Finally, a weekend without a storm, or storm-related car-parking implications! Us green and golds were chomping at the bit to get back out at a Harrier league x-country. The sun was out at Alnwick (as was the wind unfortunately) and we had some secret weapons up our sleeve!
Our Wallsend Juniors retained their Championship status in the Blyth Sportshall NOTAN Series for the third year in a row!
It was great to see such a fantastic turn out from our young athletes.
Kasper Pearson was the only child to receive a Grade 1 and broke records in the standing long jump and push throw! There were lots of new faces too, which was wonderful to see and everyone gave it their all in every event. The events included a sprint, throw, endurance run, standing long jump and vertical throw.
Full results here.
The final Grand Prix race of 2019 was signed off in fine style tonight with our Doug Bramley Trophy up for grabs.
There was no clear favourite after the handicaps had been vetted numerous times (not doing the handicappers already poor reputation any favours).
It was going to take a breakout performance to win and my oh my did we get it….
? 28:33 – Dave Collinson
? 28:50 – Joseph Duthie-Brown
? 29:04 – Joe Collins
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.
Well done for flying the green and gold everyone!
Full results here.