It was a hot solstice evening when 18 Green and Golds braved the infamous Weetslade hill.
The Weetslade Relay was the first relay event in the country where each is club is required to select teams of three, which must include at least one veteran and at least one lady.
Now in its eighth year and organised superbly by Claremont Road Runners, the scenic multi-terrain course in Lockey Park includes a hill at halfway. Oh, and it is a 30 metre climb. If you can see past the pain there are some spectacular views from that said hill. I remembered to have a look and they were definitely that.
Another track and field meeting another victory!
Back at Monkton Stadium an enthusiastic band of Green and Golds and Whites ran, threw and jumped their hearts out. Wallsend/Blyth Harriers won the day with the exact same number of points as the last meeting, fighting off stiff competition from Richmond and Zetland and New Marske. We won by just three points (!!!) which just shows how important every single point is.
And so it was on the ninth of June 40+ Green and Golds poured into the Bigg Market on a warm June evening.
Apologies for the short notice but the Club Championships will NOT be taking place on Friday 16th June as previously scheduled. This is such an important event for the Club so we are looking to find a better date for everyone to ensure maximum turn out. Watch this space for further details.
As the Blaydon Race is taking place on Friday (9th June) there will be no club session on Thursday. The senior and junior track sessions on Friday are also cancelled.
For those ‘gannin’ along the Scotswood Road’ we will be meeting at the bottom of the Bigg Market near the church (same as last year), at 6.30pm for the traditional club photo.
The post-race debrief will again be at the Old George.
See you there!
I’ve wanted to do a marathon for about 20 years now and just never set aside the time to train for one. In December I was telling my future brother in law, Malcolm, about the disappointment of not getting into London again. He suggested trying Liverpool as he was going to do it in May. After a few drinks the seed had been planted and the idea seemed better and better the more we drank.
Training was hard, really hard and I underestimated the amount of it I would have to do. Over five months I ran nearly 600 miles. Read more
A Junior 1,2,3,4 lead by Daniel Broderick taking maximum points at the second Summer Grand Prix, pipping Joshua Oates by one second! Kameron Mohamed finished 3rd with Katherine Sayer 4th. Fastest male was Andy Graham in a time of 10:56 with Erin Prior back from injury to take fastest female in a time of 13:10.
David Diston holds on to his lead at the top of the table, with Kevin Hood and James Torbett moving up to 2nd and 3rd respectively. Thank you to Bill Todd and Paddy Dinsmore for helping to officiate. Next SGP for your diary is 18th July.
Results of the season so far are here.
meet at the Barking Dog Pub at the Rising Sun Country Park at 6.30pm. Full details here.
The month is not even over yet and already we have a raft of congratulations to dish out to our Green and Gold heroes:
This year we had a cracking turn out for the North East Athletics Championships, which took place over two days at Gateshead Stadium (13 and 14 May).