NYSD XC Thirsk Sunday 22nd September

Good afternoon Everyone

Please find attached details for the 1st NYSD XC meeting of the 2019/20 season. The meeting takes place at The Flatts, Thirsk, YO7 1LU on Sunday 22nd September.

Full Details Here

Resumption of coaching

Resumption of coaching

Dave and Cyril will resume their coaching group sessions on Tuesday October 1st at MSV at 1800

Fantastic Four – Sunday September 15th 2019 2.30 – 4.30 p.m.

Middlesbrough Sports Village, Middlesbrough.TS4 3AE

Sunday September 15th 2019   2.30 – 4.30 p.m.

Fantastic Four provides the opportunity for young people to participate in athletics in a fun and supportive environment. You do not need to be a member of an athletic club.

Age groups:

  • Years 3 & 4 – Events : 75m, Long Jump, 300m & Howler Throw
  • Years 5 & 6 – Events : 75m, Long Jump, 600m & Howler Throw
  • Cost: £3.00 per athlete with on line registration by Saturday 14th before 1800. £3.50 entry on the day.
  • To register online please click here

  • Registration: from 2.00 – 2.30 (no later) Please bring 4 pins for your track number and £3.50 if not already pre-registered.
  • Please note we are using the track so please approach the main Reception then turn LEFT outside to find the open gate near the disability shelter. Registration will be there until 2.30
  • Medals will be awarded to the first, second and third boy and girl winners in each school age category
  • Any queries please contact christine.turner@middlesbroughac.org.uk

sad news – Clive Simpson

Very sadly this week, we learnt of the passing of one of our former coaches. Clive Simpson joined Mandale Harriers in 1983 and became one of our most dedicated coaches. He was a strong character who became not just a mentor to his group of athletes but over the years a well-loved father figure also. Both his son Robbie and more recently his grandson William have run and competed for the Club.

He will be dearly missed.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

St. Bede’s Chapel at the Crematorium. 1100 on Friday September 6th


English Schools 2019

English Schools 2019

Good luck to all our athletes who made the standard for the English schools at Birmingham this weekend. Go and enjoy the day.



Important XC dates:

Important XC dates:
2019/20 NYSD XC Dates
• XC relays 22nd September 2019 The Flatts, Thirsk
• Meeting 1 6th October 2019 Acklam Grange School, Middlesbrough
• Meeting 2 10th November 2019 Caedmon School, Whitby
• Meeting 3 24th November 2019 Fox Rush Community Woodland, Redcar
• Meeting 4 8th December 2019 Summerhill Visitors Centre, Hartlepool
• Meeting 5 19th January 2020 Ormesby Hall, Middlesbrough
• Meeting 6 16th February 2020 Old Race Course, Richmond
• Meeting 7 1st March 2020 Croft Circuit, Dalton, Darlington.
• Road Relays 22nd March 2020 South Park, Darlington

MSV Team 16th June

View the team


We apologise but there will not now be a competition on 9 June. An additional date has been added in October to compensate.

See below for the 2019 outdoor track dates:-

June 30

Sept 15

Oct 13

all 2.30 p.m. -4.30 p.m. at Middlesbrough Sports Village


YDL Lower York 18 May – Information

YDL Lower 18th May 2019
The second YDL Lower match of the season takes place this coming Saturday, 18th May 2019 at the York University Athletics Stadium , Heslington ,York YO10 5NA. All U13 and U15 athletes selected have now been informed. I appreciate that parents and athletes might still have a few queries, so hopefully this bulletin will help clear them up.

For those travelling by car, the event at the York University Athletics Stadium, Heslington, York YO10 5NA. There is ample free car parking in the zone to the right hand side of the track as you enter the complex.
Timetable and Events
The first event of the day is currently expected to be at 11am and the closing event is timetabled to finish at approximately 4.30pm subject to the match running on time. For those athletes not travelling on the coach, please try to arrive at least 90 minutes prior to your event. A copy of the timetable is attached here. It can also be found on the YDL website under the heading “Documents”. The website link is: http://www.ukydl.org.uk

All athletes are required to wear one of the two eligible club vest designs for the YDL matches. Use of a club vest is actually an essential part of many athletics events beyond just the YDL and it is up to parents to ensure that athletes have a vest available to wear for competitions where necessary – whether they be purchased or borrowed for the event. More details about vests are available elsewhere on this website and vests can be ordered online via the club shop.
Please note, as Team Manager I am not involved in the kit supply aspect of the clubs activities and consequently I do not have any vests to sell or lend on the day.
Please could any athlete with both the new and old design vests bring both to the match as they might be required to swap vests for team races.

There is a coach for athletes, parents and volunteers which will be leaving Middlesbrough Sports Village at 8.30am prompt. The cost is £6 per head and please try if possible to bring the right money. Anyone requiring seats for this coach must advise me as soon as possible. Coaches have my contact details and can forward these to anyone who doesn’t currently have them.
I expect the coach will arrive back at the Sports Village anywhere between 6pm and 6.30pm depending on traffic, timetable slippage and any other eventuality. In any event we will advise athletes to contact you when we are approximately 20 minutes away from arriving back at Middlesbrough Sports Village.

Unaccompanied Athletes
I realise that some athletes will be travelling to the match on the bus unaccompanied for the day, or will have family members meeting them at the match. In this case the following applies:
i. Parents of an unaccompanied athlete must complete a Loco Parentis form. A copy can be downloaded here. I would be grateful if athletes can bring the signed Loco Parentis form with them on Saturday morning and hand it to me when they board the coach. Parents who provided a loco parentis form before the last match do not need to do so again
ii. Any athlete travelling to the match unaccompanied must not leave the venue to get a lift home with another athlete and parent until they have obtained the consent of their own parents and those parents have confirmed their consent to me
iii. Athletes travelling unaccompanied must not leave the venue under any circumstances except where they are getting a lift home (see ii.)
iv. Upon arrival back at Middlesbrough Sports Village athletes must not leave the facility to make their own way home unaccompanied. They must wait at the Sports Village until they are collected by a parent, guardian or other designated carer

Loco Parentis Form

DL Timetable