Weekly Round Up w/e 17th July

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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.

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Race Results

Club Championship Points can be found here

Last weekend saw the third instalment of the Northern Senior League with the latest venue taking place in Shildon. As stressed before, it’s critical that we always put out the numbers as a team as ultimately this scores you big points across the disciplines with some teams losing points for having nobody turn out for some events, crucial points are scored even if we finish last. Again our officials scored good points for the team to ensure victory was once again achieved for Karl Murray, Sarah Johnson and their bands of merry men and women! Finishing last in the final event would see the team finish on 25 points which would probably be enough to seal promotion but I have a feeling that nothing but the win is the focus for the team. Some incredible individual performances can be found on the link below

Well done team, get this one over the line and then lets see what we can do against the likes of the mighty Gateshead and Morpeth Harriers!

Full results can be found here

Ben Potter was competing at the Snowdonia Trail marathon last weekend, a race with ascending 1,685 metres over 27 miles of iconic and spectacular trails, that circumnavigates and eventually climbs Wales’ highest peak – Snowdon. Sounds like something i’d like to watch on TV Ben! Ben had an excellent run finishing in 34th position overall in a time of 5hrs 31:26. Brilliant achievement Ben.

Full results can be found here

Photos of Ben can be found here

Colin Taylor was in 5km action on Wednesday night at the latest Muddy Roads event, the Pine Forest 5km at Flatts Lane. Results have yet to be released for the nights event but will appear here on their website when they do. By the look of the envelope Colin, you had a successful run!

Wednesday night also saw the return of the Pitstop races, three races covering 2km, 5km and 10km distances and hosted by our club. First of all I want to say a huge thank you to all of our officials and volunteers who stepped up to support the event and especially Trevor McDermot who was a huge help with me being left on the side-line with Covid and unable to attend.

Trevor and his wife Linda along with Izzy Wilkinson are our time keepers who you see at all of the events (and many more) and are usually first to each event and last to leave. They then complete the results that athletes who are always eager to see post event!

Everyone who supported the Pitstop event all played their part and without their support this would have not had the same impact for the attendees. Give yourselves a huge pat on the back!!

Despite a delay with bikers leaving the circuit at 5pm which delayed proceedings, the event went off exceptionally well and the feedback has been excellent.

Super Lee Johnson driving towards the finish

In the 5km it was Lee Johnson who once again proved top dog taking the win but some notable performances from Rowan Steel our U13 runner finishing 6th in 18:28 and Zara Jones who was first female across the line in a very impressive 18:49. James Largey and John Clifford again showed their quality finishing 4th and 6th respectively with Jade Hutchinson finishing 2nd lady overall.


full results can be found on our website here

Friday night saw two races take place in Durham City with both 5km and 10km races on offer. In the 5k race Rachel Craggs was our solo Harrier competing finished the race in 45.33. Lauren Berwick who apparently also ran in the 5km is missing from the results.

In the 10km race it was Karl Murray who was first round finishing the race in 88th position in 41.57…not bad for a sprinter Karl!! Kyle Cook running with a friend finished in 273rd just ahead of Simon Daniels in 288th place. Rob Stewart was next home in 390th place ahead of Catherine Anderson in 498th and Hayden Thompson in 690th.

Results for the 5km can be found here

Julie Price and Anne Hutchinson also not listed as DHAC for the race
Julie Price finished the 10km in 67:03 with Anne crossing in 59:59

Full results can be found here

Karl Murray – Full Metal Jacket
Simon Daniels
Hayden and Rachel post race

Hilary Bevan was our only Harrier in action at this weeks Dales Trail 20 event. The DR20 is an exciting introduction to the DalesRunner Series, with testing ascents, spectacular ridge-running and fast technical descents. Hilary joined with friends got round the course on a very hot day in under 5hrs. Results for this event can be found here

Hilary far right

We also had a handful of our seniors competing in the DT30. Ascending almost 3,000ft from Swaledale up to the Tan Hill Inn (Great Britain’s highest pub), it was never going to be an easy race and the heat over the weekend was never going to help the cause. The race takes runners on the Coast to Coast path to the tiny hamlet of Ravenseat before heading up and across some of the country’s remotest expanses of moorland to reach the Tan Hill Inn. A section of the Pennine Way then takes runners back down to Swaledale, with an ascent of Swinner Gill before a final descent on moorland tracks and a dash to the finish line through Muker’s iconic Swaledale flower meadows.

Results have yet to be released but should be posted here when available

Val, Dave, Jade and Sarah taking a well earned rest

At the Ultra North events on Saturday we had a few of our seniors splitting their efforts over the 25 and 55km events. In the 25km event it was Amy Atkinson who was the first of our three ladies to finish crossing in 2hrs 40:08 while Donna, Sarah ran together finishing in 4hrs 14:26. Well done all three of you.

Donna Hall, Sarah Neve and Amy Atkinson in the Ultra North 25k

Chris Fothergill was first of our club to finish the 55km race crossing in 6th place in 5hrs 13:22, Graham Garvey 40th in 6:01:45, Jared Holdcroft 58th in 6:25:09. Results for the 25km and the 55km races can be found here

Jared Holdcroft
Chris Fothergill

On Sunday at the NEYDL we had a small number of our junior athletes in action. Eliash Willis finished the 100m in 14.3 seconds and doubled up on the day in the 200m with a 30.2 time. Aidan Patterson finished his 100m race in 15 seconds dead in his heat which was one tenth faster than Ethan Sweet in the third heat. Rowan Steel’s 27.9 in the 200m was good enough for 2nd place and his finish in the 1500m race of 4:49:40 gave him victory in his heat. Matthew Foster crossed the line in 5:14 in the second heat of the 1500m with Taylor Kyle clocking 2:55.20 in his 800m. Well done all of you.

Results for this meet can be found here

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