Welcome to Darlington Harriers Weekly Round-up Report, keep reading to see what has occurred this week and what is coming up for club members.
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Our club was formed in 1891, but how did the club become Darlington Harriers? Who were the people that founded the club? Read about some of the great athletes that have graced our club, Olympians George Butterfield, Robert Hawkey and Joy Grieveson. Read about Fred Wyers who competed in the 1958 Commonwealth Games and other notable athletes such as Bob Stockdale, William Wylie, Ian Barnes, Paul Harker, Lewis Moses, Kieran Maxwell who have graced our club over the years and let’s not forget all the current members. The club is steeped in the town’s history from basic beginnings to current day and these pages will be updated daily as I trawl through the British Newspaper Archives.
We want to see the club colours at all of our events, especially team events such as relays, National, Northern or North-Eastern where we can get together as a group, support each other and make these events a social occasion. So let me introduce you to our Senior Club Captains.
In addition to athletes, we are always looking for volunteers to support club and local events so please reach out to Sarah Johnson as your first point of contact if you can support in any way shape or form. Thank you! #UTH
We had four of our athletes competing at the flat and fast Leeds Abbey Dash, an event that attracts many fast runners to the area to try and get probably their last 10km race of the year in and hopefully a personal best to push them into 2024. Jake Brown was first home for the club absolutely smashing his old best by around 90 seconds ahead of team mate Gareth Kyle after his recent Greek holiday, finishing in a time of 36:31 who in turn was 6 seconds faster than Ed Lamb who I believe achieved his own PB. Helen Stephenson was our 4th runner putting in an excellent performance clocking 45.23. Great running by you all.
Full results can be found here