Northumberland Schools XC Championships

Thank you to Jan and Ken for the report. Northumberland Schools was held 15th January 2019 at Temple Park South Shields. Cool but sunny, good running conditions, Elswick Harriers had a great turnout of juniors who represented their schools. All had previously raced to qualify for this XC representing different regions of the county. Well done for getting this far.

Minor Boys 24th Adam Robinson 11.55. 35th Aaron Ikwue 12.13. 54th Elliot Kelso 12.37. 84th Bailey Shore 14.37. Junior Boys 5th Zac Old 15.24. 52nd Charles Mason 18.39. Intermediate Boys 38th Kieran Dixon 23.33. Minor Girls 2nd Poppy Old 10.56. 7th Lucy Milburn 11.50. 19th Sophie Henderson 12.26. 27th Bella Russell 12.38. 52nd Katy Bullock 13.45. 53rd Ellie Winter 13.54.
Junior Girls 12th Zara Naughton 12.18. 13th Caitlin Flanagan 12.21. 30th Imogen Bungay 13.20. 58th Emma Robinson 14.38. Intermediate Girls 5th Suzannah Fielding 17.19. 8th Hannah Tumia 17.24. 13th Charley Lee 18.13. 16th Emily Allison 18.33. 31st Aimee Bairstow 20.46. Top 16 will qualify to represent Northumberland in the next round. Which will again be held at Temple Park on the 2nd February we will be competing against Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham and North Yorkshire. Well done to all that competed.

Saltwell Harriers 10K 22nd December

On what was a fine December morning the Saltwell 10K took place in a traffic free Saltwell Park. The race is also named after the late Ronnie Walker who was a long time member, and was still racing in his later years. With the support of Fentimans Beverages the race has an extensive prize list.
Having her first race since the 9th of June 2016 and finishing 3rd Lady in a time of 38.51 was Justina Heslop followed by Judith Nutt 6th Lady in a time of 40.06.
Just to mention for any of the current juniors reading this, both Judith and Justina were minor girls competing for the club nearly 30 years ago. As well as competing for Gosforth High school. Next Elswick athlete was Robert Lambert in 222nd in a time of 48.37, followed by club coach Tom Hanson in 290th in a time of 51.20. Jason Meecham made up the Elswick contingent in 419th in a time of 1.00.59.
Well done all, on a course that is advertised as “undulating”.Which really means very hilly.
Ken&Jan

NEHL Junior Report Gosforth Park

The third NEHL took place at a cold and blustery Gosforth Park it could have been much worse. A thank you to Gosforth/Heaton and Tyne-bridge harriers for setting up the course in awful conditions.
The Elswick juniors results are as follows –

U/11 Boys 8th Jake Stroud 5.45 – 31st Ethan Housego 6.21.
U/11 Girls 1st Poppy Wilde 5.30 – 15th Louisa Hamilton 6.25 – 25th Sydney Bungay 6.42 – 30th Lola wood 6.49 – 31st Jessica Robinson 6.49 – 33rd Hannah Waterhouse 6.52 – 41st Evie Reed 7.38 – 50th Keira Bairstow 8.09.
U/13 Boys 13th Adam Robinson 14.20 – 25th William Butterworth 13.10 – (fast pack) 34th Jake Robertson 13.48(fast pack)  53rd Elliot Kelso 15.41 – 55th Charles Mason 14.03(fast pack) 58th Henry Young 14.14(fast pack) 59th Bailey Shore 16.03. 5th Team.
U/13 Girls 16th Caitlin Flanagan 13.55(fast pack) 20th Lucy Milburn 14.13 (fast pack) 35th Imogen Bungay 14.38 (fast pack) 42nd Katy Bullock 16.44 –  49th Sophie Henderson 15.19 (fast pack)  51st Lauren Stroud 15.27(fast pack) 67th Jayden Morton 20.31.5th Team.
U/15 Boys 17th Kieran Dixon 13.52 – 20th Zac Old 12.00 (fast pack) 50th Will Brown 17.49 – 52nd Connor Shore 19.37 6th Team.
U/15 Girls 34th Aimee Bairstow 15.57- 41st Charley Lee 14.38(fast pack) 45th Grace Ogilvie 16.49. 10th Team.
U/17 Boys 33rd Chris Mason (fast pack)
U/17/20 Girls 6th Suzannah Fielding 19.39 (medium pack) 15th Hannah Tumia 20.07(medium pack) 27th Kerry-Anne Simpson 22.46 – 38th Marissa O’Rourke 25.35. 5th Team.

Great to see so many turning out well done to everyone. Next NEHL is 17th November Aykley Heads hope to see as many out as possible as the club championships are all up for grabs.
Thank you to Rob Wilson who kindly brought the club tent.
Cheers Jan&ken

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

Tuesday 15th – 4x5mins at the pylon 2min recovery.

Thursday 17th – Station Bank 3x Long or 5x Short hills.

Also note to register this week with Tom for the 6 mile handicap on the 22nd, as start times will be shortly after 7pm for the first runners.

Senior Training Sessions

Tuesday 8th – will be 1.1 mile then 5 short hills with 1.1 mile to finish, this is approx. 5k starting at the club.

Thursday 10th – is on the field  3×3 mins, 3×2 mins finished with 3×1 min all with 1 min recovery.

This Weeks Training

Tuesday 18th – 5 min strides followed by 2x2k, then an additional 2k as an optional extra. We will start at the crescent again.

Thursday 20th –  I am looking to get the track for the end of the session, 4x2mins, 4 short hills and then 4×400.

Senior Training Sessions

Tuesday 4th July, 4×5 min with 2 min recovery, this should start at the 3rd cut, not the Pylon or the next one, gives all runners the chance to get round the loop.

Thursday 6th July,  10x short hills 1.15 sec, this is the usual back road next to the allotments.