North East Harrier League


What is the Harrier League?

It’s a series of 6 cross country races for clubs in the North East of England. You have to be a member of a club to take part and you have to wear your club vest to compete. You get one number that you keep and have to wear at each race. Look after it. Wearing the wrong one leads to disqualification! You don’t have to compete all of the races and you can start at any point in the season. The races take place at different venues across the North East, with a wide variety of terrains included. You don’t have to be of a particular standard to take part, so even if you’re new to running you can give it a go.  All abilities are represented. But you will need spikes or trail shoes – all races are off road.  A love of mud helps too! Please have a go at at least one of the events, the atmosphere is always good and team spirit is always high.

How do I take part?

Blackhill Bounders Team Manager – Stewy Bell

Once registration is open for the new season, we will let you know, then all you will need to do is contact the Stewy Bell with your date of birth, and pay a registration fee of £3, (which covers entry for all 6 races), so he can register you on the NEHL on-line system.

Start Fitness North East Harrier League
Cross Country Fixtures 2019-2020

Sat 28th Sept 2019 – Wrekenton

Sat 23th Nov 2019 – Aykley Heads

Sat 4th Jan 2020 – Sherman Cup, Temple Park

Sun 16th Feb 2020 – Thornley Hall Farm, Peterlee CANCELLED

Sat 29th Feb 2020 – Alnwick Castle

Sat 14th Mar 2020 – Lambton Estate (Rescheduled)

Sun 29th Mar 2020 – Druridge Bay (Rescheduled)

Please note: You must keep your number for the whole season including the Davison Shield & Sherman Cup.  Do not throw it out after the first fixture.

Timetable of events on the day

Races for the different age and gender categories are run according to the order below at each event (timings are approximate – the courses vary in length so always be there in plenty of time as races can be earlier than ex-pected. The different ages/genders run separate races):

12.00 Under 11 Boys
12.05 Under 11 Girls
12.10 Under 17 Men
12.15 U17 and U20 Women
12.20 Under 15 Boys
12.25 Under 15 Girls
12:30 Under 13 Boys
12:35 Under 13 Girls
12.50 Senior & Veteran Women
13:50 Senior & Veteran Men

Please note, that these event timings are very much subject to alteration depending upon the nature of the course, and the timings of previous events on the day. Please, at all times pay attention for Starters Whistles for call up to your particular event.

More information, news, and results, can be found here

Harrier League rules

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