Doug Bramley Cup on Tuesday

Don’t forget the next of our own races in the Winter Grand Prix series is on Tuesday (6th December) at Cobalt Business Park. And it’s the Doug Bramley Cup so a lovely big trophy for the winner!

Meet at the car park opposite the Village Hotel at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.

Here are the results so far.

For anyone who hasn’t take part in this handicap race before more info is available here.

See you there!

Club email updates

If you have changed your email address at any point this year please let the club know. You may be missing out on important club emails.

A number of emails were sent out to both senior and junior club members at the end of last week. If you have not received them then we do not have the most up-to-date email address for you. If this is the case, please email the club at info@wallsendharriers.co.uk

Thank-you

Elaine

Club Secretary

Party party party!

xmas partyDon’t forget the Christmas Party and annual presentation evening takes place on Saturday December 10th at the Killingworth Club. It is on the evening of the North Eastern Cross Country Championships at Aykley Heads. It’s always great to go out in force in the day and celebrate in style in the evening so let’s end the year on a even greater high!

The party starts at 7pm. Raffle tickets are being sold and all proceeds go back to the club. If you haven’t bought any or taken a pack to sell please ask on a club night.

The draw for the guaranteed club London Marathon places will also take place on the night. There is still time to add your name if you were rejected from the official ballot this year.

Be there or be…somewhere not as good probably.

 

 

Brrrr Brampton to Carlisle

b2c20It’s not the first time I’ve woken up on a very cold, frosty morning ahead of a big race and thought “why am I doing this?” Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t pick an indoor hobby that would not cause me pain and mean I’d stay warm. But Brampton to Carlisle is one of those races that reminds me why I love running and why I love running with Wallsend Harriers.

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Heaton Memorial 10k – race report

heaton1I imagine that most Wallsend Harriers have raced this event at some point in time but for anyone that hasn’t it was described as a fast flat course, which it was.  Basically it is two laps of Newcastle Parkrun with a couple of hairpin bends thrown in for good measure.

The very first Heaton Memorial Road Race took park in 1920 to remember those who died in the Great War. Heaton, in common with many other North East clubs lost many of their young men in the conflict between 1914 -18. Out of the 120 Heaton members registered at the time – 100 served in the forces – 12 never to return.

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My Half Marathon Challenge – by Mark Summers

mark4It seemed a good idea at the time, a challenge borne out of an end of season slump in motivation. 2015 had started well, a 106 mile Cyclone sportive entry had me covering unheard bike miles together with healthy run distances. Half marathon, 10K and Blaydon Race PBs fell as my fitness benefited from my cross-training regime. A last minute injury forced me to withdraw from the event and led to a slump in motivation which lasted the best part of six months. I needed something to aim for but what?

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Green and golds galore at Rising Sun Park Run


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Remember, remember the 5th of November…

when Wallsend Harriers AC took over Rising Sun Park Run! And it was glorious.

The weather might not have been but it’s got considerably worse since so we were actually pretty lucky!

Over 250 runners, many of whom were donning a green and gold vest, took on the fast 5k course around the Rising Sun Country Park. There were PBs flying all over the place! Those who weren’t running could be seen marshaling, taking photos, handing out leaflets or generally helping out behind the scenes. Thanks to all who joined in, in whatever capacity. You did your club proud and you all get 50 points in the Winter Grand Prix series! Special thanks to Mick Day for organising.

Full results are on the Park Run website and there are lots of photos now on the gallery page of this website (thank-you Simon Williams!)

Morpeth to Newcastle

m6Before we get onto the half marathon we must start by congratulating the awesome fivesome who completed the full Morpeth to Newcastle adventure. Alastair Willis (3:14.41), Keith O’Donnell (3:15.42), Steve Mallam (3:44), Mark Richardson and Andy Clark (5:09).

Our Ironman Leanne has kindly written her account of the half…

There was definitely a relaxed feeling emanating from the Wallsend contingent at the start of the ‘North Tyneside to Newcastle’ half marathon on Sunday, certainly for me, not the pre – race nerves I have experienced in other races.
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Rising Sun Parkrun – Wallsend takeover – Sat 5th November.

Hello all Wallsend Harriers!

I am pleased to advise that Wallsend Harriers have been permitted by the Rising Sun Parkrun organisers (our very own Mick and Lyndsey Day!) to do a “takeover” of this now well-established weekly event which takes place on our doorstep in the beautiful Rising Sun Country Park!

For this to be a success, we will need our usual members’ co-operation and enthusiasm and I appeal to you all to look at giving up an hour or two of your time from 8.30 on Saturday 5th November to either run, marshall, or just help the core team in organising on the day. Families are also welcome to help out!

Roles which need to be filled are:

1. Pacers for 7, 8, 9 and 10 minute miling for those who are chasing times for the 5K of 21, 24, 27 and 30 minutes. (Anyone faster than 7min miling won’t need pacers!)
2. 16 X Marshalls to guide runners at selected corners around the course.
3. 2 X Timers at finish line
4. 2 X Barcode scanners
5. 2 X Leaflet giver-outers

This event is part of this season’s Winter Grand Prix and all who run or help out will get 50 points towards their overall score when Gary Lewis completes the race results spreadsheet.

All are encouraged to WEAR THEIR CLUB COLOURS to promote the “Green and Gold”!

So please, if you can take part, respond to this post with a comment to advise if you will be able to run or marshall on the day! Or just let us know at the club.

Kind regards

Bill Todd (on behalf of the committee)

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