NORTH EAST COUNTIES TO HOST NA 10,000m CHAMPIONSHIPS
Northern Athletics are pleased to announce a collaboration with the North East Counties which will re-instate the Northern 10K track championship within the North East Counties event on the 24th April.
After it’s absence in 2018 and a few years of looking for a suitable home we hope that this collaboration will be a long term arrangement for the fixture. Over the last few years the provision of quality 10,000m races has seen a massive decline and although NA has tried to ensure that a Championship event has always been available it hasn’t always been possible.
The invitation from NECAA to host the event is the perfect fit. The race has already proved popular with the North East distance athletes and the introduction of an NA Championship will hopefully widen the appeal even further.
Since launching our NA affiliation scheme (now supported by 190 clubs) NA are keen to introduce new ideas and re-launch some events which have had to be shelved in the past. This is the ideal opportunity to host what should be a good quality 10K track race and we hope that athletes from throughout the North will take advantage of the opportunity and the welcome that is always to be found in the North East. Thanks to Keith Willshire and the NECAA for organising and hosting the race.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday 24th April at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow starting at 18.00.