I’m not sure why more Wallsend Harriers don’t do this race. Perhaps it’s the end of the summer holidays and people are still away. But if you’re about I’d strongly recommend it for next year. Ok it’s not on Power of 10 but it’s FREE and it’s only up the road and it’s our friends and team mates at Blyth, and it’s a gorgeous route, and it’s a great training run ahead of the GNR. Do you need any more reasons? Oh, and there’s a free buffet at the end!
What a night in the final Summer Grand Prix of 2017. A great run from Ellen Williams beating mother Julie by 59 seconds and holding off Alastair Willis to take maximum points. Both finished ahead of Sam Charlton who sets a new course record (10:14) – on the officially measured 2 mile course. Erin Prior equalled her course record of 12:40 to finish fastest female. Well done both.
The full results are available on RunBritain and Power of 10.
The night’s outstanding performance went to Kayleigh Dunn, after a long road to recovery, Kayleigh’s fight and determination this year has been truly inspirational. With a proud Rafa and Tim supporting Team Kayleigh throughout, they finished together in 11th. And what a fantastic image at the end to see athletes and supporters congratulate and comfort an emotional Kayleigh, a run that will go down in Wallsend Harriers folklore. Well done lass, we are all very proud of you!
Ten years on our gallant gang of Green and Golds are still going strong, and raising shed loads of cash for St. Oswald’s Hospice. This year they covered 188 miles over three days, along Route 72 cycle path through Hexham, Haltwhistle, Brampton, and Carlisle to Bowness-on-Solway before heading back to Tynemouth on Sunday afternoon.
The last inter-club summer grand prix at the Rising Sun takes place this Tuesday (Aug 22). It’s all to play for as we reach the end of the season. And don’t forget there are two other races left after this that count towards the final points table: Quayside 5k (Wednesday) and our Club Championships on Tuesday September 19 (all participants receive 50 points).
On Tuesday meet at the Barking Dog pub car park as usual at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.
They think it’s all over… it is now! Massive congratulations to Team Wallsend / Blyth for winning all four track and field meetings over the summer to become champions!
Huge thanks to all our officials, athletes and supporters. Bill and Elaine did a fantastic job with the results and Tommy and Margaret led the referees.
Here’s to next year. Let’s show them what we’re made of!
So right about now, a crack team of Wallsend Harriers will be leaving Segedunum – embarking on the 10th annual Toby for the wonderful St Oswald’s Hospice.
This year they’ll be covering approximately 188 miles (!!!) from Friday through Sunday – as they head along the Route 72 cycle path through Hexham, Haltwhistle, Brampton, and Carlisle until they reach Bowness-on-Solway before heading back and ending in Tynemouth.
We’d love as many of you to join in for the final few legs and help those weary legged legends end their journey on a high.
Keep your eyes peeled for updates via our social media channels and please feel free to send us your messages of encouragement too!
Of course, if you’d like to make a donation and haven’t done so already, please head over to our Just Giving page. We smashed £30,000 in total donations last year so we’d love to get as close to £35,000 as possible this year!