This weeks senior training

Tuesday 1st August. Leave centre at 7.15pm. Warm up by heading for the pylon at ONE. 5 X 4 mins with 90 secs recovery. Thursday 3rd August. Leave centre at 7.15pm. Warm up around Blaney Row. Pyramid session on playing field: 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 mins all with 1 min recovery.


Seniors Tuesday training / Summer team relays / Track team relays for Juniors, Seniors & Masters

Senior Training: Tuesday 25th July. Leave the centre at 7.15 pm and warm up, heading for the Pylon at ONE. 3 x 6 mins with recovery. An extra rep for those who wish to.

Thursday 27th July are the friendly, fun, summer team relays – Also known as the ‘Parlaufs’. Pop down early for around 6.45 pm to register your name. The relays will start at around 7.15 pm. Kindly bring along some buffet food for a shared buffet after the relays – upstairs in the function room of the centre – Prizes to be won – and it is all free!

NECAA TRACK RELAYS For Juniors, Seniors and Masters. Daniel Naji race meeting organiser (on behalf of NECAA) is cordially inviting N.E. clubs to the NECAA Sprint Relays Meeting which takes place on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at Monkton Stadium, Jarrow. Clubs will competing for the honour of winning the Sprint Relay Shield, currently held by Tynedale Harriers. Please have a read of the flyer & rules: SEPT FLYER 2017  & SEPT Track Relays – RULES  Please put your names forward on the club’s Facebook page or see Tom Hanson, Steve Robertson, Lalage Brown, Gina Capocci, any one of the junior coaching team and Graham Bell on training evenings in the sports hall. For more info go to:





Durham City 5&10 km road races

On Wednesday 19th July the combined Durham City 5Km and 10km provided the setting for some exciting road racing through the cobbled streets over a challenging and hilly course. The race finished in Palace Green outside Durham Cathedral.  

In the very competitive 5km race Elswicks Robyn Bennett won the womens race in 18:54. In the mens 5km race Lee Bennett finished in 7th place and was 1st vet in 17:11. Following on behind was Rowan Bennett in 10th position in 18:05. In the 10km race Elswick had 5 runners who enjoyed 2 laps of the course.  Michael Clegg was 596th in 55:56, Jennifer Barnes was 597th also in 55:56, David Hodgson was 620th in 56:44, Colette Byrne was 918th in 1:00:31 and Elaine Henderson was 920th in 1:00:32. Below, is Robyn in full flight, crossing the winning tape. Congratulations Robyn, superb effort – superb win! For all the results go to:



Members, family & friends are cordially invited to: 

A free evening of team running & spectating!

On Thursday 27th July 2017.

 Newburn Leisure Centre Playing Field.

Time to meet? 6.45 pm to 7.10 pm.  

The friendly games will begin at 7.15 pm.

Bring along some food for a shared buffet.

Join us after the games, in the function room for prizes & food! See you all there 🙂


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.

Blaydon and Elswick 9th July Senior Track and Field Fixture at Monkton Stadium

Thanks to Cath Lee for the report & photos. The combined team pulled together as numbers were a little depleted from Blaydon due to English schools being on the same weekend. This gave us a chance to try some new events and even got Martin Connelly returning to competing in the Steeple Chase after many years, taking it seriously he went out and bought some new spikes …unfortunately he DNF but well done for giving it a go!

Mary and Sarah put their muscles to use and competed in shot put and discus – well done ladies! Elspeth made her season debut along with Bella in the 800m, then Bella went on to a PB in the javelin and then got the team some points in the high jump too. Chris competed in the 400m and 1500m, Joanne in the 3000m and myself in the 1500m. Paul with Shaun coming to the rescue and stepping in at the last minute taking part in the shot put, and then competing in the 5000m too.
Man of the match has to go to Ben, not one to let the team down! Taking part in the 800m, triple jump, high jump, 100m relays and 400m relays.

The team finished 5th on the day and the next fixture is on Saturday 5th August venue TBC. If anyone is interested please see Ben and Mary as they will be co-ordinating the final fixture. Let’s get as many events covered to maintain position and secure our spot in the league (Nice pen Ben!)

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.