Don’t forget the next of our own races in the Winter Grand Prix series is on Tuesday (6th December) at Cobalt Business Park. And it’s the Doug Bramley Cup so a lovely big trophy for the winner!
Meet at the car park opposite the Village Hotel at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.
Here are the results so far.
For anyone who hasn’t take part in this handicap race before more info is available here.
See you there!
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Don’t forget the Christmas Party and annual presentation evening takes place on Saturday December 10th at the Killingworth Club. It is on the evening of the North Eastern Cross Country Championships at Aykley Heads. It’s always great to go out in force in the day and celebrate in style in the evening so let’s end the year on a even greater high!
The party starts at 7pm. Raffle tickets are being sold and all proceeds go back to the club. If you haven’t bought any or taken a pack to sell please ask on a club night.
The draw for the guaranteed club London Marathon places will also take place on the night. There is still time to add your name if you were rejected from the official ballot this year.
Be there or be…somewhere not as good probably.
It’s not the first time I’ve woken up on a very cold, frosty morning ahead of a big race and thought “why am I doing this?” Sometimes I wonder why I didn’t pick an indoor hobby that would not cause me pain and mean I’d stay warm. But Brampton to Carlisle is one of those races that reminds me why I love running and why I love running with Wallsend Harriers.
I imagine that most Wallsend Harriers have raced this event at some point in time but for anyone that hasn’t it was described as a fast flat course, which it was. Basically it is two laps of Newcastle Parkrun with a couple of hairpin bends thrown in for good measure.
The very first Heaton Memorial Road Race took park in 1920 to remember those who died in the Great War. Heaton, in common with many other North East clubs lost many of their young men in the conflict between 1914 -18. Out of the 120 Heaton members registered at the time – 100 served in the forces – 12 never to return.
It seemed a good idea at the time, a challenge borne out of an end of season slump in motivation. 2015 had started well, a 106 mile Cyclone sportive entry had me covering unheard bike miles together with healthy run distances. Half marathon, 10K and Blaydon Race PBs fell as my fitness benefited from my cross-training regime. A last minute injury forced me to withdraw from the event and led to a slump in motivation which lasted the best part of six months. I needed something to aim for but what?