Weekly Round-Up w/e 19th May

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.

How do I?…

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.

Get Involved

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

Don’t forget you can support the club by registering for the easyfundraising app and helping the club raise money. This is simple to do, download the App, link to the club then clicking on the easyfundaising app prior to making your online purchases (It’s only one additional step in the process)

Race Result

At the weekends Pier to Pier race in Sunderland we had Hamish Laishley competing for the club, a race which starts and finishes on the beach while runners find the best route to get to the opposite pier. Lots of fun! Hamish did great finishing in 66minutes for this 7m (approx) race. we found a picture of Hamish loving life (or questioning his life’s choices)

Full results can be found here

Mark Milner was our only competitor at the Hardmoors 110mile race (I wonder why…). These events even look tough on paper so absolute respect to all runners who attempt such a huge distance. Mark finished the event in 42nd place in 33hrs and 31minutes. Incredible stuff Mark!!

Full results can be found here

Steve Wilkinson and Nicky Young were in action at the Ravenscar Half Marathon at the weekend. This race starts from Ravenscar Village Hall which is situated 700 feet above sea level and overlooks Robin Hood’s Bay in the North York Moors National Park and midway between Whitby and Scarborough. The route gently descends the coastal path along the sea cliffs, with panoramic views down the coast line towards Scarborough before reaching Petard point runners are taken through Staintondale via open fields, woodland and the disused railway line until Cloughton Wyke.

Runners then head back to Ravenscar all the way on the coastal footpath via the via the picturesque roller coastal of Hayburn Wyke and those sea cliff views to the finish. In a small field of only 69 runners (the magic number) Steve finished 13th in 1:55:46 with Nicky crossing in 22nd place in a time of 2:22:16. Well done folks!

Full results can be found here

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