There must have been something in the air (of which there was a lot blustering around Monkton Stadium!) On a euphoric day when the Toon were promoted, the mighty Green and Golds (and Whites!) were inspired to victory. After a disheartening relegation last season Wallsend and Blyth teamed up once again to show why they deserve to be top spot. While over in Tynedale our minis competed in their first proper competition track and field – Tynedale Open – with a great turn out.
It was a near perfect spring evening for our annual Gordon Smith Relays and Junior Fun Run, the second of which to be held at the West Allotment Country Park. 500 or so runners, along with marshals, officials, parents and peers arrived in honour of our former Chairman.
Ok, it’s weak but I couldn’t resist (sorry Mish, but I had to pay tribute to your efforts in the headline).
I can barely keep up with all the Green and Gold goings on over the last few days (and just generally in fact)! I hope I have not missed anyone from the following list of events and achievements from the past week (if I have you have my permission to sternly DM me!)
Well done to Kevin Hood for taking victory ahead of Darren Flynn and Danny Hughes. Samuel Charlton ran the fastest race in 10:39 and sets a new course record. With Jack Armstrong in 2nd and Andy Graham 3rd. Sarah Robson ran the fastest ladies race with a 12:41, and also sets the mark for the course record.
I will include this into an overall table with the results from the previous events.
Next SGP is 30th May. See you then
Results table here.
Thirty-three Green and Golds took to the scenic coastal route, which takes in the Fish Quay, River Tyne, Tynemouth Priory and finishes at St. Mary’s Lighthouse.
Simon Lyon was first Wallsend male in 36:34 (chip time), with our young Jack Armstrong closely behind in 36:57.
Super speedy Sarah Robson was first Wallsend female and third overall in a cracking 40:58! A massive well done to our ladies captain.
Full results are here.
I’m afraid I was away for this race so if anyone got a PB or would like to add anything else to this write up then please let me know!
Congratulations to everyone who took part.