NOTAN GP Standings before the final GP

March 17th, 2018

Dear Fellow Athletes

Please see the current individual NOTAN Grand Prix Standings before GP8 (final event) on the 3rd April (7pm Start).

So why are these different to before? Inline with tradition, The individuals worst performance from GP 1 to 7 has been removed, and this new total will be added to GP8’s performance. This encourages everybody to do GP8 as it will count regardless. Contrary to previous rumours it is not worth double points. Please note the team standings are not impacted.

Please find here GP8’s all-important  HANDICAPS, which have only slightly changed for a few people based on feedback and current form.

Following the event we look forward to welcoming you back to the Cullercoats Cresant Club to announce the prize winners (and food).

Kind Regards
Your NOTAN GP organising team

Cold Brew Events and High Fell Events improve safety of monthly Winter Handicap

March 1st, 2018

Big shout out to Andy Clark, Barry Kemp, and Drew Swinburne from Cold Brew Events and High Fell Events, who have offered NOTAN, the use of 8 mobile halogen lighting systems, and other equipment FREE OF CHARGE, to assist in the safety of runners doing our monthly Winter Handicap.

Due to on-going works along Whitley Bay’s sea front the traditional route of the Winter Handicap event has witnessed a number of alterations in the last few months, and more may follow. The new/current route along the lower promenade means that only half of the 1200m stretch is lit. Thanks to Vaughan Hemy, Peter Atkinson and their army of volunteers (and their head torches) the event has continued despite these disruptions.

The support from Cold Brew Events and High Fell Events, best known for organising night-time fell races, will provide better levels of lighting along this stretch of the route and improved levels of safety for all concerned.

The Trustees of NOTAN, would also like to express our thanks to Gez Davison, for his assistance in this matter.

Blyth Sportshall Series 24th February Results

February 24th, 2018

Results from this mornings Blyth Sportshall season finale and also the champions and team results can be found on below links.




A huge thank you to the 59 athletes who took part today, and all others who have participated across the series. Countless individuals have helped out at these 3 meetings, and without the assistance of these dedicated volunteers this series would not be possible. A huge thank you to everyone!

We will be back next winter with a bigger and better series, in the meantime the team are looking forward to seeing you at the NOTAN Summer Grand Prix


Summer Grand Prix Entry Form almost ready

February 22nd, 2018

To all those Summer GP enthusiasts I am happy to tell you that the 2018, entry form is currently at the printers and will be circulated at the Blyth Indoor Sportshall Meeting on Saturday 24th February, and the Whitley Bay Junior Park Run, on Sunday 25th February. It will also be available on-line and via the website thereafter.

Tommy Brannon


North of Tyne Athletics Network (NOTAN)

NOTAN gets Instagram account

February 22nd, 2018
Dear All,
I am delighted to announce that NOTAN, now have an Instagram account thanks to Ross Pichler, Graphic Designer. This is now online
Have a look.
Tommy Brannon
North of Tyne Athletics Network

NOTAN Summer Grand Prix – Full Details Released

February 22nd, 2018

We are delighted to release full detail of our expanded Grand Prix for 2018

Please see prospectus & entry form HERE

NOTAN Grand Prix 6 Results and Overall Standings with GP7 Handicaps

February 20th, 2018

Well Done to 148 athletes who took part in the, rearranged, 6th Grand Prix of the season. Favorable weather conditions lead to some good times. Thank you too all the volunteers on the course 🙂

 Click here for: NOTAN GP6 Results

Click here for: NOTAN Grand Prix Standings after GP6

The penultimate Grand Prix of this season takes place in just two weeks time on March 6th at 7pm. 

Click here for:NOTAN GP7 HANDICAPS I based these on the last two GP’s… for people who haven’t ran the new route yet, I’ve done my best based on GP2&3, for people who have never ran a GP yet it was guess work! Please let me know if something/someone doesn’t look right or of any personal issues.

 If you had any issues or would like to provide feedback let the organising team know.

Handicaps to follow…

Kind Regards

Scott Ellis

2018, Summer Grand Prix – final planning

February 6th, 2018

Final details of our 2018, Summer Grand Prix season were being put together at a meeting last night.

There will be no Wordsworth family to help this year (due to James’ continued success in his throws events, and Graeme’s adventure into trial running!) so big shout out for volunteers, especially back room staff  i.e. results and coffee bar.

We have agreed that there will  be 6 dates for this year’s season, all on a Sunday. Dates for your diary’s are:

8th April 2018,

6th May 2018

10th June 2018

1st July 2018

5th August 2018, and

2nd September 2018

This year’s event has a new format i.e. the participants top five event scores going toward the overall rankings. A free t-shirt will be given to all entrants. Only 150 participants will be allowed to compete on any one day. Block booking all six events will qualify for discounted rate. (A higher rate of entry fee will apply on the day.) Children will be offered the opportunity to purchase Step badges at the end of each day’s event.


Entry forms are currently being devised and should be available no later than 24th February 2018. These will be available on our website, at Whitley Bay Junior Park Run events, Blyth Indoor Sportshall events, and through social media.

Spring Track Relays

February 2nd, 2018

The 3rd Annual Spring Track Relays will take place at Churchill Playing Fields on the 22nd April.

These provides athletes of all ages and abilities with the chance to take part in a variety of fun but competitive relay races. Furthermore, on the bill this year is a junior long jump competition, open 1 mile race and also a throws festival (details of this at All details are on the attached prospectus. PROSPECTUS

Blyth Sportshall Athletics Series Results 20th Jan

January 20th, 2018

Provisional Results can be found here:


Updated all-time records can be found here