Liam Brittle

Northern Schools Inter Counties Cross Country Championships

Hundreds of young athletes took another step towards competing at the English Schools Cross Country Finals at the Northern Schools Inter Counties Cross Country Championships. Having gone through Town, then County, stages, it was now time for the Inter-County Championships where teams from Northumberland, Durham, Cleveland, Cumbria and North Yorkshire battled it out for place …

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Liam Back Indoors

Having missed virtually all of the 2019 Track and Field season through injury, Liam Brittle was back on the track last weekend, but this time it was indoors. Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport was the location for the first Northern Athletics Indoor Open meeting, and Liam had entered the 2000m; only his second race since …

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Rain Stops Play

Unfortunately, due to the horrendous weather conditions on Friday night and Saturday morning, the Durham Schools Track & Field Championships were cancelled. Many of our juniors were due to compete with the hope of being selected for the County team who will take part in the Northern Inter Counties at Gateshead next weekend. Selections will …

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Huge Turnout At North Easterns

Hundreds of athletes descended upon Middlesbrough last weekend for two days of full on competition at the North East’s premier track and field meeting. Clubs from all over the region were represented, in all age groups from Under 13 and above in the ever popular NECAA Championships.The weather had settled and the athletes could look …

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Libby leads the way

Last week, on a cold, wet and windy day, Under 13 Harrier, Libby Hammond was in action at Middlesbrough Sports Village. She was representing her school, the Ian Ramsey CE Academy at the Stockton District Athletics Championships. She had a busy day competing in the 800m, the long jump and the 4 x 100m relay. …

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Juniors Impress At Gateshead

The daffodils may be out and the recent sunny spell tells us summer is on the way, but last Sunday’s Gateshead Open was a stark reminder that winter has not long gone! The strong breeze made it feel like December again and athletes had to stay wrapped up, but there was still a decent turnout, …

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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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Back Indoors For The Northerns

Last weekend saw two full days of action packed athletics when Sheffield’s English Institute of Sport hosted the Northern Athletics Indoor Championships. This event was just for the older athletes, with competitors from the Under 17, Under 20 and Senior age categories. DHAC had two of our most experienced juniors taking part; Charlotte Rutter and …

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Darlington Duo Head Indoors

With the Cross Country season now in full flow, for those who want to continue with their track and field events, and stay warm and dry in the process, there’s always the option to move indoors. And that’s exactly what two of our Junior Harriers did last weekend, when they travelled to the English Institute …

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Juniors in training for XC

In preparation for this season’s British Milers Club meetings, some of our junior Harriers recently attended the annual BMC residential training camp at Spinkhill, Sheffield. From Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October, Liam Brittle, India Pentland and Ellie Phillips were in the company of some of the country’s best young athletes for a weekend of …

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Liam Heads back to Kielder

While the adults were out tackling what’s known as “Britain’s Most Beautiful Marathon” back at Leaplish Waterside Park, our next generation of runners got the chance to show us what they’re made of…..and back for his second year running was our very own, Under 17 Harrier, Liam Brittle.The Kielder Junior Races were split into two …

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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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DHAC Talent Heads To Liverpool

Three of our juniors travelled to Liverpool last weekend to show off their talent at the Northern Athletics Championships. Open to Under 13’s, Under 15’s and Under17’s, this popular event is always well attended and a great chance to compete against some of the bigger clubs and higher ranking athletes from the North of the …

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What a load of cobbles

Another race to take place this week was the Durham 5 and 10km events on Wednesday evening. The World Heritage Site provides the stunning backdrop to this exciting event that chases through the narrow cobbled streets and along the beautiful River Wear with the imposing 900 year old Cathedral always beckoning. Tony Winward was first …

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News In Brief

More Bling For Jasmine! For the second year running, Under 17 Harrier, Jasmine Sharp, represented Great Britain at the FISEC Catholic Schools Games. Last year she travelled to Italy, but this year she joined the rest of the GB team in Genk, Belgium…..and once again she came home with a medal. After a tremendous throw …

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