Well done to Graham Armstrong for taking maximum points after coming back from injury. Mark Summers took 2nd place with an excellent 20:32 just ahead of a fantastic run and new under 15 record holder Samuel Charlton, in a sensational time of 17:19. Well done Samuel. It wasn’t the only record of the night, Mark’s son Matty Summers, took more time off his under 13 time, posting 18:45. Cracking run Matty. Fastest male of the night was Simon Lyon with a 17:07, Simon’s better half Sarah Robson was the fastest female with 19:32. Well done both.
With two XC and a WGP down, and SIXTEEN races left to go, Erin Prior currently sits at the top, ahead of Oisian. Full results here.
Next race is the Wallsend take-over Park Run at Rising Sun Country Park on 5th November, you’ll gain a maximum 50 points whether you volunteer or run. Remember to wear your vest, hoodie, anything that will publicise Wallsend Harriers. See you then!
Another week, another list of awesome performances by our Green and Golds on tour.
This week we have another load of belters…
As if completing an Ironman wasn’t enough, just a few weeks later and Andrew Clark took on the ‘Lakes in a Day Ultra’ along with Mark Richardson,Gez Davidson & Rab Gorman.
A very well done to all those who took part in the summer grand prix 2016. After many races and many points, the winners this year are Joseph Hoben and Andrew Wigmore. Despite a valiant effort at the now notoriously difficult Tynedale 10 mile, neither Andy or Joseph beat their handicap and share the top spot. Well done fellas! Emily James holds onto 3rd position overall. Excellent summer running Emily!
Full results here.
The Winter Grand Prix is under way with the Cross country last weekend and another this Sunday. Fixtures and further details of the races where points are scored will be announced very soon. Watch this space, and ……good luck!
This weekend saw the annual Kielder Marathon weekend take place.
Like always a group of us determined (or slightly mad… haven’t decided yet!) Wallsenders headed over the way for a weekend of running, biking, hot tubs and erm… water.
And there I was thinking we’d got September covered in my last post, but that wasn’t even the half of it!
Barely just a week later and there is another string of accolades to bestow…
It’s literally been years since I last donned my spikes but this year I have no babies to use as an excuse. And Wrekenton was a good one to start with at the beginning of the Harrier League X-Country season, particularly as I didn’t have to don my spikes!
So far September has been pretty epic on the race front.
The ever gruelling but addictive Great North Run took no prisoners on another scorching day. PBs were out the window for most but it didn’t stop us from soaking up the incredible atmosphere and enjoying the last home straight along the glorious South Shields coastline.
Wallsend Harriers Committee would like to make the following announcement:
At the Club tonight, Kevin Payne reminded members of his wish to step down as Chairman as soon as a successor could be appointed.
He was pleased to inform members present that the committee had appointed Bill Todd to the role of Chairman of the Club with immediate effect.
It was further announced that club secretary Jackie Garnett has also stepped down with immediate effect. The role will be filled by committed and experienced member Elaine Ashton (nee Liu), who has served on the committee for a number of years.
The Club would like to thank Kevin and Jackie for the enormous amount of work, time and dedication they have given to Wallsend Harriers in the last two and half years.
Bill said “I am delighted to take up the challenge of continuing Kevin’s work and moving the Club forward in the next stage of its growth.”
Club Photo – Meet around the North Terrace pub (same street as the luggage buses). 9:30am- 9:45am.
Post GNR Celebratory Drink(s) – The Magnesia Bank (Maggie Bank) NE30 1NH. 5 min walk from the North Shields ferry terminal.
Oggy oggy oggy!
A smaller than usual group of 12 hardy runners set off from Wallsend on Friday 19 August for Whitehaven to run the 140 mile C2C cycle route over three days in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice. I don’t think any of us were prepared for the first eventful moment of the weekend as we headed towards Whitehaven – how many Harriers does it take to change a tyre?! (The answer is three!)