Farringdon Relays – Saturday 2nd Sept 2017 / Tees Pride 10km race / Anne Allan 10km trail run

Congratulations to Lee Bennett who was 1st V45 & 16th overall (From 2638 runners on the start line) in the Tees Pride 10km road race on Sunday. Lee recorded a time of 34.15.

The Cross Country season got underway with the popular staging of the Farringdon Relays, hosted by Sunderland Harriers. A fine day awaited our athletes. The Junior Races took place first followed by the men’s & women’s team relays. Fine performances throughout the age all groups.

We start with the womens senior team: Taking the WIN & 1st position! The team was lead out by Robyn Bennett in a superb 10.39. 2nd leg (and making a welcome return back to Elswick Harriers) Amy Fuller in 12.05. The last leg belonged to Claire Tumia, running 11.55, bringing the team home in first position and taking the winners tape! Congratulations to all three athletes. Great Team Result!

Junior Results: U/11 Girls: Zoe Fielding & Olivia Emson placed 19th & 20th respectively in 5.20 & 5.32. U/11 Boys: U/13 girls: 6th Caitlin Flanagan 12.26. Emma Robinson 26th in 15.37. U/15 Girls race: 7th Susannah Fielding 11.56. 8th Hannah Tumia 11.56. 15th Charley Lee 13.31. U/15 Boys: 4th Rowan Bennett 9.59. Will Richards 30th in 13.11. U17’s Marissa O’Rourke 15th in 14.35.

Vet men’s Relay team finished in 17th place: Dave Armstrong 11.59. Graham Leslie 13.38. Peter Sloan 11.55. Well done to everyone today, taking the time to represent the club. Thank you to the junior coaching team for preparing the junior athletes & to Tom Hanson & Ian Leighton doing a grand job throughout the summer months taking the senior sessions. Full results can be found at: www.sunderlandharriers.org.uk

Well done to the family team of Phil & Charlotte Baston who took part in the Anne Allan 10km run on Sunday. The run was in memory of Alnwick Harrier Anne Allan who lived in Felton. Alnwick Harriers organised a gorgeous off road, 10k trail through the Felton Park Estate woods, joining The River Coquet on St Oswalds Way.

This weeks senior training w/c 4th September.

Tuesday: Leave the centre at 7.15pm and warm up heading towards the end of “Warburton’s road”. Turn right at the end of the road & meet at the “seat”. You will be running for 30 mins. Starting at the “seat” run ½ mile with 1 min recovery for the 30 mins. Ian Leighton will set runners off and Tom Hanson will be at the ½ mile point to time recovery and send them back to Ian, who will also time the recovery before they run back to Tom. Warm down is back to the centre.
On Thursday leave the centre at 7.15pm. Blaney row warm up, finishing on the playing field. Session: 3×3 mins then 3×2 mins 3×1 min all with 1 min recovery, followed by a warm down.