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
Michael Harcourt was in action this weekend at the England Masters Cross Country Trials that took place in Derby. To be eligible for selection you must be or become a member of an Area Masters Club with the first four from the teams of six automatically selected. The first three from the teams of four are will be automatically selected. Unfortunately Michael wasn’t selected despite a strong performance. You’ll be back….
Also this weekend we saw club runners head to Yorkshire for the mornings 10mile and marathon races. Trevor Mitchell was our only competitor in the marathon finishing in 4hrs 32:49. Great running Trevor, marathon’s are tough! Results for the marathon can be found here
In the 10mile race it was Ben Potter who was first round for the club in 75 minutes while Sean Craggs magically transformed into Michael Watson during his race as he crossed the line in 87:07. Shirley Gibson was next home in 93:57 ahead of Julie Price (99:48) and Janet and Tony Williams (1hr 42:12) running the course together. Gillian Johnson finished her race in 1:51:38 while Emma Chudley crossed the line in 2:09:03. Results for the 10 mile race can be found here
Linda Noble was our only competitor at the weekend’s Manchester Half Marathon through the streets of the city starting in Trafford. Linda finished in 1hr 49:35. Full results can be found here
Amanda Waller was competing in her first Half Ironman, Triathlon in sunny Mallorca. Undertaking a 1,9 km swim – 90 km bike – 21,1 km run the Challenge Peguera-Mallorca middle distance triathlon has all the features that would interest any level of competitor! Tora beach has a golden beach with crystal clear water which is followed by a technical bike route through the countryside followed by an urban and littoral running course. Amanda completed the course in 7hrs and 02mins. Official results will be available from here
Graham Garvey was our only competitor at the weekend’s Scarborough 10km race aka Yorkshire Coast 10km, his first race since January of this year. On the day Graham finished in 196th place in a time of 44:43. Well done Graham! Full results can be found here