Darren Thompson

Virtual Relays

Event organisers have had to get their thinking caps on over the last few weeks on how to provide a ‘virtual’ version of their particular event, rather than cancelling it altogether.  Basically, competitors would run the event locally, adhering to all the social distancing guidelines required, then submit their results to the organisers for comparison …

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Breezy At The Brownlee 5K

We had twenty Harriers at this years Alistair Brownlee 5km race. A race known for quick times on a pancake flat course… At least until the flyover was added a few years ago! That didn’t stop a number of excellent performances on the day including Tony Winward who once again excelled, breaking the 17 minute …

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Thompson gets back in the Move

Darren Thompson was back in action at the Leicestershire half marathon, a race which he ran in 2018 in aid of the MOVE Charity. Darren, who has recently returned to running and not in top shape just yet still put in an excellent performance to finish 43rd in 1:26:33, not bad for a lad who’s …

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It’s raining PB’s in York

York was the destination for some this weekend as runners took on both the 10mile race as well as the marathon. These popular and picturesque routes both have PB potential as the routes are flat and fast.The event takes participants past some of the beautiful city of York’s splendid historic sites and along scenic country …

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Allan warms up the Brass Monkey

There was the usual high turnout at this year Brass Monkey, on a course and a day ideal for fast running and personal bests, many club runners weren’t disappointed at the finish line. Paul Allan was one of many to smash his personal best, taking 4 minutes of his previous best, Darren Thompson finished in …

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Thompson Dazzles at Melmerby

Another local race to take place on Sunday was Melmerby 10km, a short trip down the A1 outside of Ripon. Three Harriers made the trip which proved to have mixed fortunes for the trio. The course is one big loop so kind of an out and back with a few tricky little climbs to tackle …

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Windy at the Barrage

The Tees Barrage 10k Race continues to attract the abilities of all runners from clubs to recreational. This popular race aims to promote running, encourage healthy living and to promote the great icon landmarks around the Tees between the Newport and the Millennium bridges. This is a great course for a PB, or if you …

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Moses wins

On Good Friday at New Marske, Darlington Harriers were once again out in force with the biggest club representation. On a cool day with a small amount of wind there was some excellent performances amongst the club right the way through the field. Lewis Moses was in supreme form leaving the field standing as he …

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Allan and Taylor on the podium

On a beautiful spring morning at South Park a large number of Harriers came along to support one of our club races of the season, the South Park 20. I can’t understate this enough but the efforts that go into these events by the people setting up, completing registrations, timekeeping, marshalling or at the water …

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Rags to Riches

After a week which saw snow cause havoc on British roads as it does every year many expected (or hoped) that the weekend’s Cross Country may be called off at North Ormesby. No such luck!! Paul Lowe even dislocated his shoulder as a way of avoiding to run….I mean the lengths people will go to! …

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Daz shopping at Wilkinson’s

Darren Thompson finally got his hands on his winning medal and trophy from the clubs 5km handicap. Steve Wilkinson was chuffed to be able to make the presentation to Darren who was ecstatic as the picture shows. Darren said “He couldn’t wait to get home and make sure it was polished like it had never …

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Daz gets clean getaway at handicap

Last Sunday morning at West park, the club handicap took place in icy conditions. After some reviewing of times and handicaps put forward we have now, what we hope a final version using difference from target to actual as a measurement. Darren Thompson taking honours ahead of Michael Robson and Andy Campbell-Critchley. Thank you to …

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