Track & Field meet: Monkton Stadium.

Report & photos by Mary Lisle: Team Elswick took to the track in the latest round at Monkton Stadium (round 2). Although some of our regular track athletes were unavailable it was pleasing to see other fellow club members, step up and take to the track…..brothers Martin & Shaun Connelly had a great race in the 5km. Sarah Stokoe made her track debut in the 400m…..Fellow Team Elswick Athlete, Julian McBride also debuted. The star of Team Elswick was in my opinion, Robyn Bennett, who won the 3000m by a huge margin against her competitors. Overall, the combined team of Elswick / Blaydon finished 3rd on the day.

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An excellent achievement by the combined team. A special ‘thank you’ to Yvette Wilkins who after competing in a triathlon, took the time to then drive to Monkton to then compete in the discuss competition…..An Elswick athlete, who I believed show true team spirit 🙂 Our thanks to all the volunteers, officials and helpers on the day, who make the competition happen. Come and join us at the next meeting on Sunday 9th July, a great day of friendly competition on the track & in the field events. Have a informal talk with Cath Lee, Mary Lisle or Ben Hall for more information. Below are a few photos of competition day. IMG-20170604-WA0000 IMG-20170604-WA0004

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