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.


NOTAN reponds to Charity Commission

August 22nd, 2017

On 15th August 2017, NOTAN received the much awaited response from the Charity Commission, who required more information prior to making a decision in regards to our application to become a registered charity.

Earlier today, that response was submitted to the Commission. I would like to thank our Trustees Daniel Bradley-Njai, Chris Mole, Bill Todd, and John Brettell for responding to my request for assistance in this matter.

I would also like to thank Elizabeth Grace, Development Manager, VODA, for her assistance.

Tommy Brannon


North of Tyne Athletics Network (NOTAN).

Registered Charity update

August 10th, 2017

NOTAN applied to become a registered charity on 18th May 2017. We expected to hear the result of this application in mid/end July, however as reported at our Management Committee Meeting on 29th July 2017, we still had not heard.

On Tuesday 8th August 2017, I contacted the Charity Commission’s helpline and was advised that they are currently dealing with May 2017 applications so we should receive news within the next two weeks.

NOTAN ‘Come and Try It’

August 4th, 2017

Following the success of the NOTAN Summer Grand Prix, two additional dates were added over the summer holidays. Details of our next event on Saturday 26th August and results from the 29th July event are on below links.



From the Archives

June 15th, 2017

As part of our application to become a registered charity I have to evidence our work in the community. Although there is huge amounts of work going on currently I thought I would take a walk down memory lane and see what we used to do and I came across this video that took me back to our very beginning.

Have a look and see if you recognise anyone.