Benedict Davies

Group Training Returns

Glad To Be Back Training Over the last couple of weeks following updated guidelines from England Athletics, the club has started to return to group training. We’ve had Senior groups out on the roads and trails, Junior endurance back at the track and out on cross-country, and Junior foundation group and speed groups for both

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Young Athletes Raising The Bar

After being selected to represent England at the World Kettlebell Championships, Under 15 Harrier, Benedict Davies and DHAC coach, Ste Gordon were amongst those mentioned in the local press this week. You can check out the full story here

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Bank Holiday Heatwave

Looking back at last year’s Tartan Games photos was a stark reminder of how bad the English summer can be. As many of you will remember, it was a day for wrapping up warm as the rain gradually got heavier and athletes battled it out on a waterlogged track! In contrast, this year’s meeting took

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Miles ahead in class

On Friday Evening, the club held it’s Mile Night at Shildon Athletic stadium, an event masterminded by Club Chairman, Mark Tallon. The weather couldn’t have been better for the nights graded races making racing great for all competitors.The atmosphere was superb on the night with many spectators coming along from a variety of clubs in

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Charity Colour Run

Earlier this month, a trio of Junior Harriers ran for a splendid and worthwhile cause – St. Theresa’s Hospice. These intrepid runners, Benedict Davies, Kate Williams and Emily Hornsby, started as blank canvases, dressed in white and ready to go! The course involved climbing, sliding and running over ten inflatable obstacles, whilst being blasted with

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Another String to Benedict’s Bow

The North East Open Kettlebell ChampionshipsSome of you observant folk may have noticed that one of our under 15 boys was missing from the final NEYDL competition …………but with good cause. Benedict Davies was taking part in the North East Open Kettlebell Competition. There were competitors from far and wide, even including someone from Australia!

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School Sports Awards

Before the schools broke up for the summer holidays, hundreds of Darlington students received a host of medals, certificates and trophies in recognition of their sporting achievements throughout the year. Among them, of course, were many of our Junior Harriers so here’s a selection of those that we know of. We’re sure there’ll be more,

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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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Juniors Turnout For Their County

Hundreds of junior athletes competed in one of the major events of the English Schools’ Track & Field calendar recently. Gateshead International Stadium played host to the young hopefuls who have already achieved great things by representing their County, but wanted to go one step further by doing the same at the English Schools’ National

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Combined Events Championships

Young athletes from all over County Durham descended upon Monkton Stadium last week for the Durham Schools Combined Events Championships. The 5 discipline pentathlon was for Under 15 students, specifically from school Years 8 and 9, and was a full day of running, jumping and throwing. There was a team event, but also an individual

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Huge Turnout For Kieran!

Last Sunday, hundreds of athletes from the North East and beyond, came together to celebrate the life of a remarkable young man whose story has touched the lives of many. The Kieran Maxwell Memorial is now in its second year, and this time the event had moved location to the Middlesbrough Sports Village. The Under

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Benedict Flexes his Muscles

Under 13 sprinter/high jumper, Benedict Davies, showed us just what he was made of recently, when he took part in the English Kettlebell Association qualifiers for Team England! DHAC Coach, Steve, spotted Benedict’s potential during his kettlebell training sessions and competitions, and as a result of his sheer talent, Benedict was invited to come along

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Juniors Do The North East Proud

A fitting end to an exciting season of track & field athletics took place last Sunday; the annual showdown between the North East and Yorkshire as the best of our NEYDL athletes took on their counterparts from over the border. Taken from the results throughout the season, the top 3 from each event came together

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School Sports Awards

A successful year all round for our Harriers at school as is reflected in the end of year awards, celebrating their achievements in all areas of sport. What an accolade for our Harriers, who, might I say, dominated the proceedings! It was great to see how much they have contributed not only within Harriers, but

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