Peter Armstrong

Weekly Round up w/e 13th November

How do I?… Club Championship Points can be found here Race Results Some of our U11 athletes were competing at the cross country at Barlborough Hall near Chesterfield last week. These races are regarded as one of the premier events for independent schools with over 300 runners taking part across the under 9, under 10 …

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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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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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Talman Tut Gud in Berlin

The weekend saw a number of Harriers in Berlin for one of the World marathons. This marathon is where world records are set and broken and the weekend proved to be a close run thing as Bekele missed the WR time by a couple of seconds. The event was surprisingly unorganised, going against the grain …

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Harriers Half A Great Run

Sunday saw the annual Great North Run take place, a race which two of our club members (Paul Kelly and Harry Singh) have ran since it’s introduction in 1981, an amazing feat! This event attracts tens of thousands of competitors, many of whom raise thousands of pounds for their chosen charity and sees runners making …

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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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Blaydon Races

Ah me lads, ye shudda seen us gannin’, We pass’d the foaks upon the road just as they wor stannin’; Thor wes lots o’ lads an’ lasses there, all wi’ smiling faces, Gannin alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races….that’s more than enough of that!! This 5.4mile race from Newcastle upon Tyne to …

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Jade Romps Home First

At tonight’s Roseberry Romp fell race, Jade Hutchinson showed her skills of downhill running and was best in class as she stormed past many runners on her descent. This fell race is a run (or rock climbing!) up Roseberry Topping and then back down again… A short race, but very tough with a steep climb …

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Hilary keeps on Miling

We had a number of athletes competing at the NYSD this week in both the 200m and the 1 mile race. Some excellent performances on the night from all of our senior athletes including Hilary Bevan who undertook her first mile event and finished in an excellent 7:48.6. Well done everyone, results below.

NEMAA Relays for a while

A handful of Harriers headed to Jarrow to take part in the 3 person relay event, each runner completing 3km per leg. With three competitive teams representing the club on the evening all runners did themselves proud. The ladies V35 team finished in 2nd place only to the Athletics Giants Morpeth while the mens V35 …

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A Relay Good Effort

HUNDREDS of runners flocked to a popular relay race for its 13th annual event. The Neptune Relays took place on Wednesday in Hardwick Park, near Sedgefield, where about 500 athletes from across the North-East competed for trophies and bags of fruit. Each team has 4 runners each running 1.7m, the Harrier team containing Barry Talman, …

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Seven go to Manchester

Sunday saw a number of Harriers make the start line for the Manchester Marathon. After a number of weeks gruelling runs, making it to the start line of the event itself is sometimes an achievement after training claims victims throughout the usual 16 weeks training.Don’t ever play how difficult it is to run a marathon, …

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Big PB for Brown at the Big Ten

Another race to take place on Sunday was the Big 10mile race at Northumberland. This is a slightly undulating race, starting at Kirkley Hall and takes in the villages of Ogle and Whalton before returning to Kirkley Hall for the finish. We had three members in action, Peter Armstrong taking the line first for the …

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