The North Eastern Cross Country Championships will soon be upon us.
It takes place on Saturday 12th December at 11am at Sedgefield. And to finish the day off in style our Christmas party follows the same evening in Wallsend. A great way to celebrate the achievements of the day.
The U13 boys go off first at 11am followed by races up to the senior men starting at 13:00 and senior women at 13:55.
It’s £5 for seniors and £4 for juniors.
It would be great to end the year with a bang and the green and gold vests coming out in force.
More information is available here.
Closing date is the 13th November so please let Becki and Harry know at the club or via Facebook asap.
Before this autumnal month is through we thought it only fitting to celebrate the deluge of achievements by our mighty Green and Golds!
It’s a pretty impressive and extensive list so please forgive us (and let us know) if we have missed anyone… Read more
New to the club, Lyndsey Broderick, took the honours tonight with a time of 26:49 securing maximum 50 points. Nina Wilkinson posted a fast time with a 22:23 for second place and David Hall rounded off the podium.
Our fastest female of the night was Becki Newman with a time of 21:31. Well done all.
Next race is the Temple Park Cross Country this Saturday. You will be awarded 10 points if this is your first XC of the year, and 15 additional points if you took part at Tanfield. GOOD LUCK ALL.
Many thanks for my beautiful assistant Leanne for officiating and helping with the results. Click here to see them in full.
In August we printed an article on the website about this year’s Club Championships that stated David Scoins was the new v60 record holder. This was an error as the record was and still is held by our late former chairman Terry O’Gara (39.24 in 2005 at the age of 63). This was a genuine mistake and apologies to David (who should still be acknowledged for an awesome run) and Terry’s family.
And so it began, another glorious weekend of athletics and in particular, running, in the mighty Toon – it was Great North Run time!
This year contained a number of firsts for me: my first boy running the race of his life for the first time in the Great North Mini Run; my first GNR after baby number two and the first time I nearly had to bail out.
It’s nearly time people! Less than 48 hours until the greatest half marathon in the world!
Hopefully you are all resting before the big day now. Just a reminder that team Green and Gold will meet for pre-GNR photo at 10am on the left hand bank of the orange zone.
The traditional post-GNR drink will be at the Maggie Bank in North Shields as the Porthole is permanently closed 🙁
Good luck everyone!