It is with great sadness that today we heard about the passing of club member, Robbie Livermore, who died yesterday.
Robbie joined our club in 2014 along with members of his family. He was a great runner and clubmate who represented the club across a range of distances.
Robbie was an immensely popular member of the club. He was funny, good company and a genuinely likeable person.
He will be sorely missed.
As a club our thoughts and prayers go out to Robbie’s family; especially Karen, Callum and Briony, at this sad and difficult time.
The first Davison Shield was in 2008 and had just 41 female entries (fyi, Wallsend were sixth and 11th!). Eleven years on and there were 348 women and 429 men!
It was a sunny but ridiculously windy morning at Birtley Cathedral Relays. Formerly Durham Cathedral Relays, the fabulous Birtley stepped in to ensure the popular New Year event went ahead in 2019.
It was great to see some Green and Golds turn out for the North East XC Championships on December 8th.
This year we made a return to Wrekenton, which is the familiar opening venue for the XC Harrier League season. But, unlike the mild, dry and often sunny conditions of the first Harrier League fixture in September, this occasion was much more tempestuous (and as a result, tonnes of fun!)
The last club session this year at Hadrian Leisure Centre will be on Thursday 20th December.
The last track session will be on Friday 21st December.
On Sunday 23rd December at 10am all are welcome to Paddy’s xmas x-country fun (!) session at East Cramlington Nature Centre (NE23 6XG). There will be post event drinks at the Left Luggage pub in Monkseaton. Please let him know if you’re planning on going along.
On Thursday 27th December Kev will be putting on a ‘social’ run down the coast. Meet at 6.30pm on Hartley Avenue (the road leading down to Churchill track) in Whitley Bay.
Don’t forget our New Year’s Day Grand Prix race at Rising Sun parkrun starting at 10.30am. Register for a barcode on the parkrun website if you don’t already have one.
The first session of 2019 will be on Thursday 3rd January and the first track session will be on Friday 4th January.
Have a great Christmas.
In December we handed over a cheque for £2,149 to St Oswald’s Hospice following our 11th Toby charity run.
In August a band of 18 green and golds took on the gruelling 188-mile long run from Edinburgh to Tynemouth. It was our 11th Toby challenge and so far we have raised over £35,000.
There’s no sign of it stopping anytime soon!
Thanks to all who took part and supported our fundraising efforts.