Weekly Round Up w/e 26th September

Up & Coming Events

There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do

Derek Jeter, former professional baseball player
  • Berlin Marathon – 26th September
  • NYSD XC Acklam – 3rd October
  • London Marathon – 3rd October
  • Kielder Marathon – 3rd October
  • Manchester Marathon – 10th October
  • Yorkshire Marathon – 17th October
  • NYSD XC Foxrush – 24th October
  • NYSD XC Croft – 14th November
  • Croft 5k – 4th December 10:30
  • NYSD XC Summerhill, Hartlepool – 5th December
  • Club Handicap – December TBC
  • NYSD XC Ormesby Hall – 9th January
  • NYSD XC Richmond – 6th February
  • NYSD XC Whitby – 6th March

How do I?….

Race Results

Last Sunday saw the final Track & Field North Eastern Counties Championships at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow and it was raining medals for our athletes at all age levels. Our man on the scene Andy Harrison reported that we achieved 9 medals in total which is a fantastic haul, these included:

Hugo Douglas-Reeve U13B Pentathlon – ? Lottie Graves U13G Pentathlon – ? Ashton Harrison U15B Pentathlon – ? Thomas Hill U15B ?Tori Buckley U15G Pentathlon – ? Sarah Johnson SenW Pentathlon – ? John Clifford V50M 10000m – ?(British & North East) Lawrence Cummings V80M 10000m – ? (British & North East) Brian Thompson V50M Throws Pentathlon – ?

Full results for all events can be found here

Ashton, Thomas and Hugo
Lawrence Cummings V80 10000m winner

One story I failed to mention last week (apologies Dave), was Dave Tomlinson’s success at the102 REME Army Minor Unit Triathlon, competing in the standard distance. Well done Dave and team!

when the YMCA pose goes horribly wrong

Phil Teece picked up the Over 60’s Muddy Roads 5k trail series trophy this week showing once again there’s life in the ‘young’ dog yet! well done Phil. Jade Hutchinson and Libby Hammond also picked prizes up on the night.

Jade, Phil and Libby

Wednesday night saw the club celebrate our 130th anniversary in the athletics business. Fantastic achievement to think that a club has been ran for this length of time purely by volunteers and by their members year in year out. Huge shout out to Mark Tallon for organising the event and for everyone supporting the night from Timekeepers, Track Judges to Photographers and athletes to name just a few.

I know from personal experience how much effort goes into actually getting an event to take place as well as the ‘after event stuff’ which sometimes goes unnoticed by those in attendance. Trust me, this event took some arranging especially when you add the extra layer of complexity to getting the floodlights tested and replaced before a licence could be permitted. The Mayor of Darlington seemed to get very much in the spirit of the event who thoroughly enjoyed the nights entertainment.

Mayor Cyndi Hughes…name rings a bell!

Full results for the nights events can be found here with all photographs from the superb Karen Harland here

Lee Hammond was in Germany on Sunday for the Berlin marathon, the first of a double marathon for Lee as he is also running London next Sunday. On the day Lee run an excellent 5:17:01. Full results can be found here

Lee tours the route pre race

Simon Daniels won a competition to run a half marathon in Windsor (not sure if this is first of last prize to be honest!) but to be fair his prize included more than just the run! Simon finished the half in 1:57:44. Full results for the event can be found here

Quick half for Simon

Lesley Miller and Dana Birkett headed to Coxhoe for the 6m scenic race between Kelhoe and Coxhoe. More information on this event can be found here

Lesley and Dana

And last but certainly not least, Lizzie Hugill was running with her niece this weekend at the Locomotion Charity 5mile run. This run starts at the old S&DR Ticket office Stockton, onto the Teesdale Way and through Preston park, finishing at Locomotion. Unfortunately we don’t have any photos of the two in action today but more information on the event can be found here

In Other News

Dave Bell, who has been our Junior report writer for the last four years is stepping down due to changes in his children’s focus in sport. I’m sure you will all agree that his reports have been absolutely superb and have covered the events to a very high standard, week in week out!

Thank you so much for your work Dave, it certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed and appreciate your support with these reports as we look for a successor.

Dave Bell – Thank you!


Mark Tallon has been asked to support the World Indoor Tour on January 22nd as an official race starter. Fantastic recognition for Mark and the time he has given back to the sport.

recognition for Mark
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