Weekly Round-Up w/e 26th May

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.

How do I?…

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.

Get Involved

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

Don’t forget you can support the club by registering for the easyfundraising app and helping the club raise money. This is simple to do, download the App, link to the club then clicking on the easyfundaising app prior to making your online purchases (It’s only one additional step in the process)

Race Result

The club saw a good turnout at the weekends Northallerton 10km, a course which has been changed for this year but still an up and down course. Paul Gilsenan took top honours on the day with a 37:20 finish while the most impressive performance (in my opinion) came from Dave McKenna only just back from Ibiza and taking a number from injured Jeff Miller to run a 43:18.

Full results can be found here

We had two of our club at the weekends Edinburgh Marathon Festival, in pretty miserable conditions! Nathan running with his friend finished in 3:24, not the time his friend was looking for but sometimes it’s just getting around that counts! Kim by her own admission had a day to forget as she hit the imaginary wall and crawled home to a 3:54. It happens Kim so chin up, you will be back stronger!

Full results can be found here

We had three of our runners at the Constable Burton Trail 10km race in Leyburn. A lovely trail race….with maybe a touch of mud along the way which our athletes found to their cost! Sam Richardson was first of the three to finish, but only just as she crossed just ahead of Sharon Carbert in just over the hour. Hilary Bevan who was clearly having fun based on the photograph below finished in 1hr 22. Well done ladies.

Full results can be found here

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Diagram showing the clubs operating model, including partnerships, affiliations and competitions we are associated to
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