Weekly Round-up w/e 27th 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

On Thursday evening the club saw the return of the Monthly Mile at South Park. This was race 5 of the series which has proved very popular since it’s introduction this year. Adam Russell took top honours with a flying 4 min 31 sec lap with Daniel Boyer also breaking the 5min marker with a 4.53. Big thanks to everyone who has supported these events and made the event as successful as they are. Full results can be found here

We also had some of our young athletes in action at the England Athletics U15/U17 National Championships this weekend in Birmingham. Izzy Edinboro (U15G) was in action in the 300m, Lottie Graves (U15G) in the Shot Put, Hugo Douglas-Reeves (U15B) in the 300m and 80mH, Tori Buckley(U17W) in the 300mH and Thomas Hill(U17M) in the Pole Vault. Some excellent performances and some disappointments but each of these are just steps on your individual journey’s and set backs can actually be more beneficial to you as you will learn from any mistakes or areas to improve on. You should all be hugely proud of yourselves for getting to this level of competition! Information of the weekends events can be found here and a separate report from Coach Andy will go into more detail on our website.

Ladies captain Sarah Johnson also wanted to give a big well done to Acer Tarn, Ellis Smith and Luke Johnson who competed at yesterdays fantastic four event at MSV. The boys completed a 75m sprint, 600m, howler throw and a standing long jump, all with top effort and exemplary behaviour- you did the club proud. Well done lads!

Also this weekend we had a number of our athletes at the Tartan games at Gateshead stadium in wet conditions! Some quality performances from our juniors on the day, results of which can be found here

More information on the games can be found on a separate report with results available here

Useful Info

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