What better way to see off the xmas excesses and start the year as you mean to go on…
The all important New Year’s Day race (the next in the Winter Grand Prix series) takes place on Sunday 1st January (funnily enough). Maximum points for all who run. 5 miles for everyone.
Meet at Centurion Park (Wallend Golf Club, NE28 2SU) car park from 10am for a 10.45am start.
Juniors’ one mile race starts at 10.30am.
Kev will be putting a couple of sessions on over the xmas period.
If anyone wants to join Kev and his posse they will be meeting in Whitley Bay on Tuesday (Dec 27th) at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start and Thursday (Dec 28th) 6pm leaving at 6.10pm.
Meet at the corner of the cross roads at Norham Road/Marine Avenue (by Monkseaton Metro/the road to the running track at Churchill Playing Fields). Message Kev if you’re not sure.
The last strength and conditioning session of this year will be on Thursday 15th December and will return on Thursday 5th January 2017.
The last track session of the year will be on Friday 16th December and will return on Friday 6th January 2017.
The last club training session of the year will be Thursday 22nd December and will return on Tuesday January 3rd 2017.
Don’t forget the New Year’s Day Grand Prix race at Centurion Park (5 mile handicap). More details to follow.
On behalf of the committee we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
What a fitting almost end to the year as Wallsend Harriers of all ages and abilities scooped some serious bling at the 2016 Prize-Giving Ceremony held at Killingworth Social Club on Saturday (10th Dec). After a tough day on the x-country field our gutsy green and golds were full of smiles and excitement as they collected trophies or watched with pride as fellow Harriers were recognised for their magnificent efforts throughout the year. Each and everyone of you (whether you went home with a trophy or not) should be proud of what you have contributed to this fantastic club over the year. Now let’s make 2017 the best yet! See all the winners below. All photos from the night are on the gallery page. Read more
I loved it! It was really muddy. It was really hilly and a bit chilly, but there was a great atmosphere. If you haven’t done a x-country with the club yet you really must. I haven’t donned my spikes for years and I think even then I only wore them once. My babies have always come during the winter so I’ve had a good excuse. The last time I was at Ackley Heads I was weeks away from having baby number two and feigned sympathy with all the runners as they grumbled about the “massive hill” at the end and the generally tough course. Now it was time to face the music…
The famous Doug Bramley Cup saw the Wallsend Harriers out in force to tackle the new 5k course for the first time. Conditions were far from perfect registering a chilly 2C on the night, however, this did not put off the hardy core of dedicated athletes.
First across the line was our guest runner Tim Flannery closely followed by Darryl Roe who smashed his predicted time by over 2 mins and in third place was the ever improving Keith O’Donnell. We had some fantastic individual battles on the night and the new course looks set to be a big success. Fastest male athletes on the night were Simon Lyon, Sam Charlton and Olly Aird. Fastest females on the night were Sarah Robson, Kayleigh Dunn and Nina Wilkinson.
Full results here. Massive congratulations to everyone involved and thanks to everyone who helped out on the night.