Weekly Round-Up w/e 4th June

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)

Track Development – Feeling Blue?

You will have seen that our Track will be unavailable to train on as it undergoes a full refurbishment from March 13th. Work has actually already started with the lighting in and around the athletics track. We expect the work to be completed by end of June after an issue has delayed the rebuild which is out of the clubs and council’s control.

Race Result

Thursday saw the second club Monthly Mile event take place at South Park and numbers had definitely increased from the first run with 45 runners taking to the start line. Set off in small groups with a short amount of time between each group to try and remove congestion on the course it was Dylan Wilson who took top honours with a 4.51 flying lap 20 seconds ahead of the next fastest runner. Fantastic event organised by Trevor McDermot and assisted by wife Linda and supporting cast. Here’s a few photos taken at the night’s race. Well done everyone who took part.

Full results for the race can be found here

Chris Fothergill was our only competitor at the Lakeland Trail 20mile race. The Montane Trail 20 Ullswater Way starts and finishes at Jenkins Field in Glenridding following the Ullswater Way, which is a complete lap of Ullswater.  This race is classed as Hard and has nearly 3500ft of elevation. On the day Chris had an excellent run finishing 5th Overall in 2:59:22 and 2nd in his age category.

Full results can be found here

Ian Barnes was in competitive action this weekend at the British Masters 1mile race at Silverknowes Promenade, Edinburgh. Results have yet to be released but will be available here but Ian has confirmed he was first M85….out of 1 he joked. Got to be in it to win it Ian!

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