Before we get onto the half marathon we must start by congratulating the awesome fivesome who completed the full Morpeth to Newcastle adventure. Alastair Willis (3:14.41), Keith O’Donnell (3:15.42), Steve Mallam (3:44), Mark Richardson and Andy Clark (5:09).
Our Ironman Leanne has kindly written her account of the half…
There was definitely a relaxed feeling emanating from the Wallsend contingent at the start of the ‘North Tyneside to Newcastle’ half marathon on Sunday, certainly for me, not the pre – race nerves I have experienced in other races. Read more
Well done to Graham Armstrong for taking maximum points after coming back from injury. Mark Summers took 2nd place with an excellent 20:32 just ahead of a fantastic run and new under 15 record holder Samuel Charlton, in a sensational time of 17:19. Well done Samuel. It wasn’t the only record of the night, Mark’s son Matty Summers, took more time off his under 13 time, posting 18:45. Cracking run Matty. Fastest male of the night was Simon Lyon with a 17:07, Simon’s better half Sarah Robson was the fastest female with 19:32. Well done both.
With two XC and a WGP down, and SIXTEEN races left to go, Erin Prior currently sits at the top, ahead of Oisian. Full results here.
Next race is the Wallsend take-over Park Run at Rising Sun Country Park on 5th November, you’ll gain a maximum 50 points whether you volunteer or run. Remember to wear your vest, hoodie, anything that will publicise Wallsend Harriers. See you then!
It’s literally been years since I last donned my spikes but this year I have no babies to use as an excuse. And Wrekenton was a good one to start with at the beginning of the Harrier League X-Country season, particularly as I didn’t have to don my spikes!
Another eventful week on the hectic summer race calendar.
Congratulations to all the men who ran the Sunderland 5k (Harry Coates, Simon Lyon, Matt Darbyshire, Joseph Hoben, Jack Armstrong, Dave Hall, Alan Heslington and Tony Maddocks). Our first man was the ever awesome Harry Coates (please don’t go!) who completed the fast course in 16.08.
It’s a shame there were no women there to fly the green and gold flag. In my defence I made it as far as the car park before realising I had missed the start of the women’s race (I’m still suffering from severe baby brain, ok I know it’s 18 months on but…)
We did have another cracking turnout at the LGBT 5K though. Always a highlight (particularly the goody bags!) 21 Wallsend Harriers graced the Town Moor for the fab 5k. Congratulations to all, particularly our first man Jack Armstrong (17.59) and first female Sarah Robson (20.19).