Weekly Round-up w/e 11th February

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

John Clifford and Nathan Price were in action at this years Valentine 10km race on Town Moor. This race is fairly flat and fast as runners complete two loops around Newcastle’s Town Moor park. From a field of 304 John was first of our two finishers despite a lack of action for a while now finishing in 36:45 and finishing 2nd V50 while Nathan broke his previous best finishing in 12th place in a time of 38:11. Well done gentleman!

Full results can be found here

We had two of our senior runners at the Old Monks race a 5.5m race which begins on trail and goes into the dene. This is a challenging course with plenty climbing to tackle before a flat tarmac back to the finish. Due to the consistent rain over the last week or so the course was flooded in some areas so some sections of deep water to tackle (as shown in the photograph below). Simon Rogers fully back after his knee operation last year finished 13th overall in 43:30 with Sue Phillips 46th in 53:42. Well done both of you!

Full results can be found here

Useful Information

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