It’s that time of year again people. The Club Championships takes place on Friday August 14th. And we want to see as many green and golds there as possible (don’t forget it counts towards the Summer Grand Prix series).
The route consists of one (approx. 3 mile) lap for the women and two laps (approx. 6 miles) for the men. There is also a one mile race for Juniors. The senior course starts and finishes at the top of Rheydt Avenue (the car park of the Centurion Golf Club in Wallsend) and takes runners along Appletree Gardens, up Benton Road, along the Coast Road and back down West Street for the first (and only lap for the women!) lap. The Juniors’ race starts at the top of West Street at 6.15pm.
The seniors’ race starts at 6.45pm with all runners starting at the same time.
There will still be a session at the club on Thursday night for anyone interested.
This weekend marks a momentous occasion for Wallsend Harriers – it is 40 years since the club was re-established in 1975.
It coincides nicely with our hosting of the next Track & Field meeting at Churchill Playing Fields, Whitley Bay, on Saturday (8th August) and we would love to see as many Green and Golds there as possible. Whether you are competing or supporting it would be great if you could join us. After the competition we will be having a barbecue so please come along and celebrate with us. If you’d like to attend the bbq please let Becki know so we have an idea of numbers for food.
TRACK & FIELD
We would appreciate any support you can give us at the track on Saturday. If you are unable to compete then we still need plenty of hands on deck for manning events, looking after results, PA announcing , marshals etc. Please let Becki or Paddy know and please arrive at about 10am, before the first event at 11am.
GREEN AND GOLD PARK RUN
To also mark the anniversary Whitley Bay Park Run is kindly going Green and Gold on Saturday (8th August)! So get your vest on and come and join us for a cracking 5k down on the sea front by the Spanish City. If you don’t fancy running then we need plenty of marshals on the morning (please arrive no later than 8.30am). It’s only for an hour and then you can head straight to the track to continue the celebrations! Please let Michael Day know if you can help.
Dave took the glory after an excellent run as 27 runners took on the Summer Grand Prix course. Despite wanting an earlier start, he still finished ahead by 18 seconds from debutant Cynthia Scoins, with Keith O’Donnell rounding out the top 3. With no Harry or Nick, our fastest male was Simon Lyon beating Matt Darbyshire by 1 second, with a 10:49. Gill Weatherill was the fastest female with a 13:53, 11 seconds ahead of Leanne Smith.
Don’t forget it’s the next in our Summer Grand Prix (SGP) series on Tuesday (21st July). Make sure you go to the Rising Sun Country Park (meet at Barking Dog pub car park) at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. Please DO NOT go to Hadrian Park Leisure Centre.
The next race as part of the SGP is the Morpeth 10k on Tuesday 4th August. For more info click here.