After a no show in 2016 we had thirty athletes competing in The Royal Signals Relays at Hetton at the weekend. A magnificent turnout with three ladies’ teams of four runners and three men’s teams of six.
In the senior women’s race in 33rd place came the Wallsend A team with Sarah Robson 14.31, Laura Firth 15.59, Emily James 16.20 and Erin Prior 14.02. So much is said of what Erin has already achieved as a young emerging talent, but the big question is how much faster will she go in future?
What a corker of a x-country it was on
a dismal February Saturday. The course was “brutal” (Bill McGuirk’s words in the Chronicle) and the weather quite simply hideous.
But did that deter our gritty Green and Golds? No sir. We laugh in the face of wind, rain, freezing temperatures and layers and layers of thick mud…
An ‘out of this world’ performance from Mish Margison wins tonight’s Winter Grand prix, knocking 1 min 38 sec from her previous best a fortnight ago. Thomas Ferguson was closing the gap but settled for a 2nd place finish. Danny Hughes rounded off the podium in 3rd.
Fastest male of the night was Samuel Charlton with a 17:23, 2nd Olly Aird with a 17:51. Fastest female, fellow junior Erin Prior with a 20:24, Emily James 2nd in 22:21. Well done everyone.
Here’s the overall table, and Alf Alan Heslington holds onto top spot, with Julie Williams 2nd and Sarah Robson holding on to 3rd. However only 4 runners have qualified for all competitions, including Alan. For all other runners, if you haven’t got your name down for the Royal Signal relays, let Simon Lyon know ASAP!
Thanks Paddy for helping with the times 🙂
Whilst teams of three gave it their all over a two-mile leg of muddy terrain at Durham Relays, a merry band of Green and Golds took on the infamously fast (but cold) Brass Monkey half marathon in York. And what triumphs they bestowed.
Herrington had all you could ask for – mud in bucket loads, streams to leap across, hills a plenty, branches to duck…