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 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!
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!
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.