North East Grand Prix 4 – 12th July 2023

by Alex Hird

Wednesday evening was the 4th North East Grand Prix fixture of the season at Monkton Stadium.
The NEGP has been incredibly popular this year, with events selling out within an hour of entries opening. Luckily, I managed to grab an 800m place.
My goal for 800m is to go sub 2 minutes this year, but after 10 days of eating and drinking rubbish in Cornwall, I knew it wouldn’t be tonight. I was in the B heat, which was super quick. I clocked 2:06.20, so abit of work to do to reach my goal for the year.
The 5th fixture has already sold out, but the North East Counties Athletics Association have put on an extra open track and field event at our very own Shildon Stadium on Sunday 20th August. The events are: 100m, 200m, 800m, shot, Discus, Javelin, long jump, high jump. Races are graded depending on your predicted time. It would be fantastic to see a few more Crook vests for this one, especially with it being held at our training venue. Enter here: