Flashback Friday – Wallsend men lift Sisterson Trophy

Today we head back to 2009 and another victorious and historic day for the Green and Golds.

On the 2nd April of that year the Evening Chronicle reported on 40 plus Wallsend Harrier men turning out for the last fixture of the Start Fitness North East Harrier League at Temple Park in South Shields (now the x-country venue for the Sherman Cup in January).

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Wallsend way back when…

Here’s a fab blast from the green and gold past.

This article shows Wallsend Harriers Paul Morgan winning the Northern Cross Country junior title at Pontefract 27 years ago.

Surprisingly Paul didn’t get a medal in the North Easterns – he finished sixth – but a few weeks later he responded with a superb run in the Northerns, inspiration for all athletes!

We hope to see lots of juniors out on the fields when cross country is up and coming again.

Thanks to Bill McGuirk for the article.

From one great to another…

For anyone who couldn’t make our first virtual AGM last night (it was great to see so many of you there), we’d like to formally announce that Paddy Dinsmore is now Chair of Wallsend Harriers. Bill will continue his close relationship with the club as President.

Bill Todd has been our chair for over four years and as most of you know, he is in much demand as a devoted grandad and he steps down from his position, in his own words, “not because something is wrong – quite the opposite actually, as so much is right!”

His full report is available in the AGM minutes but we thought you’d like to read his closing remarks:

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