Junior Great North Run Report 2019

On a bright Saturday at Newcastle Quayside, Elswick Juniors again representing the club at the Junior Great North Run. The 4K course took them over the swing bridge along the Tyne then back over the millennium bridge. Loads of parents, Elswick supporters out in force – it’s brilliant to see all the young athletes proudly wearing their Elswick vests on the starting line. Most of the top athletes from the region plus some from further afield compete in this event.
> There were various different waves and times here are the results as follows . Apologies to anyone we have missed.
> 15/16 year girls
> 7th Hannah Tumia 16.07 – 11th Suzy Fielding 16.30 – 16th Charley Lee 17.03 – 17th Emily Allison 17.11 -66th Elaine Hutton 22.44.
> 13/14 year girls
> 41st Lauren Stroud 18.50 – 79th Emma Robinson 21.21 – 160th Maelona Redhead 25.07.
> 11/12 year girls
> 5th Poppy Old 15.52 -9th Poppy Wilde 16.46 – 15th Lucy Milburn 17.26 – 22nd Erin Blight 18.03 – 57th Kate Jude 20.08.
> 15/16 Boys. 23rd Kieran Dixon 15.42
13/14 Boys. 95th Charles Mason 17.55
> 11/12 Boys. 2nd Sam Allison 14.18
> 9/10 Boys. 411th Daniel Renton 25.42
> Well done to all Elswick Juniors for competing.
> Cheers Jan&Ken

‘Lionesses’ Roar to success :) And running in memory of PC Andrew Harper.

Thanks to Tom Hanson for the scribe:

2019 Hetton Lyons Signal Road Relay Championships: Usually arranged held in February, the event was thankfully back on: On Saturday 1st September……..

Elswick Entered 4 teams into the Relays: Senior & Over 50 men’s teams & a Senior & Vet Women’s Team…… 

The Women were on form again taking superb 3rd places in both the Senior’s race (Amy Fuller, Hannah Tumia, Suzannah Fielding and Amy Hepinstall). The Vets Team was comprised of athletes Cath Lowe, Hannah Marshal, Amy Brown & Felicity Smith. Well done to all six athletes!

Strong performances from the men 8th senior & 9th over 50’s but no medals taken.

This summer has seen the women pick up team prizes at the Annita Nott 1st , Gosforth Relays 1st seniors & 1st Vet’s, Tynedale 10 mile 1st & 2nd and now 3rd seniors & Vet’s at the North East Championships.

There have been 13 different women in these teams and shows the commitment under their Captain Andrea Banner to get out and race, they are all seeing the benefit as their PB’s are improving. Again, Well Done to the Elswick Lionesses…….a nickname given by UKA Timekeeper Les Venmore at the relays on Saturday (an experienced and ever present at regional races). 


Elswick Harriers, friends and family including comrades from our local clubs North East Veterans and Newcastle Frontrunners stood up together and ran 7.605 km in memory of PC 7605 Andrew Harper and all those who form the thin blue line that keep us safe.

It was a warm day but thanks to the efforts of Chris Hull over 25 of us turned up early on a Bank holiday Monday to run together and show how much we respect those in our emergency services.

Keith Batey gave a powerful speech reminding us all about the importance of why we were running before leading us in an emotive 1 minute silence.

Sometimes running is more than just running and I’m sure all who took part this morning would agree.

Laura Clegg

Juniors Report – success at the weekend!

NEYDL INTER COUNTIES 01/09/19. On Sunday, some of our Juniors took the trip to the Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Barnsley to compete for the North East team in the NEYDL match against Yorkshire. Competitors were picked to represent the North East by NEYDL based on placing in the top 3 of the athletic rankings for their event over the season.
Success and teamwork aplenty, our 3 selected Juniors were instrumental in steering the North East team to victory and bringing the Winners’ Shield back up the A1.
In the 800m, Poppy Old and Poppy Wilde medalled, 2nd and 3rd respectively. Aaron Ickwue had a very strong race in the Boys 150m and to assist the team, used his speed to great effect in the 80m and the 4x100m. Well done!

All our Juniors who took part in NEYDL this year did so well and now as we move into September, we have our first Cross Country fixture this month (my favourite, Wrekenton) – so get ready to go again!

