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 2023 (All fixtures take place at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow):
Monday 15 May 2023
Monday 5 June 2023
Monday 3 July 2023
Monday 17 July 2023
Monday 31 July 2023
Monday 7 August 2023
NEMAA Track and Field League 2023 timetable and rules are available here.
Other Masters Track and Field Fixtures:
NEMAA Track and Field Championships – Saturday 17 June 2023 – Monkton Stadium
NEMAA and NECAA Pentathlon Championships – Saturday 16 September 2023 – Monkton Stadium
Inter-area Indoor Championships – Sunday 26 February 2023 – Lee Valley Athletic Centre, London
You need to be a NEMAA member in order to participate in these events. Details on fees, how to sign up and pay can be found on the NEMAA website here.
If you would like to take part, please speak with the Jarrow and Hebburn AC Masters Captain, Ken Kidger, senior captains Paul Reay or Jenna Killock, or your coach.
Volunteers are also required for each Masters event, with roles including: registration and results, officials and team managers. If you are able to offer your support, please let Ken or a member of the Commitee know.
You can also find more information about Masters events on the NEMAA website.