Following on from our Christmas Party earlier in December, we still have several unclaimed prizes from the raffle.
A festive reminder that the last club session of the year will be at Hadrian Leisure Centre on Thursday 19th December, reconvening on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
The last track session will be on Friday 20th December, reconvening on Friday 3rd January.
Over the seasonal holiday period Paddy will be hosting his infamous ‘xmas x-country session‘ on Saturday 21st December at East Cramlington Nature Reserve (NE23 6XS) at 12pm followed by drinks tbc. Keep an eye on Facebook for more details. There is very limited parking at the nature reserve so please car share where possible.
On Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24th Dec) Kevin will be taking a session if anyone fancies joining him. Meeting at 2pm by the cash machines at Sainsbury’s in West Monkseaton.
Don’t forget the New Year’s Day Grand Prix! A great way to start the new year as you mean to go on. Start time is 10.45am prompt from Centurion Golf Club in Wallsend, so plenty of time to sleep off your hangover! Junior race starts at 10.30am.
The North East Harrier League XC series continues on Saturday 4th January with the popular Sherman Cup at Temple Park in South Shields. More details here. It would be great to see lots of green and golds out for this one.
2020 marks the club’s centenary year so lots to look forward to next year.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!
The final Grand Prix race of 2019 was signed off in fine style tonight with our Doug Bramley Trophy up for grabs.
There was no clear favourite after the handicaps had been vetted numerous times (not doing the handicappers already poor reputation any favours).
It was going to take a breakout performance to win and my oh my did we get it….
? 28:33 – Dave Collinson
? 28:50 – Joseph Duthie-Brown
? 29:04 – Joe Collins
The race is famously flat and proved a PB winner for several of our crew: Geoff (41.22), Kerry (47.57), Andy Wigmore (37.47) and new recruit Catherine Graham (48.29, a whopping 10 mins off her 10k time!) Sarah Robson was on cloud nine after breaking 40 minutes (39.39). She was 11th female overall.
Simon was our first Wallsend male in 36.35 (41st male).
The full team were Simon L, Martin Crozier, Andy Wigmore, Sarah Robson, Adam Hamilton, Geoff Cavanagh, Keith O’Donnell, Barry, Sam Crooks, Ian Gowing, Stephen Taylor, Emily James, Alan Heslington, Kerry Spencer, Catherine Graham, Mick Lindsay.
Well done for flying the green and gold everyone!
Full results here.