Subscriptions for 2018

Final reminders have been sent to members who have yet to make payment of their subscriptions for 2018. Please note that if payment is not made by Friday 8 June, the club will not be able to renew your English Athletics affiliation and you will not be able to represent the club in race events. We will also have to assume that you no longer wish to attend club training and other events, and that you understand that your membership will lapse.

Anyone with outstanding subscriptions to pay can find details in the subscriptions tab of the website or in the letter below.

EH final demand letter

Club information

Hello Team Elswick. Going back to the successful Clive Cookson 10 km race: Tom Hanson has received all the awards from NSP. Over ten podium ‘winners on the night!’ A superb team result by Team Elswick. A special note of congratulations must go to the V45 women’s team who scooped the team prize and the 1st 3 age group positions. Next time you are down at the club, just see Tom who has your award. Very well done once again, grand stuff for a club championship event.

The results of the evening can be found here: > 2018-Clive-Cookson-Results

Please find enclosed the points allocation of the Clive Cookson club championship race > club champs 2018 race 3

The next championship race is in July and the Sunderland Harriers 5 km Road Race…..Get those entries in Team Elswick!

Senior Training & News summary.

Tuesday: Runners meet at the cresent for a 5 km run. Thursday it is anticipated that there will be a session on the playing field with 200 metre efforts (with a possibility of a relay format).

Well done to all the athletes who turned out to the club championship race at the 10 km Clive Cookson road race. Some notable age group wins. Congratulations to those participating athletes.

The next club championship race is the Sunderland Harriers 5 km road race. A popular event, so please do get your entries in early. The updated championship table score sheet will be with us soon.

The club’s popular 6 mile Newburn River Run will take place on Wednesday 13th June at 7.15 pm. The event needs volunteers in order to host a successful and safe event. If you can spare a couple of hours on Wednesday evening, then please add your name please to the club’s FB helpers list or kindly add your name to the clubs noticeboard list. Alternatively, contact Simon Lynch from the club, who will place your name to the volunteers list. Thank you.

The club has a list of members who have not paid their annual subscriptions. For insurance purposes, the club needs to register all runners with England Athletics. If you have not paid your membership subscription, then please do contact Derek Nelson, Membership Secretary at your earliest convenience. If your membership is not paid in a timely manner, then the club will have no choice but to remove you as a member from the club. Thank you.

Inaugural Cheviot Fell Bomber Race

Elswicks Jen Scarlett & Charlotte Baston took part in the first ever run of this fell race…….and it proved to be a very sucessful day.

Both athletes had a great run which culminated in Jen winning the ladies race! The event raises funds for the restoration of the the memorial…..a worthy cause indeed.


Jen was the recipient of a unique trophy as tbe base is made from the stone as the memorial restoration. Very well done to Charlotte and Jen from Team Elswick.



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: Next 2 weeks

Tuesday 8th May: Leave the centre at 7.15 pm. Warm up heading towards the Pylon at One North East.  2 x 1.5 miles starting at the pylon. After each interval – 2 min recovery.

Thursday 10th May. Leave the centre at 7.15 pm. Warm up around Blayney Row. On Playing Field:  2 x 1 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 3 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 1  minutes all with 1 min recovery.

Tuesday 15th  May: Warm up ready & back to the centre for 7.35 pm. A club 5 km run starting at the activity centre.

Thursday 17th May: Leave centre at 7.15 pm. Warm up heading towards Warburton’s Ind. Est.

Session: 4 x 2 mins (with recovery) Then 5 short Hills (approx. 25 to 30 secs + jog recovery back down) then to finish: 4 x 1 min (with recovery).

NEMAA – Bedewell Masters Road Relay Championships.

The very start of the evening….. and what followed were one gold two silver and one team bronze team medals: And Mark McNally’s Individual Gold medal. Thank you everyone who ran. Grand stuff indeed.

