Track & Field #2 Coming home

At the second meet of the track & field summer league our green and golds teamed up with our friends at Blyth to compete against some of the top clubs in the North East on home turf – Churchill athletics track in Whitley Bay.

Desperate to retain our rightful place in division one, we threw, jumped, ran and sprinted with every bone in our bodies. Some were competing in events they hadn’t touched since school. It takes guts to try something new for the first time (or a very long time), even more so in front of a home crowd. But our harriers know that securing a vital point for just completing an event can make all the difference to our placing. It is literally the taking part that counts. So thank you to everyone who participated, officiated and supported us. As usual we were the loudest and proudest club there. 💚💛

Despite all our efforts we are fighting at the bottom end of the table, in 5th place out of 6th. Please, please, if you haven’t already taken part, come and do your bit for your great club and compete in the next meet on Sunday 10th July at Morpeth. If everyone took part in just one event over the season it would make all the difference! 🙏

Athletes on the day were:

Paul McAleer, Denver Stretesky, Karl Burton, Jimmy Hill, Ian Gowing, Richard Heslop, Tom Sursham, Lee Pattinson, Mark Covell, Paul Corrigan, Iain Hall, Kerry Spencer, Nikki Stewart, Laureen Brown, Chrystal Skelton, Megan Pattinson, Emily James, Alex Ross, Lily Robson, Julie Collinson, Christine Stretesky, Julie Richardson and Laura Stout. (Please let me know if I’ve missed you).

A special mention to wor Julie C who took on the immense challenge of the hurdles for the first time. Unfortunately she had a fall (not whilst successfully clearing the hurdles I might add) and badly dislocated her knee. As expected her green and gold comrades rallied round her and she was given medical assistance. She’s recovering at home after a trip to hospital and we all wish her a speedy recovery. We’re all thinking of you Julie. 💕