It was reet hot gannin’ down that Scotswood Road on Sunday 9th June. There was a mysterious 15 or so minute delay at the start and a bottle neck just as you were getting going (due to road works) but let’s not dwell on that. Because that day turned out to be a momentous one. One that will go down in Wallsend history. The girl is back in town…
Over the last few days we’ve had eight vet teams fly the flag at Jarrow in the NEMAA Road Relay Championships, nine juniors at Round 2 of the NOTAN Summer Grand Prix and a tenacious band of Wallsend and Blyth athletes at the first track and field meet of the season at the formidable Gateshead Stadium.
If ever there was a day to be a Wallsend Harrier it was this day. Sunday 23rd April 2018. A day to come together in memory of our beloved, much-missed chairman Terry O’Gara. A day to run in green and gold, to support, to cheer, to give it your all and make him proud.
Adam won the opening SGP of the season, coming home in a combined time of 17m20, with Kayleigh Dunn and Lee Pattinson completing the podium in 18m06 and 18m30 respectively.
Sam Charlton was the fastest male of the evening, equalling his own course record in 10m14. Not bad for supposedly taking it easy!
However the performance of the night goes to Erin Prior, who broke her own female course record of 12m40 with a tremendous 12m26!!! A brilliant effort indeed!
A fantastic turnout of 41 took part this evening. Full results are here.
Finally, a huge thank you to our event volunteers; Bill Todd, Mick Costello and Simon Williams for enabling the event to go ahead.