10 Years of the Toby

They did it again! A hardy group of inspirational individuals showed true Wallsend Harrier team spirit as they conquered the grueling, annual Toby charity run -for the tenth time!

Ten years on our gallant gang of Green and Golds are still going strong, and raising shed loads of cash for St. Oswald’s Hospice. This year they covered 188 miles over three days, along Route 72 cycle path through Hexham, Haltwhistle, Brampton, and Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway before heading back to Tynemouth on Sunday afternoon.

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Summer Grand Prix on Tuesday (Aug 22nd)

The last inter-club summer grand prix at the Rising Sun takes place this Tuesday (Aug 22). It’s all to play for as we reach the end of the season. And don’t forget there are two other races left after this that count towards the final points table: Quayside 5k (Wednesday) and our Club Championships on Tuesday September 19 (all participants receive 50 points).

On Tuesday meet at the Barking Dog pub car park as usual at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.

Track and field champions

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!

Paddy

 

The Toby 2017

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!

 

Tuesday training is a beach!

This coming Tuesday (the 25th July) our club session for both the seniors and juniors will be held at Seaton Sluice (aka ‘Gods country’ according to our chairman).

We’ll be meeting at the car park of the Butty Bus diner at 18:20, aiming for a 18:30 start. Directions are available below…

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