Quite a busy weekend for some of Team Elswick Athletes: Their training has certainly paid dividends: Some excellent results and top prizes to go with their efforts: Thank you to Frank and Steve for collating the notes below: We start with:
A superb first placed finish in the ladies race for Elswick’s Jude Nutt in the Thirsk half marathon on Sunday. Jude had a finishing time of 1.25, Richard Houghton in his New York Marathon build up ran 1.27 and placed 42nd and in 88th place, Jonny Lowes bringing the trio home with a very good 1.32: fine performances indeed by Team Elswick. https://runsignup.com/race/results/?raceId=24100#resultSetId-42483
Andrea and Mike Banner competed in the Berlin Marathon, a flat course noted for personal bests: In spite of the tropical weather Andrea and Mike ran excellent times of 3.12 and 3.30 respectively. I hope they celebrated with a stein each of Bavaria’s finest! http://www.runbritainrankings.com/results/results.aspx?meetingid=181247
At the North East Masters Championships: Mark McNally once again took first place and gold along with Kim Matthews, who also struck gold in the ladies 5000 metres competition. Harry Matthews won a Bronze medal and Graham Leslie made a welcome return from injury to grab a well-deserved 4th place. An excellent set of placing’s indeed by the team.
Over in Haltwhistle, a testing 13 mile 192 yard race took place. Mark Turnbull 1.22 (podium V45) Steven Robertson 1.22 (1st V40 + course record in age group), Iain Hardy PB 1.23. Suzanne Stephenson (3rd lady), Dom Phipps, Charlotte Baston, Andy Middleton and Steve Curry all ran superbly on the single track course that intersects someone’s back garden! To round off the day the lads who finished inside the top ten: 6th 7th and 10th claimed the first team position. Well done to all at Team Elswick, great running. http://born4running.co.uk/ESW/Files/HLT16Results.pdf
Also on Sunday and just down the road, the popular Prudhoe Miners 10km took place. No results from the ‘run nation’ website: We do know that Paul Jones ran, but were unsure of other Team Elswick Athletes. As soon as the results are available we’ll publish the results. Photos are on the club’s Facebook page. Well done everyone….Keep it going 🙂
Finally a reminder from Frank Watson regarding the forthcoming NEHL cross Country season opener at Wrekenton on Saturday 1st October:
NUMBERS TO BE COLLECTED AT THE CLUB TENT ON THE DAY. NUMBERS TO BE RETAINED FOR THE REMAINING NEHL FIXTURES. UNDER 11 RACE 12.15PM. SENIOR WOMEN-1.10P.M SENIOR MEN-2.10.P.M. Please take a few minutes to read the information on the website’s tab heading CROSS COUNTRY 2016 – 2017. Lots of useful information in there on all things cross country. The club needs volunteers to assist with tent duties. If you can help, please do write your name against the venue that you can help with. The sheet is available to view on the club’s noticeboard: your help would be much appreciated, thank you. tent-rota-2016-17-ver-2 club-championship-remaining-races-2016