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
The first fixture of the North Eastern Harrier League took place in Wrekenton, Low Fell on Saturday with runners split into either a slow or fast group, the slow group getting a head start to enable the faster group to catch them up (not applicable for U11). U13 boys, U15 girls and boys and U17 girls took the team wins. Some tremendous performances from all of our age groups on the day, Ollie Curran and Freya Talman both taking the win in their races.
Full results can be found here
The weekend saw the return of the Redcar Festival races an event which covers 2km, 5km, 10km and Half Marathon Distances. With conditions on the coast not exactly ideal on a windy day. Ella Harcourt was our only representative in the 2km run finishing in 18th place while dad Michael finished his morning on the podium with a 2nd place finish and new road personal best. Shirley Gibson was first finisher in the 10km run in 58.35 ahead of Brian Thompson in 58.59, Julie Price in 62:12 and Gillian Johnson 65:45. Last but by no means least, Trevor Mitchell was our first finisher in the mornings half marathon in 1.54.57 while Iain Girrard crossed the line in 2.03.45 and Anne Hutchinson 2.07.27. Well done all of you!