The legendary Blaydon Races takes place on Tuesday (9th June) so there will be no club session on that night. If you’re not running then do come along and support all the Green and Golds. It’s always a cracking night and most of the runners, friends and family will be off to celebrate at the pub straight after.
Just a reminder that the next track and field event takes place in Middlesbrough on Saturday 6th June. As well as athletes we need plenty of supporters down there so bring your friends and family and a picnic for a cracking day out!
If you still want to take part then please let Paddy or Becky know as soon as possible, it’s a great way of competing together as a team along with our friends from Blyth. The times are shown below…
Would you like the opportunity to become a fully qualified coach?
As our club continues to thrive we want to make sure that we have enough qualified coaches to support our fantastic athletes. This means we are on the outlook for enthusiastic people to join our coaching team. We are after 10 people to join our team from across all our groups. If this is something you’d be keen to explore please speak to Paddy. It’s a simple process and the more coaches we have the easier it will be to continue increasing our numbers.
Sean McIntyre wins the second Summer Grand Prix holding off a host of runners at the finish line. Sean beat his handicap time by 15 seconds to record a time of 11:45. Olly Aird ran an excellent 12:02 to finish 2nd and Lynsey Smith edged into 3rd place.
Well done to David Scoins who beat his over 60s by 19 seconds, in a new time of 12:45.
Sean not only holds on to his lead at the top of the table but also extends it after another fantastic performance. Dan Smith is hot on his heels, and is certain to score more points before the end of the season.
Results so far here.
Next Race is the Newburn 6.5 Mile river run!! Wednesday 17th June!
Don’t forget its the Clive Cookson 10k on Wednesday (20th May) in Whitley Bay.
It’s a great, relatively flat course, with prizes for individuals and teams. Meet at Monkseaton High School and the race starts at 7.15pm.
More info here.
Clubs from across the North East descended on Segedunum, with each member of the teams of three running a two-mile leg each. This year, the new course included the gruelling Swan Hunters bank but it did not deter the awesome pack who did the former Wallsend Harriers Chairman, Gordon Smith, proud.
Tyne Bridge Harriers entered an impressive 26 teams and swept the board on the night, coming first and third in the Men’s Team category (32:48 and 34:00 respectively). Alison Dargie and Terry Scott of Tyne Bridge were the fastest male and female vets (12:19 and 11:11 respectively). Kurt Heron and James Dunce were also the club’s 1st and 2nd fastest senior men (10:45 and 10:52 respectively).
Second men’s team was Gateshead (33:50).
The top three ladies teams were Jarrow & Hebburn 00:39:19, Alnwick 00:40:31 and Gosforth 00:40:42. And the fastest lady was Paula Foley from Gateshead.
26 youngsters took part in the 1k Fun Run, with some fantastic times from our Green and Gold Juniors. First across the finish in just 5:22 was Mat Summers, with Ethan Bond second in 5:49. Marissa O’Rourke was hot on his heels as first girl in an impressive 5:51, with Ellen Williams and Briony Livermore neck and neck fourth in 5:54. Full results here.
Thanks to all those who turned out to run, not to mention the supporters, organisers, marshals and the very patient David Daniels for taking on the mammoth task of sorting the results! Full list here.
It seemed very fitting as I turned on the car radio on my way home that Radio 2 was playing ‘Local Hero’. I felt very proud to be part of a special community of North East runners who came together to remember their own local hero. I’m sure Gordon was smiling down on us all.