Last updated: 1st November 2017
The Northern League is the premier track & field event in which Bury AC compete and is open to Senior and U20 athletes only. Our team manager is Giles Bennett.
Preliminary dates for 2018 are as follows:
Match 1 Saturday 5 May 2018 Blackburn Harriers & AC @Blackburn
Match 2 Sunday 3 June 2018 Bury AC @ Bury
Match 3 Sunday, 8 July 2018 East Cheshire Harriers & Tameside AC @ Ashton under Lyne
Match 4 Saturday, 4 August 2018 Spenborough & District AC @ Cleckheaton
There is a single Division 1 and then Divisions 2, 3 and 4 are each split into four regional Divisions. Each division contains six teams, although some regional division 4s contain more. Bury will compete in Division 2WC in 2018, after finishing 4th in the division in 2017 to retain our position in the league following our promotion from Division 3WC in 2016. The other teams in the division in 2018 are: Blackburn Harriers & AC, Bolton United Harriers, East Cheshire Harriers & Tameside AC, Holmfith Harriers AC and Spenborough & District AC.
Scoring, Promotion & Relegation
6 clubs compete across 4 fixtures, with points awarded in a wide variety of events for “A” and “B” athletes as follows, for positions 1-6: “A” athletes: 9 / 7 / 6 / 5 / 4 / 3 “B” athletes: 7 / 5 / 4 / 3 / 2 / 1
It is important to field athletes in all available events to ensure that no available points are missed, so please be willing to “have a go” in events that may not be your favoured choice.
The winning club in each fixture then gets 6 league points, second place 5 points and so on. At the end of the season, the bottom two teams are relegated while the winning team goes to a playoff match with the winners of the other three regional Division 2 winners and the bottom two clubs from Division 1.