Weekly Round Up w/e 12th June

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The Weekly round-up of club activities covering all disciplines and age groups. This report will not provide you with a detailed account of each event but should give you enough information about what’s occurred the previous week, who’s participated and links to photographs and results. We encourage all members, parents and anyone associated with the club to provide us with any content that may enhance the information that is shared each week.

Up & Coming Events

For up and coming event information click here

DateEvent NameEntry Link
22/06/22Run 4 LouisENTER
13/07/22Pitstop 10k, 5k & Fun RunENTER
20/08/22South Park 10ENTER
17/09/22South Park 20ENTER

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Race Results

Club Championship Points can be found here

Monday night saw some of our Masters in action at Jarrow again with some excellent results, including a double win for Andy Harrison in the Long and High Jump competitions and Laurie Cummings record 1500m attempt. Unfortunately for Laurie he may require a further attempt after a fall prevented him from going close after a spike caused a trip. Great results all round!

Full results can be found here

Monday night saw former Harrier, Viv’ Pow, Positivity Run take place at South Park Darlington an event engineered by friend Tracy Kirk who has set herself a series of demanding running challenges in honour of Viv P, who has stage 4 bowel cancer. Thanks to the support of the club and friend’s of Viv’s the night was a fantastic success with the event raising in excess of £2000. Results from the evening can be found here with photos courtesy of Karen Harland here Next event will be the 4 Louis event organised by Samantha Richardson so please come along and get involved.

At the NEGP Match, 3, at Jarrow this week we had a number of our athletes in action across both Track & Field on the night. Results are listed below for our club members. Excellent results everyone!

Full results can be found here Photos below courtesy of Stuart Whitman

Ah went to Blaydon Races, ‘twas on the ninth of Joon, In eighteen hundred an’ sixty-two, on a summer’s efternoon….a small number of our seniors headed to Blaydon to take on the Blaydon Races, a race which had a new course for the first time since 1862 and increased the distance from the usual 5.67mile (random distance) to just shy of 10km. Serial Blaydon runner Steve Wilkinson who has ran this race for over a quarter of a century now was first home in 40:13 ahead of Steve Graydon who finished in 43:44. Nicky Young was first lady home crossing the finish line in 47:04.

Full results can be found here

Nicky Young and Michael Robson at the start of the Blaydon race

Congratulations to all of our athletes at the County Championships this weekend, we are still waiting confirmation of all results but based on social media posts we had some outstanding performances again! More on this next week.

The weekend saw the return of the Swaledale marathon, a 23 mile course, fell run which is a challenge for competitors to navigate themselves and complete the course within 10 hours. Former club member Jamie Rutherford crossed the line in first place again making him a two-time winner with sister Susie (Stephen) 3rd lady.

Val Clarke finished in 113th position ahead of Ultra Runner Mark Milner who was 168th and Rob Stewart who finished in 291st. Well done all of you. Full results can be found here

Quick selfie from Rob

Deborah Jefferies was our only competitor at the White Horse Marathon, a circular race which starts and finishes at Sutton Bank. Deborah did great completing this challenging marathon in 7hrs 50.01. Great work Deborah, full results can be found here

‘it’s a long long road….’Deborah Jefferies

Trevor Mitchell was our solo competitor at the Doncaster half marathon this weekend a race which starts and finishes from the Keepmoat Stadium with a finish on the pitch in the stadium. On the day Trevor finished with a sub 1.50 crossing the line in 1.49.35. Good running Trevor! Full results can be found here

Trevor, White in the mix!

Brian Thompson was our only competitor at the weekends Southend half marathon, a coastal race with a course which is described as fast, flat and traffic free making it ideal for first time half marathon runners as well as more seasoned runners looking to achieve a PB. On the day Brian finished in a time of 1.55.31. Great work Brian. Results can be found here

Thumbs up from Brian

The club won its senior league host fixture at MSV Sunday after being led into battle by team captains Sarah Johnson and Karl Murray. One of the officials on the day noted there was poor showing of officials outside of our club, in particular on the track where there were only four in total, two of which were from our club – Ian Barnes and Gillian Buckley.  Gillian who is still a level 1 official, dragged the entire track timetable through all the events including the hurdles and steeplechase events and without her the fixture could not have taken place. Massive kudos to you Gillian!

Lucia Florian-Tallon, who only turned up early due to husband Mark’s early start is another notable shout out after jumping in to help another club by leading the men’s and women’s hammer, including reading the EDM with an under staffed team around her. Along with Ian, Mark, Trevor, Gillian and Brian Burdon, you all deserve a huge shout out for helping this event take place and for gaining additional points to the senior teams tally once again proving that it’s not just heroes who wear shorts and vests!

Official points amounted to 55 points on the day which equals 8 X 6 1st place and 1 x 2nd place. Food for thought!

Full results can be found here when available

Get Involved

Darlington Community Carnival takes place this year on Saturday 25th June. The carnival starts at 11:30am with a parade of local groups from the Market Square to Stanhope Park. My friend Lin has arranged for one of the groups to be a team of runners representing clubs in the town. She’s already got Quakers, SRG, Tri Club, and a few others, and is looking for some Harriers to join in too. We’re after about 4 grown ups and 2 juniors to join the parade wearing their Harriers kit. Anyone interested please contact Hilary Bevan directly.

London Marathon Championship and Good For Age application is open. Click here to apply

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The qualifying period for the 2023 TCS London Marathon began on 4 October 2021 and will end at 23:59 on 2 October 2022. To apply for a GFA place in the 2023 TCS London Marathon, you need to achieve the relevant qualifying time displayed below during the qualifying period.

Qualifying times must have been run at an in-person event that has a certified marathon course, or at the virtual 2022 TCS London Marathon. In-person race courses must have been certified by UKA, the Association for International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS), or a national governing body for distance running for the country in which the race is held. Further information on qualifying through the virtual 2022 TCS London Marathon is available below.

Meeting the qualifying time for your age category does not guarantee entry into the event, but simply the opportunity to submit an application. The maximum number of GFA places is 6,000 (3,000 men and 3,000 women). Places will be allocated on a ‘fastest first’ basis comparative to your age and the qualifying time.
If you have a GFA qualifying time that is less than 10 minutes under the qualifying time for your age group, we advise you to still enter the 2023 TCS London Marathon ballot (the opening date will be announced by 2 October 2022) to increase your chances of gaining a place.

Iain McCulloch is looking to raise £1,000 to raise awareness of suicide in young men – in memory of Andrew Raine and Iain’s brother Alastair. Iain and a group of family and friends are cycling the C2C route across England, during the first week in August. This initiative is in the memory of those young men who have lost their life with proceeds split between Samaritans and Mind with a hope that this money is used to reach out to people who are in a similar position. Tremendous thing to do Iain, well done.

You can support Iain by clicking here and making a donation

Suicide – RCPCH – State of Child Health
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