Weekly Round Up w/e 19th 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

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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

Photographs from last weeks County Championships can be found here with results for both Durham and Cleveland located here (Durham results are still to be published)

Midweek saw a small number of our Senior Harriers at the Lordstones 5km (or actually 3 miles), Summer Trail Race 3, a multi terrain course with a few ups and down hills along the way. It was another successful night for the group, Chris Fothergill was first across the line with Colin Taylor 3rd overall and 1st V40 (best beard of the night). Simon Rogers was 8th and 1st V50 with Graham Hindmarsh one place behind and 2nd V40 (exc Colin). Phil Teece was next home in 27th place ahead of Lee Hammond in 48th and Rob Stewart in 68th. Great work by all of you.

Full results can be found here

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Another race to take place midweek was the Kiplin Hall 10k(6mile approx) 2-lap course in the grounds of historic Kiplin Hall and Gardens. Results have yet to be released but great to see Sam Richardson back in action, photo of Sam below with dad Tony.

Full results from the nights race can be found here when published.

Results now published

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Sam and Tony

At the NEMAA Track & Field Championships we had a handful of our athletes in action over multiple events and with some success too as they brought a handful of medals home with them. In the Open Mile race it was Lee Johnson who took 1st place finishing in 4.39.99, Lawrence Cummins who was competing in the 1500m, finished with a time of 7:18.33 as a single runner in the V80 category while a time of 15:56:15 for Deborah Jefferies was enough for 1st F40 in the 3000m.

Multi eventers Amy Pickworth, Lindsey Lester and Sarah Johnson collected a hatful of medals across multiple events including the 80m hurdles, 100m, 200m, 400m, 400m hurdles, 800m, Javelin, High Jump, Long Jump, Shot Putt

In the V35 1500m Adam Harker finished 3rd in 4:51.23 with Karl Hume 5:02:32 4th in the V50 category who also ran a 2:27:80 in the 800m for 2nd place. Field multi eventer Brian Thompson threw 17.78m in the discuss for 3rd place, 18.85m hammer for 4th, 17.91m in the Javelin for 2nd and 6.71m which was good enough for 4th in the Shot. V85 runner, Ian Barnes finished in 8:07:33 in the 1500m and 4:14.39 in the 800m. Well done everyone for having a go at these events and collecting medals at these events.

All results can be found here

Sarah, Amy, Lee and Lindsey
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Laurie
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Deborah

Amanda Waller was our only competitor at the Durham Dales 30 on Saturday, a 50 Km route that takes competitors to Middleton in Teesdale via Hamsterley Forest and returns via Monks Moor, Bollihope and the River Wear. Amanda completed her challenge in 7hrs 9 mins, way under the 12hour cut off point and in 38th position. Great work Amanda.

Amanda in action in a previous ultra challenge

At the Inter Counties on Saturday we had a number of our wonder kids in action with some impressive results. Starting with the Intermediate Boys. Ashton Harrison finished 3rd in the Triple Jump with a 11.34m jump while in the girls group it was Tori Buckley who finished the day as Inter Counties Shot Putt champion to complement her achievement for North East & Durham schools champion last week, with a 11.26m throw as well as a third place finish in the 300m hurdles with a 49.3 second effort. Krista Bissett Brown was 5th in 100m with a time of 13.1 with Beth Sullock 6th in 13.2.

North East & Durham and Northern Inter Counties Champion, Tori Buckley
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Thomas, Ashton and Hugo

In the 300m Libby Hammond finished 8th in 45.3secs while Lily Thompson threw 25.04 in the discus which was good enough for 2nd place. Macy Kelly just missed out on a podium place in the 1500m with an excellent 4.48.2.

Thomas Hill was crowned junior boys Pole Vault champion after a 3.10m effort and Hugo Douglas-Reeves placed 8th in the Long Jump after a 4.84m leap. Hugo also finished 3rd in the 80m hurdles with a 13.9 second time. Izzy Edinboro was 9th in the 100m in 13.5secs while Lily Bowman was 11th in the 75m hurdles in 14.2 secs. Zara Jones time of 4.49.9 in the 1500m was good enough for 2nd place in the 1500m while team mate Freya Talman placed 4th in 5.03.2. Savannah Tarn finished 9th in the 800m with a 2.31.3. Impressive results all round from our junior members, fingers crossed for English Schools.

Chris Fothersgill was in action at the Penshaw Half marathon, a tough mixed terrain event which starts and finishes at the Monument. Chris had an excellent race finishing 2nd beaten only by Morpeths Ian Harding who broke the course record on the day. Olympian Aly Dixon was first lady on the day. Top running Chris.

Results from the race can be found here

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2nd place for Chris

At the Lakesman half Ironman Triathlon we had a small number of our athletes in competition. Andrew Walker was the first of our athletes to cross the line in 174th place ahead of Andrew Dobson who was 356th and Anne Hutchinson in 553rd. Jade Hutchinson also competing didn’t register a run on the day (pre planned due to competition in Canada and carrying a hip injury).

Andrew Walker
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Andrew Dobson
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Anne Hutchinson

Matt Capsey was in European action competing overseas for the first time at the 31k Tour du Giffre which has a 1800m+ ascent. Conditions were not ideal with temperatures rising. Matt Finished in just under the 6 hour mark. Some photos of some of the amazing views from the event below.

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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.

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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

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