Weekly Round-up w/e 20th August

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 weekend’s final Senior League the talented group won by a massive 75 points finishing the season as runners up overall in the premier league season. Huge shout out to every person who has competed or officiated over the season, many of which have gone out of their comfort zone time again to secure points. Congratulations to all of you and to captains Sarah and Karl for leading the troops!

Another event to take place was the 5th annual Run 4 Louis 5km and 1mile runs. This event headed up by Sam Richardson has been a popular addition to the running calendar and always supported by local runners. Another good event saw the charity profit by over £1000 on the night. Big thanks to everyone who came along and supported the event in some way for such an excellent charity.

Full results can be found here with photos here

Useful Info

Diagram showing the clubs operating model, including partnerships, affiliations and competitions we are associated to
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