I’ve wanted to do a marathon for about 20 years now and just never set aside the time to train for one. In December I was telling my future brother in law, Malcolm, about the disappointment of not getting into London again. He suggested trying Liverpool as he was going to do it in May. After a few drinks the seed had been planted and the idea seemed better and better the more we drank.
Training was hard, really hard and I underestimated the amount of it I would have to do. Over five months I ran nearly 600 miles. Read more
A Junior 1,2,3,4 lead by Daniel Broderick taking maximum points at the second Summer Grand Prix, pipping Joshua Oates by one second! Kameron Mohamed finished 3rd with Katherine Sayer 4th. Fastest male was Andy Graham in a time of 10:56 with Erin Prior back from injury to take fastest female in a time of 13:10.
David Diston holds on to his lead at the top of the table, with Kevin Hood and James Torbett moving up to 2nd and 3rd respectively. Thank you to Bill Todd and Paddy Dinsmore for helping to officiate. Next SGP for your diary is 18th July.
Results of the season so far are here.
meet at the Barking Dog Pub at the Rising Sun Country Park at 6.30pm. Full details here.
The month is not even over yet and already we have a raft of congratulations to dish out to our Green and Gold heroes:
This year we had a cracking turn out for the North East Athletics Championships, which took place over two days at Gateshead Stadium (13 and 14 May).
Starting from the 23rd of May, all Tuesday sessions for our Juniors and Seniors will be taking place from the Rising Sun Country Park until the 19th September.
We’ll be meeting at the Barking Dog car park from 6:15pm with the aim of starting at 6:30pm.
We’ll also be looking to run a couple of sessions up at Seaton Sluice beach on Tuesday 25th July and Tuesday 8th August, weather dependent of course. More details on the beach sessions will be given nearer the time. So get praying to those sun gods!
Our Thursday sessions will continue as usual from Hadrian Leisure Centre.
If you have any questions please speak to your coaches or give us a shout via Facebook or Twitter.