Entries open for Terry O’Gara Memorial Race

IMG_9988_sizedThis year’s Terry O’Gara 5k Memorial Race takes place on Sunday April 24th.  Terry was former Chairman of Wallsend Harriers, a beloved father, husband, grandfather and friend who sadly passed away in 2012.

Come along and run in memory of the great man and a much-loved competitor in the North East’s running circuit.

We have a new, flat course for both races (great for a PB) at Cobalt Business Park.

Click here to enter the Terry O’Gara 5k and here to see the prospectus. You will also find details and a map of the new course.

It is £16 for affiliated club runners

£17 for unattached runners

£18 on the day

The race starts at 10am with a Junior Race at 10.45am (approx. 1 mile). Juniors can enter on the day.

There will be goody bags to all finishers and cash prizes for first three males and females as well as for over 40,50,60,70 (male) and 35,45,55,65 (female).

Subs 2016/2017

As agreed at the AGM we are changing the way we pay subs. Subs will be paid through the England Athletics online system but we need to set this up first. Details will follow.

If you have changed your email address in the last year, please let us know. Subs remain at £45 for seniors and £20 for juniors. This includes the increased EA fee of £13 for 2016. As agreed at the AGM the charge for paying through EA will be paid by the club this year.

Many thanks

Elaine Liu (Treasurer)

Another smoggy tops a table!

Another smoggy tops a table, as Ian Gowing bounds to victory.

A great race from Ian who was too strong for the rest of the field, despite a fight from Leanne Smith and Nathan Dalgarno. Ian finished with a season’s best of 20:22. Leanne, who also recorded the fastest female of the night with a PB 21:35. Fastest male of the night was yet again Harry Coates in an excellent 16:21. Well done all!

Kevin Wilson and Alan Heslington hold the top two spots in the winter grand prix table with Olly Aird holding 3rd place outright over Nina Wilkinson. However, as only your best four races count and 4 of the 6 races have been completed, anyone can still be caught.

Massive thank you to Christine and Sean for an excellent job officiating tonight, and Leanne for helping me with the times. Next race will be the Newcastle XC (TBC) on the 13th February, followed by the WGP#5 on the 16th February.

Gary

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