billWallsend Harriers Committee would like to make the following announcement:

At the Club tonight, Kevin Payne reminded members of his wish to step down as Chairman as soon as a successor could be appointed. 

He was pleased to inform members present that the committee had appointed Bill Todd to the role of Chairman of the Club with immediate effect. 

It was further announced that club secretary Jackie Garnett has also stepped down with immediate effect. The role will be filled by committed and experienced member Elaine Ashton (nee Liu), who has served on the committee for a number of years.

The Club would like to thank Kevin and Jackie for the enormous amount of work, time and dedication they have given to Wallsend Harriers in the last two and half years.

Bill said “I am delighted to take up the challenge of continuing Kevin’s work and moving the Club forward in the next stage of its growth.”

Torrential rain doesn’t dampen our Toby spirit!

13920817_10210012480965853_7339880707384389365_nA smaller than usual group of 12 hardy runners set off from Wallsend on Friday 19 August for Whitehaven to run the 140 mile C2C cycle route over three days in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice.  I don’t think any of us were prepared for the first eventful moment of the weekend as we headed towards Whitehaven – how many Harriers does it take to change a tyre?!  (The answer is three!)

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Support our tenacious Toby runners!

Top Tim Nics the win! And speedy Sarah Robson, steals the glory!

club champsTim Nicholson takes home the Men’s Club Championships trophy for the first time posting a brilliant run of 35:11 around the 6-mile course. Tim held off strong challenges from Jack Armstrong, and the ever-improving Andy Wigmore. Sarah also takes home the club honours for the first time posting an excellent time of 21:13 around the 3.35 mile ladies route. Matty Summers posted the only time for the u16 with a 22:54.

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All members of Wallsend Harriers are invited to the annual Blyth Links 10k training run and social evening on August 23rd.

It’s a lovely course and an accurate 10k from the Links Car Park, South Beach, Blyth to Seaton Sluice cliff tops and return. A perfect training run ahead of the Great North Run.

There’s no entry fee. Just turn up, collect a number and run.

Registration is at the Dave Stephen’s Building adjoining the Links car park, South Beach, NE24 3PL. This year there will be a voluntary charity collection.

There are no prizes but there is a free race buffet and raffle at The Quay pub in Blyth centre.

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