Masters Track and Field Competition

The North East Masters Athletics Association (NEMAA) provides athletics competition for both male and female athletes aged 35 and over. Masters athletics is not just for seasoned competitors; anyone can give it a go, whether you are are an established club runner, someone looking to get back into it, or a complete novice. Six Masters track and field fixtures are held during the summer months at Monkton Stadium, always on a Monday evening. You will compete against people in your own 5-year age group, so you don’t need to worry about being matched up with ‘youngsters’. There is always a friendly atmosphere, with lots of tips and encouragement, no matter what club you belong to. If you enjoyed sports day at school, why not give it a go! There are also additional Masters track and field championship events, including the NEMAA Track and Field Championships and Pentathlon Championships.

Track and Field events consist of:

Sprints – 100m,  200m,  300m,  400m.
Middle distance – 800m,  1500m,  Mile,  3000m.
Jumps: High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump.
Throws: Discus, Hammer, Javelin and Shot.

NEMAA Track and Field League Fixture Dates 2024

All fixtures take place at Monkton Stadium, Dene Terrace, Jarrow, NE32 5NJ

Monday 20 May 2024
Monday 3 June 2024
Monday 1 July 2024
Monday 15 July 2024
Monday 29 July 2024
Monday 5 August 2024

Field events start at 6.00pm (warm ups at 5.30pm) and track events at 6.30pm, apart from the 2km walk and 3km walk (5.30pm).

NEMAA Track and Field League 2024 timetable and rules will be available here.

You need to be a NEMAA member in order to participate. Details on membership, fees and payments can be found on the NEMAA website here.

There is £5 entry fee per fixture. NEMAA members can enter a maximum of three events at each fixture. Registration and payments are made online, and the deadline for entries is Friday 5pm before each fixture. No entries are allowed on the night.

Other NEMAA Track and Field Fixtures:

NEMAA Track and Field Championships – Saturday 22 June 2024 – Monkton Stadium

NEMAA Open Weight Pentathlon Championships – Saturday 14 September 2024 (Provisional) – Monkton Stadium

NEMAA and NECAA Pentathlon Championships – Saturday 21 September 2024 – Monkton Stadium

British Masters Athletics Federation (BMAF) Fixtures:

BMAF Indoor Pentathlon and 3000m Championships – Sunday 28 January 2024 – English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, S9 5DA

BMAF Indoor Track and Field Championships – Saturday 17 and Sunday 28 February – Lee Valley Athletic Centre, London, N9 0AR

BMAF Inter-Area Indoor Track and Field Challenge – Sunday 25 February 2024 – Lee Valley Athletic Centre, London, N9 0AR

BMAF Winter Throws Championships – Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March 2024 – Horspath Athletics Stadium, Oxford, OX4 2QL

Entries for the above BMAF fixtures will open in the first week of January on OpenTrack.

You need to be a NEMAA member in order to participate in most NEMAA and BMAF events. Details on membership, fees and payments can be found on the NEMAA website here. If you would like to take part in Masters fixtures, please speak with the Jarrow and Hebburn AC Masters Captain, Ken Kidger or your coach.

Volunteers are also required for each local Masters event, with roles including: registration and results, officials and team managers. If you are able to offer your support, please let Ken, your coach, or a member of the Committee know.