Weekly Round Up w/e 7th August

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The Weekly round-up of club activities covering all disciplines and age groups. This report will not provide you with a detailed account of each event but should give you enough information about what’s occurred the previous week, who’s participated and links to photographs and results. We encourage all members, parents and anyone associated with the club to provide us with any content that may enhance the information that is shared each week.

For up and coming event information click here

20/08/22South Park 10ENTER
04/08/22Prefurb ClassicComplete
17/09/22South Park 20ENTER
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Race Results

Please note that the Prefurb Classic will be covered in next weeks with full results

Saturday saw the final instalment of the Senior League and what a season it’s been for the team led by captains Karl Murray and Sarah Johnson. The final meet was held by Tyne Bridge Harriers at the Churchill Playing Fields and it was an opportunity for the group to cement their place at the top of the league after a dominant first 3 meetings. It was another great team performance with many of our athletes competing in multiple events coupled with big points from our supporting officials which to another victory and an 80 point winning margin.

Congratulations to every single one of our senior group who have competed and put points on the board, big challenges lie ahead next season!

Relay ladies

Sunday saw the return of the hometown events starting with a kids fun run followed by a 3km junior run and 10km senior race. In the 3km race we saw some extremely impressive performances no more so than from Zara Jones and Matthew Foster who finished 1st in their respective races in a time of 10.58. Ollie Curran was 1st of the 11 runners to cross in his age group as was Henry Gooding in the 14+ age category. The event also saw podium finishes for Freya Talman who finished behind Zara, James l’anson who was 3rd 11-12 year old, Lottie Graves 3rd 12-13year old and Sasha Patterson who was 2nd 10-11 year old girl. Some terrific performances from all of our group.

Matthew and Zara pushing each other to the finish
Photo of the week as Ollie shows how much he loves running!

In the senior race again we had brilliant results right through our age groups. James Largey was the first Harrier home finishing in an impressive 32:48 ahead of John Clifford who was 1st V50 athlete home in 34:15 with Colin Taylor 1st V45 in 34:55 for a new personal best. Quite a number of personal bests from our group on the day, Alex Boyer finished 2nd in the Junior age group finishing in 36:03 with team mate Dylan Wilson 3rd in 38:39.

Another impressive run by Pauline Brown saw her finish 1st V55 in 43:16, Kevin Wilson picked up 3rd place in 44:03. Sharon Carbert was another podium placed finisher in 47:03 which was good enough for 3rd place while Val Clarke’s 47:55 was good enough for 2nd place in the V60 race. Catherine Anderson finished 2nd in a time of 52:04 while youngster Shirley Gibson was just outside the hour mark for 1st V70+ as she clocked 60:38. V80 runners Laurie Cummings and V85 Ian Barnes ran 57:47 and 67:47 respectively but there were no V80 categories.

As a side note the big head to head between former Harrier Peter Armstrong and new comer Ted Kerby finished with Ted the victor! Well done Ted.

Results for both the 3k and 10k can be found here
Some of the 80+ Harriers running on the day

All photos taken by Karen Harland can be found here

While many of the senior Harriers were racing the 10km, Deborah Jefferies was following in Julian and Amanda Waller’s footsteps by completing the ‘Virtual’ Lakeland 100mile event, completing an amazing 113.26 miles in an astonishing 52hrs 19mins and 37 seconds! Incredible stuff Deborah!

Get Involved

Yes it’s that time again, The volunteer awards provide a platform to bring these stories to life, thank amazing people and appropriately recognise achievements from those involved in our sport.

Through the regional volunteer awards, you can recognise:

Club leaders
Nominations will be open from June to 31 August. Click here to get started
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