Toby 2023

A hardy bunch of Wallsend Harrier cyclists braved the gruelling 160+ miles of the Sandstone Way for this year’s Toby, raising money for St Oswald’s Hospice.

There is still time to donate so please do if you can. We support St Oswald’s every year. It is a charity which means a lot to our club.

This year’s challenge, which took place between the 18th to 20th August, was not for the faint hearted. Usually a route for mountain bikers, this challenging route goes from one end of Northumberland to the other, traversing an ever-changing landscape which is rich in history, geology and iconic scenery. They went on road, off road, through fields, up hills, down hills, through fords and animals galore!

The awesome crew were Dave C, Kev, Paul S, Rob S, Barry, Darryl, Dave Hughes, Alan Durney, Mick S, and Fitz. Well done lads! An amazing achievement. We are all very proud of you.

Tommy Morgan

It is with great sadness that Wallsend Harriers share the news that life-time member Tommy Morgan has passed. Tommy was a member of the club for over 30 years, initially coaching our younger athletes along with the late Margaret Watson. Tommy was greatly respected by his athletes and really inspired our athletes for many years. 

Tommy saw that we needed officials across the North East and took on a number of roles. He officiated at the very highest level but always came back to his beloved Wallsend to support grass roots athletics. 

Tommy will be warmly remembered for his contributions to the club and North East athletics. RIP Tommy.

Gordon Smith Relay results

Thank-you to all the teams who took part in another fantastic evening of running in memory of our former chairman Gordon Smith. The rain held off and we had perfect conditions for some super fast times. Big shout out to the officials, volunteers and organisers for all their hard work in making it a successful event. And to Stuart Whitman for his fab photography as ever!

Congratulations to the top 3 women’s teams:

  1. North Shields Poly
  2. Tyne Bridge Harriers
  3. Elswick Harriers

And top 3 men’s teams:

  1. Sunderland Harriers
  2. Gateshead Harriers
  3. Morpeth Harriers

Full results below

Women’s Results

Men’s Results

Fastest legs on the night were:

Senior male – Calum Johnson (Gateshead Harriers), 0:09:12

Vet male – Stephen Jackson (Sunderland Harriers), 0:09:43

Senior female – Lucy Crookes (Tyne Bridge Harriers). 0:11:00

Vet female – Charlotte Penfold (North Shields Poly), 0:10:39

See you all next year!

Terry O’Gara Results

A huge thanks to everyone who took part in our Terry O’Gara 5k memorial race. Conditions were perfect and we had some amazing racing. A huge shout out to our amazing officials and our volunteer marshals 💚💛

We hope you enjoyed the race and hope to see you back at the same venue on Wednesday 10th May for the very popular Gordon Smith Relays. 3 x 2 miles (3 athletes must include at least one vet).

Junior results click here.

Senior results here.

Summary of senior results:
Alex Brown (Morpeth) led the men home in a new course record of 14:26 with Joe Wales (Gateshead) in 2nd place in 14:52 and Chris Coulson (Houghton) in 3rd in 14:56.

Sophie Harris (Elswick) led the women home in 16:20 followed by Danielle Hodgkinson (Wallsend) in 16:45 and Holly Waugh (NSP) in 16:48. All results below:

Magnificent March!

What an absolute nail-biting belter of a cross country season we’ve had this year! With a slow start from the women in the autumn (and I don’t mean slow in speed, but sluggish in numbers), and relegation from division one on the cards they soon rallied round and came out in force for the last big two – Thornley Hall Farm and Alnwick. We knew who we had to beat, but it wasn’t going to be easy.

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