The jewels of June

Big congratulations to our awesome juniors, who finished second at the third NEYDL meet at the weekend (25th June). Hosted by us at Churchill Playing Fields it was a gorgeous day and a great atmosphere.

Full results are here.

Many thanks to Christine Stretesky for her invaluable help with the results. Also to all the officials for giving their time to make the day possible.

And well done to Simon Williams, team manager, all coaches and parents and of course the young athletes in team Wallsend and Gosforth, for putting in some great efforts to secure second place in a nail-biting finish!

Later on in the week our ladies put in a fantastic performance at the Anita Nott Memorial Race (see full race report on the website). And our men did us proud at Tynedale 10k the following evening.

Dave Diston finished 36th out of 414 in 38:08. Andy Wigmore got ever closer to his sub 40 40 10k target with a frustrating 40:04. Mick Skeldon was less than 30 seconds behind in an excellent 40:32 and Ian Gowing finishing strong in 41:45.



Over 400 women runners packed onto Armstrong Bridge over Jesmond Dene on Monday (26th June) to run their socks off in memory of Anita Nott.

Anita was an active (and pretty outstanding by the sounds of it) member of Heaton Harriers who tragically lost her life in September 2006 whilst out on a training run. This women only run was dedicated to her name and is well supported every year.

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Weetslade Relays

It was a hot solstice evening when 18 Green and Golds braved the infamous Weetslade hill.

The Weetslade Relay was the first relay event in the country where each is club is required to select teams of three, which must include at least one veteran and at least one lady.

Now in its eighth year and organised superbly by Claremont Road Runners, the scenic multi-terrain course in Lockey Park includes a hill at halfway. Oh, and it is a 30 metre climb. If you can see past the pain there are some spectacular views from that said hill. I remembered to have a look and they were definitely that.

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Track and field glory continues

Another track and field meeting another victory!

Back at Monkton Stadium an enthusiastic band of Green and Golds and Whites ran, threw and jumped their hearts out. Wallsend/Blyth Harriers won the day with the exact same number of points as the last meeting, fighting off stiff competition from Richmond and Zetland and New Marske. We won by just three points (!!!) which just shows how important every single point is.

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