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
Emma Morley headed to Valencia to take on the 10km on a day when Agnes Jebet smashed the womens world record and first lady to break 29mins as she finished in a jaw dropping (and eye brow raising from some quarters) 28:46. Emma finished her run in 56:12 along with friends David and Mary Benton. Full result can be found here
We had some of our juniors in action this weekend at the Northern Indoor Championships in Sheffield this weekend. On day 1, Izzy Edinboro got proceedings underway with a 42.88sec 300m to take 1st place in her heat and 43.66 in the following heat while Libby Hammond was 7th in the U20 60m heat in 8.49 and Beth Sullock 4th in 8.10. In the U20 shot put Ashton Harrison finished 7th with a 9.62m throw. Charlotte Rutter was 6th in the 60m hurdles in 9.50secs. Thomas Hill, competing in the pole vault picked up a silver medal with a new PB of 4.00m while Hugo Douglas-Reeves set a new PB of 8.80 seconds in the 60m Hurdles heat to progress through to the final. Hugo also competed in the 400m finishing 4th in 56:02, his first attempt at the distance and then finished 7th in the hurdles final of the U17’s race in 8.96secs. In the 1500m race Ellie Howarth finished 5th in 5:40.06
Izzy Edinboro finished 3rd in her 200m heats in 27.13 and 27.36, Libby Hammond 27.60 in her heat finished 5th. Ashton Harrison finished 10th in the long jump with a jump of 5.25m while Libby finished 13th in the ladies field with a 4.52m leap. In the shot put, Lottie Graves finished 5th with a 10.45m throw.
On Sunday we had 4 of our athletes at the TNT (Temple Newsam Ten) race, a mixed terrain race with plenty of mud and fun, one particular puddle is always fun for the competitors!! Steven Wilkinson, despite wearing gardening gloves, was first of our runners home in 71st place with Amanda Waller first lady in 269th place. Jamie Baldasera was next home in 283rd place with Nicky Young 358th. Tough course and conditions so well done all! Full results can be found here
Another event to take this weekend was the Harewood House Half Marathon, Leeds which is one of the Wild Deer events taking in the beautiful surroundings of the Harewood grounds. Lizzie Hugill and Hilary Bevan (pictured with Fiona Grant) running this together and taking in the scenery completed the course in 3hrs 4min and 2 secs. Full results of the race can be found here
A big congratulations to all of our juniors running this week at the Durham County Cross Country Championships with some fantastic performances to boot! Zara Jones, Matilda Owens and Freddie Hall took cross country crowns on the day but some terrific results from our young Harriers. Some photos taken on the day can be found below and full report from Barry Foster will follow on our website.