After a no show in 2016 we had thirty athletes competing in The Royal Signals Relays at Hetton at the weekend. A magnificent turnout with three ladies’ teams of four runners and three men’s teams of six.
In the senior women’s race in 33rd place came the Wallsend A team with Sarah Robson 14.31, Laura Firth 15.59, Emily James 16.20 and Erin Prior 14.02. So much is said of what Erin has already achieved as a young emerging talent, but the big question is how much faster will she go in future?
The Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 23rd February at 7.30pm at Lindisfarne Social Club, West Street, Wallsend.
Here are the details and the minutes from last year’s meeting.
The Annual General Meeting is a chance for you to have your say about
your club. All are welcome, however, members must have paid their subs for the year 2016/2017 to attend and vote at the meeting.
We hope to see you all there.
What a corker of a x-country it was on
a dismal February Saturday. The course was “brutal” (Bill McGuirk’s words in the Chronicle) and the weather quite simply hideous.
But did that deter our gritty Green and Golds? No sir. We laugh in the face of wind, rain, freezing temperatures and layers and layers of thick mud…
A small but perfectly formed team took to the hills of the Rising Sun Country Park for the NEMAA Open X-Country Championships on Saturday 4th Feb.
They all put in a fantastic effort with Keith O’Donnell 45th, Kris Stobbs 23rd and 6th v35. Elaine was 15th and 4th v35 so I’m hoping that means I was 5th v35 in 16th position.
We’d have been contenders for a team prize if we’d had just one more vet on each team. Such a shame with a competition like this on our doorstep. Come on vets, get your spikes on and let’s show ‘em how it’s done next time!
A special mention must go to our awesome juniors Erin Prior and Sam Charlton who put in inspiring performances at the Schools X-Country in Cumbria. Erin was 7th overall and 2nd from Northumberland and Sam was 12th overall and 6th from Northumberland.
We are very proud to have these great young athletes as part of the Green and Gold family.
An ‘out of this world’ performance from Mish Margison wins tonight’s Winter Grand prix, knocking 1 min 38 sec from her previous best a fortnight ago. Thomas Ferguson was closing the gap but settled for a 2nd place finish. Danny Hughes rounded off the podium in 3rd.
Fastest male of the night was Samuel Charlton with a 17:23, 2nd Olly Aird with a 17:51. Fastest female, fellow junior Erin Prior with a 20:24, Emily James 2nd in 22:21. Well done everyone.
Here’s the overall table, and Alf Alan Heslington holds onto top spot, with Julie Williams 2nd and Sarah Robson holding on to 3rd. However only 4 runners have qualified for all competitions, including Alan. For all other runners, if you haven’t got your name down for the Royal Signal relays, let Simon Lyon know ASAP!
Thanks Paddy for helping with the times
Don’t forget we have another WGP at Cobalt Business Park on Tuesday Jan 31st. Meet at the car park opposite the Village Hotel at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.
What a weekend for Wallsend Harriers!
Whilst teams of three gave it their all over a two-mile leg of muddy terrain at Durham Relays, a merry band of Green and Golds took on the infamously fast (but cold) Brass Monkey half marathon in York. And what triumphs they bestowed.
The decs are down, the scales slightly heavier, what better way to start the year as you mean to go on…with a good old fashioned, mud infested, obstacle strewn x-country.
Herrington had all you could ask for – mud in bucket loads, streams to leap across, hills a plenty, branches to duck…