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Good Friday Road Race Relays

This popular event has been held for over thirty years in the West End of Newcastle but due to ever increasing traffic the races have been moved to the Newburn Riverside Park. This now very popular race attracts 90 men’s teams (4 man relay) and around 70 women’s teams (3 woman relay) and around 200 junior runners.

“Back in the day” the 4 x 2.2 mile senior event on the Fenham course was the highlight of the program and the course record of 9 minutes 46 seconds set by Mike McLeod in 1977  will now never be beaten.

Results of the Good Friday Road Relays

2011 / 2012 (Juniors) (Ladies) (Mens) /

2013 (Ladies) (Mens)

2014 – Vet Mens  /  Senior Mens  /  Vet Women’s  /  Senior Women’s  /  Under 13  / Under 15

2015 – Vet Men / Senior Men / Vet Women / Senior Women

2016 – Vet Men / Senior Men / Vet Women / Senior Women / U13 / U15

2017 – 2017 Good Friday Results Ver 2. (U11’s U13’s U15’s Senior & Vet Women Senior & Vet Men – all contained within)

Newburn River Run

This six and a half mile mid week race is held on the second or third Wednesday in June, and from humble beginnings in 1981 it has grown into a very popular summer evening run, typically the race attracts 300 entries. Starting just beyond Newburn Leisure Centre, the run takes in the old Railway line from Newburn to Wylam passing the birthplace of George Stephenson. The runners then make their way over Wylam Bridge before heading back to Newburn on the south side of the river finishing at the Activity Centre. All competitors receive a free buffet supper.
New for 2017: The finish line is now adjacent to Newcastle Universities Boat House building on the Gateshead side of the river and the course now measures 6 miles.

Results of the Newburn River Run

2011 / 2012 / 20132014 /  2015 / 2016 /

Norman Woodcock Memorial Road Race

Since 1974, the 10 km road race took place around Westerhope, in memory of Norman Woodcock who kept the club afloat after the Second World War.

In 1989 and due to Metro rail line extension work, the course was moved to Gosforth high park.

Due to road closure difficulties, the course was recently moved again, to inside Gosforth race course race course. This now five-mile road race that is flat and traffic – free. New for 2017 is a trial run of a 3 person team relay event, which is also open to un-attached runners. Each runner now runs 1.66 miles per lap.The race over it’s history has had many famous winners including Brendan Foster, Steve Cram, Paul Davies-Hale, and Elswick’s GB international athlete and Olympic track star, Mike McLeod who has won it on no less than 10 occasions!

2010 race was cancelled due to the weather.

Results of the Norman Woodcock Road Race

2009 / 2011 / 2012 / 20132014 / 2016 /

2015 Race Cancelled due to flooding of the course.

Graham Bell

Good afternoon Phil,

Yes we anticipate holding the Newburn River Run in Mid-June. Keep an eye out on the Elswick Harriers website or in any of the well known athletic runners race entry websites. Best regards, Graham Bell (Men’s Captain).


Hi Garry, Unfortunately we are unable to transfer numbers at this point. Hope you can still make it.

Regards Elswick Harriers

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