A milestone & Club News

A milestone for the club! 

This is the 1000th post on the Elswick Harrier Website.

The first ever post published on the clubs website was back on 4th July 2012 when Andy Middleton published that first report: The Tynedale 10 km Road Race. Commonly known by fellow runners as the pie & peas run. There have been a total of just under 1000 comments attached to the posts over the past six years and website’s anti-virus software has stopped over 350,000 spam infiltrating the website. An average of thirteen posts per month. For a little trip down memory lane, here is that first 212 word report:

This popular mid-week event was staged on a typical English summer’s evening-threatening clouds and intermittent rain, with a huge field of 515 finishers. The race was won by 0/40 Steve Cairns of Tyne Bridge Harriers in 33:09, with the women’s race being yet another success for Jane Hodgson of Morpeth Harriers in 37:25. Elswick had an excellent turnout of 15 runners including new recruit Mark Turnbull who finished a very creditable 30th in 37:23. KEVIN STEPHENSON ran solidly to claim 38th spot in 38:15. ALISON DARGIE continued her purple patch by finishing 41st and second woman overall in 38:27. YAM THIRU had an excellent run to finish 65th in a time of 39:35, 1st 0/45. Good to see JONNY BOLTON out in a club vest, he was one place behind Yam in 39:38. MARK McNALLY was once again 1st 0/60 in 40:12 – 81st. MARK POWELL-87TH-40:33, TOM HANSON-145TH-43:24, ANTHONY BEYNON-149TH-43:38, PETER SLOAN-173RD-44:38, MARY LISLE-251ST-47:55, JOANNE LUCKING-345TH-51:09, CHRISTINE LEE-397TH-53:40, and yet again 1st 0/60. TINA McIVER was 435th-56:48, and ELIZABETH PALLISTER finished 486th in 62:48. Elswick women finished 4th team overall. The event was a great success, in spite of the difficulties with parking due to the bad weather. This did not deter the competitors from enjoying their post-race suppers back at Ovingham School, so hats off to Tynedale Harriers for overcoming all the problems thrown at them.

News for club members.

 A reminder: The club’s AGM will take place on Friday 2nd November 2018 at 7.30 pm: Ground Floor meeting room. Club Members are encouraged to attend: remember this is your club! The secretaries report will be talked through, along with a financial summary (delivered by the club treasurer). The re-election of the club’s committee also takes place. An open question & answer session brings to an end the meeting.

From Monday’s Committee Meeting (1st October 2018). A request was put before the club’s committee to consider an earlier session start time of 7 pm.

After some discussion it was agreed by the committee members present that the club will stay with a 7.15 pm start time.

A new joining form (Ver 4.0) can be downloaded from the website. The form now includes a GDPR statement.

A timely reminder for all club members participating in club runs & training sessions during dusk & night time conditions, to wear appropriate high visibility clothing.