Archive for January, 2018

Blyth Sportshall Athletics Series Results 20th Jan

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Provisional Results can be found here:


Updated all-time records can be found here


NOTAN Standings after Grand Prix 5

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Thank you for the athlete who turned up to the NOTAN GP on Tuesday night.

We have had plenty of very positive feedback regarding the new route, given the level of construction work we would expect to be using this route again. But we will keep you informed. Hopefully next month it will be a little warmer so our technology at the start line doesn’t fail. Please can we remind athletes to bring their numbers and wear them proudly, on Tuesday we had five who forgot.

Find the current GP standing here- NOTAN Grand Prix Standings after Grand Prix 5

Here are the handicaps for GP6- NOTAN GP6 Handicaps, this set was rather challenging due to the change in route (shorted and easier) and a large number of people who have missed a number of GPs… to quote an athlete from tuesday night “the more we get put back to more determined we are”

If we require to use the new route next time it is recommended that athletes wear bright clothes and bring a head torch. We are not fell runners so we will not be doing the kit checks (just numbers).

See you on 6th February, 7pm Start

Your Grand Prix Organisation Team

Winter Handicap

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

As Chairman of NOTAN, I was completely astonished by the amount of people who turned up on a cold winter’s night to help marshal the newly designed course, thank you (and your head torches).

I would also like to thank the amazing amount of Officials, for assisting in the recording of numbers and times to the benefit of all. My gratitude to you.

A huge thanks also to Vaughan Hemy, who conducted a risk assessment of the course yesterday evening and alerted me to the problems faced. His, and Peter Atkinson’s, assistance in walking the proposed alternative route and making appropriate changes (for health and safety reasons) enabled tonight’s event to proceed.

Penultimately, thank you to all those who ran in tonight’s event. After the cancellation of the December edition it is always an uncertainty how many will turn up next time. Your continued support of the Winter Handicap is welcomed and appreciated.

Finally, without doubt the most nerve racking part of tonight’s agenda was the after event buffet at the Cullercoats Crescent Club. To all those who made the effort to come along to this new venue I am truly grateful. As a traditionalist at heart, I like things to remain as they have been in the past. Yet, I also accept that times and circumstances force change. I hope that you all enjoyed the evening and come along to the next after event buffet on 3rd April 2018.

In the meantime, good luck to those competing at the weekend, be it the Durham Relays, or the Brass Monkey Half-marathon, and on behalf of NOTAN we look forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday 6th February 2018.