Today we head back to 2009 and another victorious and historic day for the Green and Golds.
On the 2nd April of that year the Evening Chronicle reported on 40 plus Wallsend Harrier men turning out for the last fixture of the Start Fitness North East Harrier League at Temple Park in South Shields (now the x-country venue for the Sherman Cup in January).
So last week we trawled the archives to find the inspiring story of 10 Wallsend men on a mission to break the 100-mile relay world record. And this week we have the headline you’ve all been waiting for…
For anyone who couldn’t make our first virtual AGM last night (it was great to see so many of you there), we’d like to formally announce that Paddy Dinsmore is now Chair of Wallsend Harriers. Bill will continue his close relationship with the club as President.
Bill Todd has been our chair for over four years and as most of you know, he is in much demand as a devoted grandad and he steps down from his position, in his own words, “not because something is wrong – quite the opposite actually, as so much is right!”
His full report is available in the AGM minutes but we thought you’d like to read his closing remarks: