Starting from the 23rd of May, all Tuesday sessions for our Juniors and Seniors will be taking place from the Rising Sun Country Park until the 19th September.
We’ll be meeting at the Barking Dog car park from 6:15pm with the aim of starting at 6:30pm.
We’ll also be looking to run a couple of sessions up at Seaton Sluice beach on Tuesday 25th July and Tuesday 8th August, weather dependent of course. More details on the beach sessions will be given nearer the time. So get praying to those sun gods!
Our Thursday sessions will continue as usual from Hadrian Leisure Centre.
If you have any questions please speak to your coaches or give us a shout via Facebook or Twitter.
A must do annual run for anyone who wants to recapture the joy of running after 12 months of gruelling x-country meetings, energy sapping 5k/3k WG/ SGP races, HMs, marathons, triathlons, iron mans and whatever other events you lot put yourselves through in pursuit of your passion and your PBs.
We ran, we threw, we jumped, we conquered.
There must have been something in the air (of which there was a lot blustering around Monkton Stadium!) On a euphoric day when the Toon were promoted, the mighty Green and Golds (and Whites!) were inspired to victory. After a disheartening relegation last season Wallsend and Blyth teamed up once again to show why they deserve to be top spot. While over in Tynedale our minis competed in their first proper competition track and field – Tynedale Open – with a great turn out.
It was a near perfect spring evening for our annual Gordon Smith Relays and Junior Fun Run, the second of which to be held at the West Allotment Country Park. 500 or so runners, along with marshals, officials, parents and peers arrived in honour of our former Chairman.
Ok, it’s weak but I couldn’t resist (sorry Mish, but I had to pay tribute to your efforts in the headline).
I can barely keep up with all the Green and Gold goings on over the last few days (and just generally in fact)! I hope I have not missed anyone from the following list of events and achievements from the past week (if I have you have my permission to sternly DM me!)
Meet at Hadrian Park Leisure Centre at usual time.
Well done to Kevin Hood for taking victory ahead of Darren Flynn and Danny Hughes. Samuel Charlton ran the fastest race in 10:39 and sets a new course record. With Jack Armstrong in 2nd and Andy Graham 3rd. Sarah Robson ran the fastest ladies race with a 12:41, and also sets the mark for the course record.
I will include this into an overall table with the results from the previous events.
Many thanks to Andy Clark for helping with the officiating. And Bill Todd acting as lead bike.
Next SGP is 30th May. See you then
Results table here.
Just a reminder that the first in our 2017 Summer Grand Prix series starts on Tuesday May 2nd at the Rising Sun Country Park. Click here for more details.
Meet at the Barking Dog pub car park at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. As well as our own inter-club races there are lots of cracking runs to choose from as part of the series. There are prizes up for grabs at the end of the year. But you have to be in it to win it!
And just a few days later the first track and field meet takes place on Sunday May 7th. With the majority happening on our doorstep at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow this year there really is no excuse. It’s great fun and it’s all about points for the team so even if you don’t feel you’re a proficient track and field athlete we welcome any member who wants to come and give it a go. You never know, you might find you’re brilliant at a particular event or just really enjoy it.
Please register your interest into the link here or contact Paddy.
There’s more information on this season’s track and field here.
We had a fantastic turn out at North Tyneside 10k, the popular, annual Easter Sunday race.
Thirty-three Green and Golds took to the scenic coastal route, which takes in the Fish Quay, River Tyne, Tynemouth Priory and finishes at St. Mary’s Lighthouse.
Simon Lyon was first Wallsend male in 36:34 (chip time), with our young Jack Armstrong closely behind in 36:57.
Super speedy Sarah Robson was first Wallsend female and third overall in a cracking 40:58! A massive well done to our ladies captain.
Full results are here.
I’m afraid I was away for this race so if anyone got a PB or would like to add anything else to this write up then please let me know!
Congratulations to everyone who took part.