Blyth Sportshall Athletics Series Results 16/12

December 16th, 2017

Provisional results can be found here:


Thank you for all who participated, supported and helped out. We have limited spaces available for January and February!

Commemorative Poppy Event – 11th November

November 9th, 2017

There is a ‘Commemorative Poppy’ event on Saturday 11th November at 4pm, Linskill Centre, North Shields, to mark the centenary of the Battle of Arras, the bloodiest battle of the First World War.

The public are invited to attend the Memorial Gardens at the Centre and witness the placing of the Commemorative Poppy by M. Eric Donjon, Honorary Consul for France in North East England.

GP3 Results, Current NOTAN GP Standings and GP4 Handicaps

November 8th, 2017

It was great to see 167 athletes take to the North Tyneside coastline for our 2nd NOTAN Senior Winter Grand Prix event.

Thank you to all the marshals and helpers, this training run wouldn’t have gone ahead without you. Due to the works which seem to be spreading along the Seafront we will need a few more for the December run please come and give a hand it’s for the safety of the runners and the future of the GP.

Please click the links below for the full set of NOTAN Grand Prix Results:

If you have any feedback or suggestions please email:

Here are the GP4 Handicaps, please contact the handicapper (in plenty of time) if something doesn’t look right.

Please note on 12th December there will be a free buffet etc, in the Cullercoats Crescent club ( new venue ) after the run. T-shirts for the previous GP winners will be handed out 🙂

Blyth Sportshall Athletics Series

November 4th, 2017

The Blyth Sportshall Athletics series returns this winter, and is now supported by NOTAN. It is for athletes in school years 3 through to 8, and allows the opportunity to run, jump and throw. The emphasis is on fun and participation, whilst great performances are rewarded also.

All details on below link:


GP2 Results, NOTAN GP Standings and GP3 Handicaps

October 4th, 2017

It was great to see 179 athletes take to the North Tyneside coastline for our first NOTAN Senior Winter Grand Prix event.

Thank you to all the marshals and helpers, this training run wouldn’t have gone ahead without you.

The core organizing team will be having a debrief to discuss any issues from tonight’s learning curve. If you have any suggestions please email:

Please click the links below for the full set of NOTAN Grand Prix Results:

These results have not been updated since the original post. However, I have corrected a few issues highlight by individuals who started at the wrong time or wore a wrong number. Following GP3 these correcting will show.

Next time it will be a Leptokurtic distribution!

To get a Leptokurtic finish distribution, click here for the GP3 Handicaps 

See you all again on the 7th November, 7pm start!

Position available – NOTAN volunteer treasurer

October 3rd, 2017

A position has come available for a volunteer treasurer within NOTAN. For more details of this role, please see below file.

NOTAN treasurer job description

NOTAN Winter Grand Prix – GP2 Handicaps

September 17th, 2017

NOTAN are delighted to announce that they have now taken over responsibility for the Winter Grand Prix from NS Poly. Grand Prix 1 (The Blyth Links 10k) has already taken place, with the handicaps for GP2 available on the link below.

NOTAN Grand Prix Standing after GP1

GP2 Handicaps

NOTAN are a registered charity

September 13th, 2017

As Chairman of the North of Tyne Athletics Network (NOTAN), I am delighted to inform you that earlier today we received the news that we have met the criteria to become a registered charity.

In their email to Trustees, the Charity Commission declared that:

‘We are satisfied that NORTH OF TYNE ATHLETICS NETWORK (NOTAN) is a charity and it has been entered onto the Register of Charities with the Registered Charity Number 1174636.

The decision to register was based on our assessment of the information supplied during the application process and the declarations given in the trustee declaration form and we are satisfied that NORTH OF TYNE ATHLETICS NETWORK (NOTAN) is established for charitable purposes only for the public benefit’.

Consequently, NOTAN’s details will be publicly available on the Charity Commission’s website within 48 hours.

I would like to thank everyone involved in the application, with special gratitude must be being given to Elizabeth Grace, VODA Development Officer, without whom the application would have faltered at the first reading.

Tommy Brannon


North of Tyne Athletics Network (NOTAN)


NOTAN welcomes Sarah and Julie to the Team

August 27th, 2017

After our Chairman made an appeal for a Secretary at our Summer Grand Prix event in July 2017, two volunteers have stepped forward and offered their services to our organisation.

Sarah Atkinson, has recently taken voluntary retirement from an NHS Management position and has 15 years experience in administrative roles including Minute taking, business planning, and fundraising. At a meeting on 26th August 2017, Sarah agreed to become our Secretary.

Julie Pichler, is a Group Director (Claims), for The North of England P&I Association Limited, a leading marine mutual liability insurer providing Protecting and Indemnity (P&I) cover to shipowners and charterers worldwide. She has offered 2 -3 hours per week of her time and will initially be assisting Sarah with our business planning and fundraising.

NOTAN are grateful to both Sarah and Julie for volunteering their time and expertise. 

NOTAN ‘Come and Try it’ 26th August – RESULTS

August 26th, 2017

Thank you to all the athlete, parents and helpers who attended our last event of the summer. It was particularly exciting to see so many year 3 athletes taking part, and we sincerely hope to see these athletes again in the coming years. Results can be found on below link, and please watch out for details of our forthcoming indoor winter series.