History

This is a timeline of our great clubs history dating all the way back to 1891. We have had many fantastic athletes, coaches, volunteers and people at our club over the years and continue to do so today.

This site is to capture specific moments of history, newspaper clippings, key moments or achievements. Any information which is incorrect including dates or if you have additional information (or anything we can add to the site) please contact us through the clubs contact us pages, all information would be gratefully received.

Current race reports (predominately 2015 onwards) can be found on our website.

Thank you for reading and for being a part of our clubs history and future.

Timeline

1900
Darlington Harriers Team Photo 1900-01

Darlington Harriers Team Photo 1900-01

Charles Mountford can be seen to the right of the middle doorway, back row

1901
Patron’s Cap Race Handicap

Patron’s Cap Race Handicap

Handicap race carried out at Feethams.

1902

Junior Champions

Letter confirming Harriers as Junior champions of the Northern Counties 1902.

1902
Butterfield, Northern  Junior Cross Country Champion 1902

Butterfield, Northern Junior Cross Country Champion 1902

George Butterfield – Northern counties junior cross country champion 1902.

1902
Darlington Harriers Junior Team Photo 1902

Darlington Harriers Junior Team Photo 1902

Charles Mountford pictured 3rd left on the back row, wearing a flat cap with Jim Blenkhorn 3rd left on the front row seated

1902
Junior Champions 1902

Junior Champions 1902

Letter confirming Harriers as Junior champions of the Northern Counties 1902.

1903
Captain Bob Stockdale, ‘The Plodder’

Captain Bob Stockdale, ‘The Plodder’

R.J. ‘Bob’ Stockdale. Club captain for 6 years and a self confessed plodder.

1903
Success at Northern Counties Cross Country Championships

Success at Northern Counties Cross Country Championships

Success again for Darlington Harriers at the 1903 Northern counties cross country championships. Communication before the invention of social media, email and text messaging

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