I started running in April 2004 when I signed up for my first GNR to prove to myself I could do it. Since then I’ve always said I would never run a marathon. However, this year something changed. I filled in the application form, handed over a fair few euros, booked flights and a hotel and a few months later I planned to do the Amsterdam marathon. So, after 16 weeks and 518 miles to get me marathon-ready, here’s what I learned along the way.
Who’d of thought that roadworks would ever be finished early in North Tyneside? Well they are, so our first WGP race of the season is back on.
See you all on Tuesday the 17 October, at the the car park opposite the Village Hotel for 6.30pm.
Remember you have to be in .
Our Winter Grand Prix pages have been updated too.
Due to the expected downpours tomorrow – we will be gathering at our Hadrian Leisure Centre HQ rather than meeting at the Rising Sun.
Please be there for 18:30 and don’t forget the rain jacket!!
What a night in the final Summer Grand Prix of 2017. A great run from Ellen Williams beating mother Julie by 59 seconds and holding off Alastair Willis to take maximum points. Both finished ahead of Sam Charlton who sets a new course record (10:14) – on the officially measured 2 mile course. Erin Prior equalled her course record of 12:40 to finish fastest female. Well done both.
The full results are available on RunBritain and Power of 10.
The night’s outstanding performance went to Kayleigh Dunn, after a long road to recovery, Kayleigh’s fight and determination this year has been truly inspirational. With a proud Rafa and Tim supporting Team Kayleigh throughout, they finished together in 11th. And what a fantastic image at the end to see athletes and supporters congratulate and comfort an emotional Kayleigh, a run that will go down in Wallsend Harriers folklore. Well done lass, we are all very proud of you!
They think it’s all over… it is now! Massive congratulations to Team Wallsend / Blyth for winning all four track and field meetings over the summer to become champions!
Huge thanks to all our officials, athletes and supporters. Bill and Elaine did a fantastic job with the results and Tommy and Margaret led the referees.
Here’s to next year. Let’s show them what we’re made of!
So right about now, a crack team of Wallsend Harriers will be leaving Segedunum – embarking on the 10th annual Toby for the wonderful St Oswald’s Hospice.
This year they’ll be covering approximately 188 miles (!!!) from Friday through Sunday – as they head along the Route 72 cycle path through Hexham, Haltwhistle, Brampton, and Carlisle until they reach Bowness-on-Solway before heading back and ending in Tynemouth.
We’d love as many of you to join in for the final few legs and help those weary legged legends end their journey on a high.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates via our social media channels and please feel free to send us your messages of encouragement too!
Of course, if you’d like to make a donation and haven’t done so already, please head over to our Just Giving page. We smashed £30,000 in total donations last year so we’d love to get as close to £35,000 as possible this year!