see the club represented as much as possible at the remaining NSCCL races as well as at the Birmingham league. Dates for all are below.


Andy Webster 5k


We had 58 club members enjoy the annual event in memory of Andy. Well Done to Chris Nixon and Nicola Steven who won by being 3 seconds and 6 seconds outside their respective estimated finishing time.


Big Thanks to Charles Larsson and family for organising, Andy Dasey for compiling the race results and Malcom Hackney, Katie Goodfellow, Martin Bailey and co for time keeping and officiating the race. Finally a huge thanks to everyone who contributed to the post run feast in the club house.


Car Parking


The matter of car parking comes up often. Unfortunately we’re not in a position to extend our own car park and aren’t able to use the school’s or college’s either. If there isn’t anywhere for you to park on a club night, please use the Sainsbury’s car park and walk down.

London Marathon Draw


Thanks to the amount of England Athletics affiliated athletes we are lucky enough to have 2 places available for the 2018 London Marathon. The draw will take place on Monday 30th October. If you would like to put your name forward for this chance please send an email to before then. The criteria for entry is below, please ensure you justify your place in the body of the email.


  1. You must have been rejected from the main ballot. (Proof required)
  2. You must have been a member of the club for at least 12 months.
  3. You must have paid your subscriptions for both your first and second years’ membership of the club, including the England Athletic levy for both years.
  4. You must have helped out with at least one organised club event during the past 12 months.


Upcoming Club Events


Ken’s Chippy Tea is on 1st November.


31/29 is on 30th October


London Marathon Draw takes place on 30th October


The club Christmas party is on Saturday 9th December. It will be at Silverdale Athletic FC. Further details and tickets will be released in a couple of weeks.


The Tuesday group are running a Hallowe’en special on 31st October for both juniors and seniors. Fancy dress optional.


Upcoming Fixtures



  • Flying Fox 10 – Sunday 5th November



  • Park Hall – Saturday 28th October
  • Stafford Common – Saturday 18th November
  • Staffs Uni – Saturday 16th December


Birmingham XC

  • Saturday 11th November
  • Saturday 2nd December
  • Saturday 13th January
  • Saturday 10th February


National Cross Country Relays – Saturday 4th November


Conwy Half Marathon – Sunday 19th November


Newcastle Dales Dash – Sunday 3rd December