Dave McKenna

Weekly Round up w/e 4th December

Club Christmas Appeal How do I?… Club Championship Points can be found here Volunteering Awards Friday saw the annual England Athletics Awards take place at ‘Sid’ James Park in Newcastle. These annual awards are in place to recognise individuals and clubs alike for their work in the sport and in and around the community. It …

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Weekly Round Up w/e 7th August

The Weekly round-up of club activities covering all disciplines and age groups. This report will not provide you with a detailed account of each event but should give you enough information about what’s occurred the previous week, who’s participated and links to photographs and results. We encourage all members, parents and anyone associated with the …

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Weekly Round Up w/e 27th March

Up & Coming Events CLUB PRESENTATION NIGHT – Get your ticket here for the event on 1ST April – TICKETS Young Athletes NECAA XC relay Championships, Thornley Hall Farm – 2nd April Manchester Marathon – 3rd April Kieran Maxwell T&F Event – 10th April Children With Cancer 5k Fun Run – 13th April Mermaid 10k …

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Weekly Round Up w/e 10th October

Up & Coming Events Yorkshire Marathon – 17th October NYSD XC Foxrush – 24th October NEYDL AGM – 12th November NYSD XC Croft – 14th November Croft 5k – 4th December 10:30 NYSD XC Summerhill, Hartlepool – 5th December Club Handicap – December TBC Jolly Holly Jog – 28th December NYSD XC Ormesby Hall – …

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Huge amount of Endeavour going on

Sunday saw the rescheduled Endeavour 5km races, a series of 5 races around the cycle loop (approx 1km) at Middlesborough sports village with runners placed in heats based on expected finishing times. Due to Covid19, events were split even further by having runners run in groups of four, with up to 10 seconds between start …

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Harriers do the DT40

On Saturday morning we had a number of athletes competing at the DT40 race. A tough but scenic race which is a test for endurance and mental strength. Some outstanding performances by all club runners, Paul Lowe finishing first Harrier on the day. Excellent work by you all.

Dave does the DT40

Dave McKenna was in action this weekend, this time at the DT40 event. results for this event are not available yet so a full report will cover this next week.

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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In the Eye of the Storm

A handful of our Harriers were attending the High Cup Nick fell race, a 15k event with 450m ascent on the edge of the Eden Valley which takes in the amazing High Cup Nick before returning mostly along the Pennine Way into scenic village of Dufton. The race itself is a fundraiser for the upkeep …

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Hammond Claims Handicap Crown

The day after Boxing Day we had the club Handicap race, an event organised predominantly by Ian Barnes and Lesley Miller, as a bit of post Christmas fun around the Blackwell grounds opposite South Park. The conditions were a little muddy to say the least with appropriate footwear a must (ahem) but a great course …

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Trotters Independent Traders

Sunday saw the annual McTaggart Trot, an event which sees runners placed in teams of three (one 3.7mile runner, a medium paced 7.5mile runner and a longer distance runner covering 11 miles) who have to run through each checkpoint together, losing one runner at each point leaving the longer distance to the finish. This event …

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Back Home For a Fryup?

David McKenna and partner Sarah Guy had polar opposite days at last Sunday’s Fryupdale Half marathon. The Fryup series has three events on the day comprising of a 10km race, a full and half marathon across challenging trail paths in various locations of the North Yorkshire Moors.Dave finished 4th overall on the day in 2:19:58 …

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Harriers Fly On Home Soil

Today saw the annual Darlington 10km race, and for a nice change the weather was kind to the runners with cool conditions and even a little bit of light rain to keep runners cool. For those who haven’t ran the Darlington 10km before, this race starts behind Boyes leading up to Stanhope road and on …

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