Weekly Round-up w/e 3rd September

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

Thursday saw the return of the NYMAC relays at Stewarts Park, a great event to get involved in and to be part of from a team perspective as each runner goes all in on a mile rep. Some fantastic performances from all of our teams on the night but shout out to Adam Russell, Dylan Wilson, Alex Boyer and Rowan Steel who finished 2nd in the Mens race, Aiden Colmer, Michael Harcourt, Freddie Hall and Owens Ovens finished 4th while the mixed team of Shaun Marshall (sporting a beautiful green turtle neck in this photo) Barry and Louise Talman and Paul Allan finished 3rd in the mixed open race.

Zara Jones, Savannah Tarn, Freya Talman and Macy Kelly took top honours in the ladies race with the second team of Matilda Owens, Charlotte Owens, Sasha Patterson and Bernadette Caygill 4th. Our other podium team was the F160 team made up of Helen Stephenson, Catherine Anderson, Sarah Patterson and captain Jade Hutchinson taking 3rd place. Big shout out to team captains Jade Hutchinson and Jeff Miller for pulling this together, very much appreciated.

Sunday saw a handful of our athletes along with some of the runners of the Couch 2 Beyond group head to Middlesboro for the mornings 10km race. The event now undertakes a different course from the old Acklam loop and takes in some of the sights including Albert Park, Teesside University and the ‘non league’ stadium, the Riverside…..

Trevor Mitchell was first back on the day finishing in 50:08, with some new personal bests achieved on the day from the group, Shirley Gibson finishing 2nd in her category in 58:50 with Gillian Johnson 65:07 and Emma Arrowsmith 73:25. Well done guys. Results for the race can be found here

Steve Wilkninson and Nicky Young headed to Tholthorpe for the 27th year of this popular 10km race. The race itself course passes through local countryside and finishes on the Village Green by the duck pond….(oddly there’s a quacker in the photo below with our two mugs). Steve was first of our two to cross the line finishing in 6th place in the M50 category in 40:22 while Nicky who also finished 6th in the F50 category in 49:03. Well done ladies….

Results for this event can be found here

We had some of our club runners at the Locomotion Trail 10km race which is part of the Darlington Trail Series. Official results have yet to be released but Chris Fothersgill extended his lead in the series by winning the 10km on a warm September’s day. More on this once results have been released.

Hilary Bevan was back in action this weekend, this time at the Hardmoors event, the Scaling Dam 10mile race, a race deep in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors with 1100ft of ascent to tackle along the way. Again running the course with Danielle Clark, the ladies finished the course in 3hrs 12:49 taking plenty photos along the way.

Full results for the event can be found here

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