Nearly forgotten – but not quite!

Sunday 11th Nov: Team Elswick’s David Healy ran the Wooler Half Marathon in 2:52:04 and senior coach Steve Robertson ran the Run Nation 10 miler at Hamsterly Forest. Dave was placed 137th and Steve ran a fine 1:03:57 and into 2nd place! Very well (belatedly) ran gents, great effort by both runners. Cheers, GB.

Elswick’s Steve Robertson on his way to a heard earned 2nd place at Hamsterly.

Elswick’s Run Groups – “Mad Monthly Mile”.

Words & Photos: Thanks to Les Williamson. Thank you (From GB) To Team Elswick Volunteers who put this very canny run event ON! Qu: “How fast can you go?” Ans: ” Don’t Know, never tried”. Photo below: some of the  45 newer members engaged in the 1 mile handicap around the Quadrant loop at ONE Estate. An excellent example too of “be seen / be safe ethos” from Team Elswick Runners.

Team Photo of the MAD MONTHLY MILERS!
The 8 minute per mile runners assembled
Time Keepers Ready? “Yes we are!” 🙂
Most improved winners & now medallists:
So: “How fast can you run a mile?”
Ans: “45 seconds quicker than last time!”

The 2018 Norman Woodcock Memorial Team Relays.

A slightly unexpected fine day awaited the athletes at Gosforth Race Course. A new event HQ at Parklands Golf Club, proved to be a very warm and welcoming place in which to host the event. With superb support from our event sponsors, Lookers Kia, Scotswood Road  Newcastle and a sold out event with over 300 athletes, spectators and many volunteers, the race was ready. (Results are highlighted in yellow, at the bottom of this report.Thank You).

Event sponsors Lookers Kia, Scotswood Road, Newcastle. Thank you to Senior Sales Exec. Steven Robertson.
A Packed pre-registration Club House.
Pre-Race: Leg One. One Minute to go……….
First Leg Away – The Race is ON!
The first Leg Pack Runs through and off around the 1.66 mile loop……….

The 1.66 mile loop was a very competitive one from start to finish – From first placed Morpeth to mid placed teams to teams towards the back of the race field it was superbly contested with some excellent sprinting for the line!

2018 winners and the New Trophy went to Morpeth’s A Team. Congratulations!

Within an hour the race was over – And so back to Parklands for the results. As promised at 2.15pm and to a full and expectant crowd of team athletes: The winners were announced. Frank Watson gave a speech, followed by Elswick’s Club Chairman, Harry Matthews who handed over to Morpeth’s A team: the new, Norman Woodcock Memorial Team Relay Trophy. Harry continued to hand out to all age group category podium winners their vouchers prizes. From Seniors, to V40 / V50 / and V60 – 1st 2nd and 3rd. It was pleasing to see everyone collecting their prizes and with that the 2018 team relay event was brought to a close by thank you speeches by Elswick’s Graham Bell and Harry Matthews.

2nd Place went to Sunderland Strollers A Team – With Olympic Athlete – Allyson Dixon.
3rd place: Sunderland Harriers A Team: Team Time 26.00.

The thank you’s specially mentioned Parklands Golf Club and manager Lynn and her team, event sponsors Lookers Kia, Scotswood and in particular, Eswick’s Steve Robertson. To all of the competing athletes who gave their best: YOU made the day a successful one. Finally to the un-sung heroes: The volunteers of Elswick Club, front of house and back stage who quite superbly, put on a grand day for local athletes. Please find the results enclosed here > NWR18 PDF & NWR18 xcel . Thank you. Cheers, Graham.

Thank You Lookers Kia – Scotswood Road, Newcastle.



News for Club Members. Thursday 29th Nov.

Hello Team Elswick. Just a note to say that one of the club’s training areas, Warburton’s Ind. Estate is not adequately lit, with estate lights not working. 

We suggest to all of our runners, to avoid running on in this area. It is a live road used by vehicles.

If you HAVE to run alone: Wear hi-viz clothing, use a head or hand held torch. Tell someone where you are going, how long you will be and take a phone with you.

Group running is tentatively suggested. We politely ask you to adopt the same ‘clothing, tell someone / phone and been seen‘ principles outlined above.

Better still, plan an alternative route that is well lit (using a public footpath) instead.

We will let you know when the issues along on the estate have been rectified. Thank you 🙂


NEMAA Newsletter and XC

Please see attached document relating to NEMAA

It contains all the information needed in order for Masters (over 35) to be able to join North East Masters athletics association. This enables us to have more competition at a reduced rate against others in our own age groups. By joining you will also be entitled to enter the British Masters national 10k road championships at the Blyth 10k on 7th April. Places will be snapped up so I would advise early entry.

Kim Matthews


NEMAA Newsletter Winter 2018 – 2019

Elswick Harriers Xmas Campaign

Following our very successful Xmas Campaign last year we will again be collecting  Food & Good Quality Clothing for the following charities.


  • Newcastle West End – Foodbank – Opening in 2013 it has grown to be the largest foodbank in UK. The charity provides food assistance to people in the west end of Newcastle which is one of the most economically and socially deprived areas in the North East. See for more information
  • The Ghanaian Children’s Trust is a charity which provides a secure home and an education for street children, orphans and children from poor families. The Trust provides for children of all ages, from very young babies to young adults, and would appreciate donations of clothes and shoes (particularly sportswear, trainers and football boots).  See for more information.
  • Crisis is a UK charity which helps people out of homelessness and campaigns for the changes needed to solve it altogether.  Crisis would appreciate donations of clothes and shoes (particularly warm men’s clothing), and Christmas gifts.  See for more information.

Donations can be made on any club night between   Thursday 22nd November through to Thursday 13th December – See either Simon Lynch or Michelle Coleman , alternatively pop any donations under the table in Sports Hall when you arrive.

Lets see if we can exceed last year’s generosity