Newburn River Run. Event report & results.

A warm, overcast evening awaited 292 runners for the 2018 Newburn River Run. A new start line for competitors. Runners make their way on the footpath adjacent to the river, towards Wylam and finishing on the grounds of the Newcastle University Rowing Club (thankfully the Hurricane Hector held off!). Post run, runners enjoyed a complimentary supper pack and the age group awards took place in a packed out function room. Congratulations to all the runners taking part, we sincerely hope you enjoyed your 6 mile run. Taking the two main prizes: Morpeth’s Jane Hodgson won the women’s race in 35.37 and retained the Hazel Simpson Trophy. Tyne Bridge Harriers Tom Charlton, won the men’s race in 30.30 and received the new Colin Bolton Trophy. This new trophy is in recognition for the club’s standout servant to the club: A 60 year club member, the coach, the athlete, the treasurer, a true gentlemen.

Well done to both winning athletes. Enclosed below, are the results your your perusal. These should be uploaded to Sportsoft’s data base by Friday.

2018 River Run(word)   2018 River Run(pdf). Thank you all for your support. Thank you to the 40 marshals who were out on the course, you were all superb. 

A special note of appreciation to Tom Hanson, Val Wilson, Michelle Coleman, Derek Nelson, Keith Batey, Frank Watson and Martin Connelly.

Please do join us in 2019 for the Newburn River Run, where the club will be celebrating its 130 year anniversary.

The Newburn River Run. Wednesday 13th June 2018. Are you ready?

In advance of the club’s event tomorrow: Thank you to all the participants & helpers, for what we hope will be a grand event and a grand run! Please be mindful that Newburn Bridge is closed to vehicles (but open to pedestrians). Please allow extra time for your car journey if you were intending to use the bridge. An alternative,could be Scotswood Bridge and drive along Lemington Road to arrive at Newburn Activity Centre (Post Code NE15 8ND).

Late entries can be purchased in the activity centres sports hall from 6 pm to 7 pm. Event start time is 7.15 pm. A new start line for 2018: Which is on the foot path & open grass area (adjacent to the river & the children’s play area, just beyond the Keelman pub). Please follow the signposts from the sports hall. After your run, please follow the sign posts back to the activity centre, where the results will be announced around 9 pm (with a broad range of age group,club team, and spot prizes). All finishers will receive a complimentary supper pack. Best of luck and thank you for supporting our event.


Senior track and field league

The second fixture in the senior track and field league took place on Sunday 3 June in Darlington.

Elswick is part of a joint team with our neighbouring club Blaydon. Anyone who is interested can participate. There’s the full range of events including long jump, high jump, discuss, javelin, shot put, hurdles, 100, 200, 800, 1500 and 3,000 metre races. Every participant scores at least a point for their team. It’s run in a relaxed atmosphere, with no pressure to win, but rather encouragement to “have a go” and score some points for your team.

Cath Lee co-ordinates the Elswick squad and liaises with Blaydon to ensure that as many events as possible are covered. The next meeting is on Sunday 8 July in Whitley Bay, so contact Cath should you be interested. It’s a fun team outing and the more the merrier.

The joint Elswick / Blaydon team at Darlington

Picnic break between events – Joanne Brown, Jen Scarlett, Amy Heptinstall, Steve Allinson, Cath Lee


Joanne Brown in the 400 metres – first ever attempt since school days.  She got the hang of it once she understood that you have to stick to your lane!


Steve – looking confident as he overtakes on the bend.





Subscriptions for 2018

Final reminders have been sent to members who have yet to make payment of their subscriptions for 2018. Please note that if payment is not made by Friday 8 June, the club will not be able to renew your English Athletics affiliation and you will not be able to represent the club in race events. We will also have to assume that you no longer wish to attend club training and other events, and that you understand that your membership will lapse.

Anyone with outstanding subscriptions to pay can find details in the subscriptions tab of the website or in the letter below.

EH final demand letter

Club information

Hello Team Elswick. Going back to the successful Clive Cookson 10 km race: Tom Hanson has received all the awards from NSP. Over ten podium ‘winners on the night!’ A superb team result by Team Elswick. A special note of congratulations must go to the V45 women’s team who scooped the team prize and the 1st 3 age group positions. Next time you are down at the club, just see Tom who has your award. Very well done once again, grand stuff for a club championship event.

The results of the evening can be found here: > 2018-Clive-Cookson-Results

Please find enclosed the points allocation of the Clive Cookson club championship race > club champs 2018 race 3

The next championship race is in July and the Sunderland Harriers 5 km Road Race…..Get those entries in Team Elswick!

Senior Training & News summary.

Tuesday: Runners meet at the cresent for a 5 km run. Thursday it is anticipated that there will be a session on the playing field with 200 metre efforts (with a possibility of a relay format).

Well done to all the athletes who turned out to the club championship race at the 10 km Clive Cookson road race. Some notable age group wins. Congratulations to those participating athletes.

The next club championship race is the Sunderland Harriers 5 km road race. A popular event, so please do get your entries in early. The updated championship table score sheet will be with us soon.

The club’s popular 6 mile Newburn River Run will take place on Wednesday 13th June at 7.15 pm. The event needs volunteers in order to host a successful and safe event. If you can spare a couple of hours on Wednesday evening, then please add your name please to the club’s FB helpers list or kindly add your name to the clubs noticeboard list. Alternatively, contact Simon Lynch from the club, who will place your name to the volunteers list. Thank you.

The club has a list of members who have not paid their annual subscriptions. For insurance purposes, the club needs to register all runners with England Athletics. If you have not paid your membership subscription, then please do contact Derek Nelson, Membership Secretary at your earliest convenience. If your membership is not paid in a timely manner, then the club will have no choice but to remove you as a member from the club. Thank you.

Inaugural Cheviot Fell Bomber Race

Elswicks Jen Scarlett & Charlotte Baston took part in the first ever run of this fell race…….and it proved to be a very sucessful day.

Both athletes had a great run which culminated in Jen winning the ladies race! The event raises funds for the restoration of the the memorial…..a worthy cause indeed.


Jen was the recipient of a unique trophy as tbe base is made from the stone as the memorial restoration. Very well done to Charlotte and Jen from Team Elswick.



Elswick this week….

The senior sessions week will be…..

Tuesday 22nd : 15 min warm up followed by 30 mins of half mile reps with 1 min recovery. Starting from 1st bench on riverside footpath after turning right at end of Warburtons road.

Wednesday 23rd : Clive Cookson 10k – one of our club championship races

Thursday 24th : 3 x 3mins, 3 x 2mins, 3 x 1 min with 1 min recovery on centre field

Saturday 26th : Tom is holding a track session on the centre field this Saturday. Meet at 10:30 for a two mile warm up and the the session will begin. Anyone who wishes to take part please see Tom on Thursday.

Senior Training: Next 2 weeks

Tuesday 8th May: Leave the centre at 7.15 pm. Warm up heading towards the Pylon at One North East.  2 x 1.5 miles starting at the pylon. After each interval – 2 min recovery.

Thursday 10th May. Leave the centre at 7.15 pm. Warm up around Blayney Row. On Playing Field:  2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 3 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 1  minutes all with 1 min recovery.

Tuesday 15th  May: Warm up ready & back to the centre for 7.35 pm. A club 5 km run starting at the activity centre.

Thursday 17th May: Leave centre at 7.15 pm. Warm up heading towards Warburton’s Ind. Est.

Session: 4 x 2 mins (with recovery) Then 5 short Hills (approx. 25 to 30 secs + jog recovery back down) then to finish: 4 x 1 min (with recovery).