NORTHEASTERN RELAYS 31/08/19 – it was also very pleasing to see the continuing successful move up for Hannah Tumia and Suzy Fielding into the Senior ranks, running in the Womens relay team on Saturday and medalling in third place overall in the Northeasterns.

Rob Emson.
Junior Coaches.

Septembers Training for the Senior Run Group.

Note from Senior Coach Tom Hanson:

3rd Sept  5 km from crescent

5th Circuits/ 1-2-3-3-2-1  field

10th 4 x 5 mins 1 min recovery  Bus Stop

12th  Pyramid Hill

17th  23 mins Walbottle Loop

19th  Circuits  5  x 2 mins field

24th  2 x 5 + 2 x 4 + 2 x 3 mins  Bus Stop

26th 4 x 2 mins + 5 x Short Hills + 4 x 1 min:  Warburton’s

1st Oct will see the start of the Winter 5 km handicaps

Clubs senior 6 mile handicap run

Thank you to the runners who took part in last nights 6 mile handicap run in summer-like, wet, muddy and steeplechase conditions!

Thank you to Tom for organising the handicap and to Lee, Ian and Colin at the start and finish line….and to Cath and Jonny Lowes out on the course. The handicap times are listed here > Results

Rob Wilson was without doubt, the “most vocal athlete” of the evening! 🙂 

Finally: We need a couple of volunteers to help assemble / repair and dismantle the clubs tent on Thursday 29th August: If you can spare 30 mins of your time from around 6.30 pm the club would appreciate your help.

Senior Sessions this week

Training sessions for Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th Aug: 

Tuesday 13th: 3 x 3 min, 5 x short hills, 1 x 1 mile. On centre field.

Thursday 15th: 4 x 1 mile (or 2 or 3 x 1 mile if running Jelly Tea at weekend). Starting from the bench on the riverside footpath.



Gosforth Summer Relays. Sunday 4th August 2019.

Thank you to Jan & ken for the report:

On what was a lovely summers day for watching but maybe a little warm for running. Gosforth Harriers staged there annual summer races at Great Park , Gosforth .This report is for the juniors only although the seniors had fantastic results.

However it was the juniors who set the standard  for what was to be a great day  for the club. Small in numbers but not in stature in what was a mixed race here are the following results.

Under 12 girls: 1st Poppy Wilde. 5th Louisa Hamilton. Under 14 girls: 1st Poppy Old . 2nd Lucy Milburn. 4th Bella Russell. Under 16 girls: 5th Imogen King (making her debut for the club). Good team work by the Elswick Seniors too and some fastest times too – Great running!

All results can be found here > results

The Seniors had success too with some fastest age group times as well:

Fastest Senior Male Sparrow Morley (Tyne Bridge Harriers)

Fastest Senior Female Amy Fuller (Elswick Harriers)

Fastest Vet Male Ian Dixon (Sunderland Harriers)

Fastest Vet Female Katy Stevenson (Tyne Bridge Harriers)

Fastest Over 50 Male Mark Turnbull (Elswick Harriers)

Fastest Over 50 Female Fiona Nicholson (Ponteland Runners)

Fastest Over 60 Male Tom Tinsley (Claremont Road Runners)

Fastest Over 60 Female Lita Gill (North Shields Poly)

Well done to you all. Cheers Jan & Ken.

Track & Field: Penultimate!

Thank you to Cath Lowes for the report: The third fixture of the Track & Field composite team @ Churchill Playing Fields, Whitley Bay took place on Sunday 14th July and the sun was shining. Amy Fuller competed in Long jump, hammer, 1500m (first place 5.05 strong run from the off) and 4x400m relay. 

Jonny Lowes back in the vest(somehow the vest had shrank in the wash!) 🤷🏻‍♀️🙈 competed in hammer and shot. Mary Lisle shot, javelin (with a 5 meter pb) and 4x100m relay.

Steven Naylor debut and looking good in the Elswick vest throwing javelin. Robyn Naylor won her heat in the 400m B race, soon signed up for high jump in the adrenalin rush, just made it to her 200m race, javelin and 4x100m 

Ben Hall took one for the team with a busy day competing in 400m, 400m hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, both 4x400m and 4x100m relays. Nice one Bennyboy! 

Scott Brady also looking strong got himself a pb at the 1500m. Catherine Lowes – Tried hammer for the points, 3000m win and a 4x100m relay. Last fixture is Saturday 10th August @ Monkton Stadium!