Weekly Round-Up w/e 29th October

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

On the 15th of October, international man of mystery Lee Johnson was our only competitor at the Great Eastern Run, Peterborough’s Half Marathon. Lee who had previously taken 2 seconds off his personal best earlier in the year smashed it even further by crossing the line in a very impressive 72.05 to finish in 20th place overall. Tremendous running Lee!! Must have been tough running with all that text on you….

Full results can be found here

A result which seemed to slip through the net at the end of last week was the Il Golfo Dell’Isola Trail Race, an event that takes place in the region of Ligura, Italy. This was the final race of the Golden Trail Series over a tough 26km course, over 1400m of climbing overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. These runners are some of the best around the world so the competition was fierce. Lee had a brilliant run, he himself admitting that it was tough going with some hard climbs and steep descents but was happy with a 87th finish for his first attempt. Great work Lee, tremendous work.

Full results from race can be found here

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