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Darlo Duo Do The Biz

Under 13 DHAC team mates, Libby Hammond and Harry Lyons were both in action last week at the Cleveland Schools County XC Championships. Having qualified from the previous round in early December last year, they were both representing Stockton Town today in the ‘Junior’ Year 8/9 categories. Both young athletes are in Year 8 so …

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A Marathon Effort

Lee Hammond is undertaking a challenge this year to run a marathon each month starting this month in Gloucester raising money for the Rose Education Foundation. (see information below). Lee had a great start to the year achieving a personal best in 4:40:51, nearly twenty minutes of his previous best which was 5:00:31. Fantastic effort …

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Half Measures for Dave

Organised by the It’s Grim Up North Running team, the Gargrave Half Marathon is run on the quiet roads of Gargrave, North Yorkshire and has an added appeal of a bespoke medal, beer and chocolate….and for this years event, a discount on the distance! Due to ice on the course the half marathon was then …

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Four Villages for Shirley

Shirley Gibson was our only competitor at the Essar Four Villages Half Marathon, a popular road race on rural roads around Helsby in Cheshire organised by Helsby Running Club. This race is in its 37th year and was voted Best Half Marathon in the North in this year’s Challenge Awards so definitely one to pencil …

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NEHL Sherman Cup

Some of our Junior Harriers just couldn’t wait to burn off those Christmas calories with one of the first cross country competitions of the New Year. The annual event, hosted by the North East Harrier League, was as popular as ever, attracting athletes from all over the region, including six from our junior squad. Here’s …

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2019 Club Presentation Evening

Who needs Sports Personality of the Year when we have our very own Darlington Harriers Annual Awards Presentation evening. Central Hall, at Darlington’s Dolphin Centre, was packed to the rafters with both Junior and Senior Harriers, all there to celebrate the club’s successes over the past year and confirming the abundance of talent within the …

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Daniel’s Man up!

Maria Daniels made the long trip to the Isle of Man for the Half Marathon. This race has an initial section of undulation with the remainder of the course flat, finishing at the Ballacloan Stadium, ensuring that the finishers get a great reception. Maria finished her half marathon in 127th in 1:53:53 and 4th in …

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Caygill Takes Two at the NEGP

We had a sprinkle of seniors in competition on Monday evening at the latest NEGP Track & Field competition. In the 1500m, Adam Russell ran an excellent 4:13:06 as a U17 athlete whilst senior Bernadette Caygill finished her heat in 4:56:01, achieving a new club record as a F40. Also in action in the Shot …

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Lyons Roar at Lord Stones 5k

We had four of our club members over at Lord Stones 5k race, which forms part of the Muddy Roads Summer Series 5km Trail Series. Harry Lyons was first home for the club in 26th place, with Andrew Neasham 60th, ahead of Brian Burdon in 139th and Deborah Jefferies in 148th. Well done all. 26 …

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Take it Knee-sey Jen

A race closer to home was the Darlington 10km, a 5.95m trail race around Darlington’s South Park. Tony Winward was again first Harrier home, finishing 2nd, with Nev Ford another Harrier in the top 5. Maria Daniels was first lady Harrier home in 29th place, husband Simon nine places further ahead. Some great performance by …

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Rogers is Despicable

No, not Simon this week…this week it was Zoe’s turn as she completed the Saturn run, an event which entrants can run as many laps as they like and collect a medal if they complete one lap. For those who run a half, full or ultra marathon, ‘pins’ are earned for their medal ribbon. These …

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Dave Smith Burns Up The Valley

Dave Smith was the lone Harrier at this weekends Burn Valley Half Marathon, a race which takes runners through minor roads that start at Marsham’s market square, through the grounds of Swinton Castle, and onward through the picturesque Burn Valley. Dave had a solid run on a tough course, finishing 82nd in 1:56:25.4. Great work …

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Harriers Head For Hull

Seven of our Junior Harriers were part of the Carmel college team that travelled to Hull recently for the next round of the ESAA Track & Field Cup. As clear winners of the 1st round against other schools within the County, they now moved on to the Regional ‘A’ Finals to take on their counterparts …

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Queens Voluntary Services Award

On May 15th, Paul Cook and Ian Morris attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May, along with other recipients of this year’s award, after Darlington Harriers received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service We are one of 281 charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The number …

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Sam Old Situation

Sam Richardson was on her travels this weekend, this time over the lake district. Whilst on her travels, a chance arose to run the Staveley Kentmere 10km Trail (which actually turned out to be 11.6km…but who’s counting). This trail race climbs out from Staveley (above the Kentmere valley) before returning along the valley itself past …

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Darren gets all Misty

Darren Gee headed off to Ingleton to do The Fellsman. This race, which is advertised as 61 miles and 11,000ft of climb, clearly wasn’t enough for Darren who, thanks to a detour on the course, clocked a staggering 62.65 miles and 12,800ft of climb…it was some day. Grim weather, with plenty of wind and rain, …

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Mark does Kieran proud

Track & Field captain Mark Tallon has been working very hard over a number of months to ensure that the Kieran Maxwell Open event went off without a hitch, and with a number of late changes to personnel this was always going to be a challenge. Thanks to some IT support from Tom ‘The Fist’ …

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