Rest In Peace, George Page

It is with great sadness that we heard over the weekend of the passing of George Page.

Our recent club members may not know much about this great stalwart of the club, he was one of our (re)founding fathers and without him our great club would not even exist, let alone embody the spirit it currently has.
He was our club treasurer for over 17 years, spanning 3 different decades, after taking up the role back in 1976.

We would like to pass on our heart felt condolences and thoughts to his family.

Below are some tributes and memories of George from some of his former clubmates.

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Rest In Peace

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.

RIP.

KEVIN KICK STARTS 1ST SGP WITH VICTORY

Well done to Kevin Hood for taking victory ahead of Darren Flynn and Danny Hughes. Samuel Charlton ran the fastest race in 10:39 and sets a new course record. With Jack Armstrong in 2nd and Andy Graham 3rd. Sarah Robson ran the fastest ladies race with a 12:41, and also sets the mark for the course record.

I will include this into an overall table with the results from the previous events.

Many thanks to Andy Clark for helping with the officiating. And Bill Todd acting as lead bike.

Next SGP is 30th May. See you then

Results table here.

Still time to enter Gordon Smith Relays

The  GORDON  SMITH  MEMORIAL  RELAYS

Plus 1 MILE KIDS and JUNIORS FUN RUN

7.30pm Wednesday 10th May 2017

Registration, presentation & refreshments at Cobalt offices next to Spud & Lettuce Cafe, Silver Fox Way, Cobalt Business Park. NE27 0QJ. Parking available at Building 23. Please note: No Changing facilities.

(Combined start at West Allotment Country Park) A safe, largely traffic-free course of 3×2 miles (Certified Accurate)

Fun Run 6.50pm for ages 13 to 15. 7pm for U13s and parents. (Race medals for all finishers) Entries for Fun Run (£3) to be paid for on the day upon collection of numbers, but please register interest by emailing info@wallsendharriers.co.uk (giving names and age on day U13 or U16. Race numbers will be at registration for pre-registered juniors. Entries on day accepted)

Men’s Race:

3 runners, at least 1 of whom  MUST be a veteran (M40 or older)

(Minimum age = 16 years old)

Women’s Race:

3 runners, at least 1 of whom  MUST be a veteran (W35 or older)

Minimum age = 16 years old

Prizes to:      1st, 2nd & 3rd team (Men and Women)

Fastest senior & vet man

Fastest senior & vet woman

TEAM ENTRIES:  £15.00 per team 

Full prospectus, including details for entry here.

Our marathon marvels

While most of us were taking on the Terry 5k, half a dozen brave Wallsend souls were in the big smoke taking on one of the most gruelling but thrilling running challenges of their lives – The London Marathon.

There were first timers, seasoned pros, and even a televised engagement! Massive congratulations to Marie and John (who said ‘yes’ at mile 24). What a great moment and a first in Green and Gold history!

So take a moment to salute the superhuman six:

  • Marie Collinson (4hrs 56)
  • John Dodds (5hrs 10)
  • Joe Colligan (3hrs 21)
  • Alastair Willis ((3hrs 17)
  • Julie Williams (3hrs 48 PB!)
  • Gez Davidson (3hrs 15)

You are all inspirational.

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