A medal winning evening for the Masters Women & men of Team Elswick last night at the Bedewell Relays at Jarrow last night. A great turnout by the North East clubs ensured for competitive, but a friendly championship evening. The weather was kind to athletes, though breezy on parts of the 1.9 km 2 lap course. Eight teams for the club and they all had a great event. Thank you all for giving your best team effort. Lots of photos: just click the continue reading at the bottom of this report to view. Ta.First up, the 65+ Vets team combined with the women’s races was first off. Team Elswick delivered. The Gold Medal winning team of Mark, Harry and Steve for the V65 category. Superb gents, very well done indeed. Mark put in a superb performance, gaining an individual gold for the fastest age group time.

The ladies V55 – V64 team of Yvonne, Kim and Marie ensured a fine 2nd place and silver team medal. Another silver winning medal team performance in the V45 – V54 category with Andrea, Joanne and Arabella, taking the prize.

The last age group race was the combined mens age group categories: Team Elswick delivered again. This time the team of Iain, Mark & Jason earned a well deserved bronze medal in the V45 to V54 category. Well done gents.

The fastest lap of the day belonged to Morpeth’s V35 runners, Chris Smith in a flying 9.36. To end this report: NSP’s Guy Bracken was nominated as the best vet athlete in the UK. Congratulations to Guy for an exceptional, world record breaking year. A special thanks to the Elswick runners who came in last minute to ensure full, competitive teams. Thank you. 

The next team relays for seniors and vets is next Wednesday and the Gordon Smith Relays. Around 12 teams entered, so thanks again for supporting the club and this popular, local team event. We’ll see you all there! Well Team Elswick, Keep it going…………….. For all of last nights results go to: NEMAA Bedewell Relay Results 2018

Continue reading NEMAA – Bedewell Masters Road Relay Championships.

Team Elswick Juniors at the first NEYDL T&F Meet

Report By Ken Heslop: 

What did they say in the film the Field Of Dreams ‘build it and they will come’ well, Judith certainly did that. After a few anxious weeks in preparation, the first NEYDL with Elswick Harriers first involvement for a few years. it’s fair to say there was one or two hiccups, but as we have stated all along, this is a starting point and learning curve for all concerned: the athletes, coaches  parents & guardians. The event took place at Whitley Bay home of North Shields Poly.

The weather conditions were not to bad considering we were down the coast in April. Having said, that there was a strong headwind on the back straight of the track. There were too many Elswick Juniors to name individually – a great turnout, so thank you for competing. However it was fantastic to watch Elswick athletes racing on the track or doing long jump or javelin etc. We were a joint team with South Shields who unfortunately were a little down in numbers as they were also hosting there own race that day. Together as a combined team – the team gave their very best on the day……. It’s fair to say the team had stern competition, at least three clubs have their own track. The final standings were as follows: Gateshead 637.5   Blyth/Alnwick. 584.5. Tynedale 557 Wallsend/Gosforth. 447.5. Jarrow/Hebburn. 319  South Shields/Elswick   284.5. A great start to the series. The next event is on the Sunday 20th May at Jarrow.  Hopefully we will see the same athletes competing and more. Everyone enjoyed the day: If you speak to any one of your running friends,  I am sure you will find they would say, that they had, a thoroughly enjoyable track & field experience.

The PDF list of results can be found here > Whitley Bay Results

To find out more information: visit > NEYDL Home Page Info

Elswick’s Ultra Runner Dave Hodgson

Elswicks David Hodgson completed his third Highland Fling ultra on Saturday.  The trail course follows the West Highland Way – 53 miles and 7,500ft of ascent through the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.  673 competitors took to the start line. Dave ran his 3rd Ultra in 14 hrs 5 mins 25 secs. A fine performance indeed. Well done Dave! The results are shown here >highland fling race results A map of the course can be viewed here > 53 mile course – map

The start of the 2018, 53 mile Ultra Run
Stunning views as an ultra runner makes their way across terrain