Weekly Round-Up w/e 10th March

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

Senior Harriers took top honours at the Midweek Darlington Trail 5km race, the Baydale Beck 5km as Simon Rogers and Kim Stephenson finished first male/female respectively in the evening race. Colin Taylor pushed Simon all the way to top dog on the day with Lucas Rogers 5th over the line just ahead of Michael Bleasby. Full list of runners are below.

Down in Lancashire we had three of our marathon runners in action at the flat and fast Trimpell 20. This course is notoriously quick and attracts runners from near and far. Sunday was no exception as all three of our boys ran personal bests, in 30th place in a time of 02:06:03 Gareth Kyle was first home followed by Jake Brown in 41st place in a time of 02:10:15 with Tom Leighton 76th in 02:17:34. Great running lads!

Full results can be found here

Sunday saw the club supporting events at Croft Circuit with a range of races from 5km to marathon. We had competitors in the 5km race, Kyle Sridhar taking 4th place ahead of Matthew Foster in 18:24/18:56 but 3rd and 4th in their categories respectively with Ellie Howarth 21st and 4th in the senior women race. Trevor Mitchell was the only half marathon entrant from the club finishing 54th in 1:49:11. Paul Gilsenan was 7th in the 20mile race in 2:08:14, Louise and Barry Talman running together finished their 20miles in 2:31:07/08 while Catherine Anderson and Phil Doonan followed suit running the course together in 3:14:53/55. Well done all who ran and who supported on the day.

Full results can be found here

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