Weekly Round Up w/e 6th March

Up & Coming Events

  • Senior & Masters NECAA XC relay Championships, Thornley Hall Farm – 19th March
  • NYSD Road Relays – 27th March
  • Young Athletes NECAA XC relay Championships, Thornley Hall Farm – 2nd April
  • Manchester Marathon – 3rd April
  • Kieran Maxwell T&F Event – 10th April
  • Children With Cancer 5k Fun Run – 13th April
  • Mermaid 10k – 15th April
  • New Marske Spring 5k – 27th April
  • Neptune Relays – 27th April
  • NYMAC Relays – 26th May
  • VIV’s Positivity Power 5km Fun Run, South park – 6th June
  • Pitstop 2/5/10k – 13th July
  • South Park 10 – 20th August
  • South Park 20 – 17th September
  • London Marathon – 2nd October

Awards & Presentation Night

To cast your vote click here

Unfortunately this year I am unable to attend the presentation evening (a clash with Manchester Marathon weekend), the first I will have missed since joining the club around 10 years ago. Thank you to Andy Harrison who has taken the ingredients that were available and hopefully is cooking up a good night for you all. If you haven’t done so already, cast your votes for the categories which Andy will gather ready for the awards.

Remember you have to be a club member to vote and you can only vote once per category.

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Race Results

Last Sunday we told you that a number of our club runners turned out at the Baydale Beck 5k race. Results are now out. Colin Taylor was first across the line in a speedy 18:53 with partner Michaela Sowerby first lady and 11th place overall in 23:22. Unfortunately clubs aren’t listed for runners but full results can be found here Well done to all our runners on the day, looked like you all had fun.

Simon Daniels was our only representative at the Cambridge Half marathon this weekend, a large event on this closed road circuit. Simon had a superb run finishing in the top 2000 and achieving a personal best in the process as he crossed the line in 1:39:24. Brilliant running Simon.

Simon may have been shot by a sniper during his run

Full results can be found here

Also taking place on Sunday was the final Cross Country event (excluding the road relays on march 27th) at Whitby, a course which is actually lots of fun with plenty ups and downs around the course, if you get the weather that is. Thankfully Sunday was a great day for running albeit a little cold for spectators but an opportunity to head into Whitby for fish and chips post race always helps.

Some impressive results throughout the age groups including the U13 Girls who took top honours on the day, Freya Talman winning the U15 girls race, Marissa Boon finished in a very impressive 2nd place in the senior ladies race as a U17 and the Senior ladies team taking 1st place overall. James Largey who has been impressive all season continued his great form in the senior mens race finishing 3rd.

Results have now been released and can be found here

Lots of photos from the day can be found here

Prince Harry Lays down his Crown

Harry Prince who has been with the club for 40 years has finally called a day on his running career. Harry who has held every position at the club over the years and was club secretary when the club split and ‘the noisy neighbours’ were formed in the town is now 84 and although still a proud Darlington Harrier decided to call time on his racing. Harry used to run a ladies only section at the club and introduced a Ladies 10km race which was held at Longfield as well as being integral for the clubs move to our current location Eastbourne. Harry will always be a part of the club so no doubt you will see him at events still but for now at least…his trainers have retired. Thank you for everything you have done for the club over the years Harry!

Harry Prince (Not to be confused with Prince Harry) meeting the Lord Lieutenant of County Durham Sue Snowdon at the Queens Awards Voluntary Services presentation.

I would like to thank all members and coaches for their help over the years and maybe will meet up with some of them at the Darlington 10K.  If you need any help at any time and I can be of assistance would be happy to do so.

Harry Prince

On Your Mark

Mark Tallon has been selected to officiate at the Westfield Health British Transplant Games in Leeds later this Summer. Mark has been chosen to be the Start Coordinator which takes on a huge amount of responsibility throughout the games. Congratulations Mark, a great honour!

Mark Tallon

On the Busses

Michael Watson is organising a 49 seater mini bus to take club runners up to the Sunderland 10k event on May 8th. For anyone interested the cost is £13pp, and will be on a first come first served.

The bus will be leaving from the Dolphin Centre at 8am and returning from Sunderland at 3pm after a few celebratory drinks . For anyone interested please contact Michael either on Facebook or on email to mikewatson0609

Updating your information

Just a reminder that Tom Addison has asked all members to respond to his email around updating your consent as a member, informing us of any medical conditions etc.

It’s really important that you provide us with this information so we are fully aware of anything significant to your health and welfare (for example conditions you may have in case you have an accident) and we know who your immediate contact is to let them know

Get involved

register via www.darlingtonharriers.com/events
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