A festive reminder that the last club session of the year will be at Hadrian Leisure Centre on Thursday 19th December, reconvening on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
The last track session will be on Friday 20th December, reconvening on Friday 3rd January.
Over the seasonal holiday period Paddy will be hosting his infamous ‘xmas x-country session‘ on Saturday 21st December at East Cramlington Nature Reserve (NE23 6XS) at 12pm followed by drinks tbc. Keep an eye on Facebook for more details. There is very limited parking at the nature reserve so please car share where possible.
On Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24th Dec) Kevin will be taking a session if anyone fancies joining him. Meeting at 2pm by the cash machines at Sainsbury’s in West Monkseaton.
Don’t forget the New Year’s Day Grand Prix! A great way to start the new year as you mean to go on. Start time is 10.45am prompt from Centurion Golf Club in Wallsend, so plenty of time to sleep off your hangover! Junior race starts at 10.30am.
The North East Harrier League XC series continues on Saturday 4th January with the popular Sherman Cup at Temple Park in South Shields. More details here. It would be great to see lots of green and golds out for this one.
2020 marks the club’s centenary year so lots to look forward to next year.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!
We had a great turn out at Heaton Memorial 10k at the Town Moor on Remembrance Sunday. Sixteen Wallsend Harriers congregated on a chilly but thankfully sunny morning.
The race is famously flat and proved a PB winner for several of our crew: Geoff (41.22), Kerry (47.57), Andy Wigmore (37.47) and new recruit Catherine Graham (48.29, a whopping 10 mins off her 10k time!) Sarah Robson was on cloud nine after breaking 40 minutes (39.39). She was 11th female overall.
Simon was our first Wallsend male in 36.35 (41st male).
The full team were Simon L, Martin Crozier, Andy Wigmore, Sarah Robson, Adam Hamilton, Geoff Cavanagh, Keith O’Donnell, Barry, Sam Crooks, Ian Gowing, Stephen Taylor, Emily James, Alan Heslington, Kerry Spencer, Catherine Graham, Mick Lindsay.
The season opening Winter Grand Prix got off to a flyer at Cobalt tonight.
Our juniors were out in force making up 14 of the 44 competitors at the start line, on a perfect night for running. They certainly let their presence be known at the sharp end of the results, taking the top 2 spots, with 5 overall in the top 10.
However there could be only one winner and young Elena tore round the 5k course to finish in 27:42 (23:02 actual), 30 seconds ahead of her closest rival.
? 27:42 – Elena Walker
? 28:12 – Beth George
? 28:20 – Paul James
Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no denying that the Great North Run is an iconic North East event.
On Sunday prior to the race, it doesn’t matter if you’re donning our legendary Green and Gold colours, a charity vest or even fancy dress – if you’re a Wallsend Harrier you need to be in our GNR team photo.