From this Thursday (May 5) we will be trialing (for three months) a new 7pm start for Thursdays only.
This is due to feedback we have received from members. So please arrive at the usual place (Hadrian Park Leisure Centre) in time for setting off at 7pm sharp!
It may still feel like Winter but the first in our eagerly awaited Summer Grand Prix starts on Tuesday 3rd May at the Rising Sun Country Park. Let’s pray for no hail or snow!
Meet at the Barking Dog Pub car park at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.
Full details here. All dates for the series will be added shortly.
More awesome achievements to report from our green and golds on tour…
Terry’s tenacious spirit was definitely in the air on Sunday as our trio of London ‘Marathoners’ crossed the finish line! Gez Davidson in 3:15.14, Sean McIntyre in 3:27.47 and Alan Moses in 4:18.31.
They were joined by Wallsend friends Kenny Chambers Neil Banks and Kerry Reed. Huge congratulations to you inspirational lot.
Meanwhile the courageous Collinsons took on Stockton Duathlon. It was Dave’s first time as an over 50s and he finished 11th in his age group in the Sprint Duathlon (5k/20k/2.5k) in a time of 1:09.59 (a PB by 6 mins 28 secs). Julie completed the standard Duathlon (10k/40k/5k) in a fantastic 2:45.50. And Don also took on the gruelling Sprint Duathlon and came fourth in his age group with an awe inspiring 1:21.30. We salute all of you.
More than 200 athletes of all ages from all corners of the North East turned out in force at West Allotment Country Park to run their socks off in memory of one of the North East greats (well in our eyes the greatest) – Terry O’Gara.
With a fast, new course to contend with and an unseasonable chill in the air the challenge was on for juniors and seniors alike.
The Race HQ for number collection and on the day entries is the Spud & Lettuce on the Cobalt (Silver Fox Way) NE27 0QJ.
Parking at Cobalt 23
Senior race starts at 10am and on the day entries close 30 minutes beforehand.
Junior race starts at 10.45am and last entries will be taken at 10.15am.
Full information about the day available here.
ATTENTION GREEN AND GOLDS:
Anyone planning on running on Sunday please give Becki Newman (either at the club, by text or on Facebook) your name and date of birth by 1pm on Friday (22nd April).
Congratulations to Mark Summers and Andy Wigmore on completing Druridge Bay Half Marathon on Sunday (April 17).
This is Mark’s third half marathon this year, and his first off road. He is aiming to complete an epic 12 by the end of the year (next stop Sunderland on May 1). He finished in a great time of 1:55. Well done to Andy who finished in the early 1:30s (awaiting official time) and cheered Mark through the finish.