Just a reminder that the first in our 2017 Summer Grand Prix series starts on Tuesday May 2nd at the Rising Sun Country Park. Click here for more details.
Meet at the Barking Dog pub car park at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. As well as our own inter-club races there are lots of cracking runs to choose from as part of the series. There are prizes up for grabs at the end of the year. But you have to be in it to win it!
And just a few days later the first track and field meet takes place on Sunday May 7th. With the majority happening on our doorstep at Monkton Stadium in Jarrow this year there really is no excuse. It’s great fun and it’s all about points for the team so even if you don’t feel you’re a proficient track and field athlete we welcome any member who wants to come and give it a go. You never know, you might find you’re brilliant at a particular event or just really enjoy it.
Please register your interest into the link here or contact Paddy.
There’s more information on this season’s track and field here.
We had a fantastic turn out at North Tyneside 10k, the popular, annual Easter Sunday race.
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.
While most of us were taking on the Terry 5k, half a dozen brave Wallsend souls were in the big smoke taking on one of the most gruelling but thrilling running challenges of their lives – The London Marathon.
There were first timers, seasoned pros, and even a televised engagement! Massive congratulations to Marie and John (who said ‘yes’ at mile 24). What a great moment and a first in Green and Gold history!
So take a moment to salute the superhuman six:
- Marie Collinson (4hrs 56)
- John Dodds (5hrs 10)
- Joe Colligan (3hrs 21)
- Alastair Willis ((3hrs 17)
- Julie Williams (3hrs 48 PB!)
- Gez Davidson (3hrs 15)
You are all inspirational.
Terry certainly made sure the sun shined down on us on a glorious April morning, when 234 runners turned out to race in his memory.
The former Wallsend chairman has been remembered in this way every year since 2012. A Green and Gold legend, motivational coach, inspirational athlete and a wonderful friend. He used to say “people need people” and there was nowhere that summed this up more than at West Allotment Country Park in North Tyneside on Sunday April 23rd. It was the Terry O’Gara Memorial 5k.
Just a final reminder that runners can collect their pre-entry numbers or enter on the day from 8.30am on Sunday (April 23rd).
Race HQ is Spud and Lettuce Café (Silver Fox Way) NE27 0QJ
Junior Fun Run to start at 10am with seniors race starting at 10.30am.
All race day information can be found here.
We look forward to seeing you all!