Excessive amounts of rain, followed by extremely high winds brought the first casualty of the 2015 Winter athletics programme at the weekend,
with the cancellation of the Elswick Harriers
Norman Woodcock Road Race on Saturday 5th December, scheduled to be held on a new course at Newburn Industrial Estate being the first to fall, because of water-logging
in several areas on the planned route.
Unfortunately the severe weather conditions,
involving heavy rain and strong winds,
forced organisers to cancel the annual
Hexhamshire Hobble Multi Terrain/Fell Racing
event in Allendale on Sunday 6th December.