Senior Training & Club Notice

GOOD FRIDAY RELAYS 19th April: The Club ideally would like to see a few more folks come along and give the Club and its very popular event (almost 1200 runners in 2018) some much needed support. If you can spare a few hours of your time, please add your via the Club’s FB page or see Graham Bell on a Club training evening in the sports hall. Thank you. (GB).

Senior Training this week:

Tue 9th April:

Meet at “the seat” (Located on the Tyne footpath, turning RIGHT as you leave Shelley Road Ind Est – the flooded area at the bottom of the road end). Session. 30 mins of 1 mile reps with a 2 min recovery.

Thu 11th April:

Warburton’s Ind Est. 8 x 90 seconds with recovery.

The Club would like to formally announce that Club member and qualified Level 2 Coach Micky Shore, is to join the Senior Coaching Team. You’ll see Micky on Tuesday & Thursday evenings, supporting and working alongside the Senior Coaches. This bolstering of numbers will greatly help the Club meet the demands of twice weekly sessions to ever growing numbers of Club athletes joining the Club’s senior training group(s). 

2019 Club Presentation Evening Photos. They are here!

Hello Team Elswick. Belatedly, please find below the presentation evening photos, expertly taken by Jonny Lowes. There are quite a few to view 🙂 Enjoy! Click on the ‘continue reading’. Cheers, GB

Mary Avery with Chairman Harry Matthews. Mary bestowed with life honorary Membership to Elswick Harriers
Scott Brady winner of the Senior Mens Competition
Catherine Lowes. 1st Female Senior in the 2018 Club Championship. Congratulations!

Continue reading 2019 Club Presentation Evening Photos. They are here!

Blyth 10km. Sunday 7th April.

Those fortunate Team Elswick Athletes who managed to secure an entry to the sell out event, took part in this ‘600 plus’ North East Race. It incorporated the 2019 British Masters 10km road championships. The competition in the masters age groups was arguably more competitive. Winner of the mens race was Noah Hurton in 31.18. Alyson Dixon won the womens race in 33.28. Well done to all athletes that competed. First home for Elswick was Andrew Ball in 36.13. First home for the ladies was Cath Lowes in 42.31 .Club Results can be found here > Team Elswicks Results. Thank you to Blyth Running Club, officials and event day helpers for hosting this very popular race. Don’t forget Wallsend Harriers Terry O Gara 5km race this month……It’s race 2 of your club championship! Get those entries in Team Elswick!



Junior Training Sessions.

Junior Training Sessions Update: Please note that Junior training sessions will be back on as usual from next week. 

As this coincides with the Easter School Holidays, just to also let you know we will have sessions on Tues 9th April, Thurs 11th April and Tues 16th April – but no session on Thurs 18th April with it being the night before the Good Friday Relays. Thank you. Junior Coaches.

Welcome Aboard Gentlemen!

Hello Team Elswick. The Committee are delighted to formally announce that Richard Houghton and Scott Brady are to share the role of the Men’s Captaincy. Thank you to both gents for taking on this important role for the Club. Amongst the list of roles that Scott & Richard will share, they are importantly, the main contact people for the Men’s Team Events.

You can contact via the Club’s main Facebook Page or via the generic @info address under ‘GET IN TOUCH’ at the top of the front page of the Club’s website.

They are both, a welcomed addition to The Team.

We wish them well in their new roles.

And so to that end – here is the first Team Event Note from Richard: 

Kim Matthews and I are now collecting names for the NEMAA Open Road Relay Championships at Bedewell Park on Wednesday 1st May (Over 35). Event Info Here

If you would like to run please comment below with a YES by Friday 19th April. Race info below: 

You do not need to be a member of NEMAA to participate. The race HQ is at Jarrow & Hebburn AC Clubhouse at Monkton Stadium Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, NE32 5NJ. There will be two races in which there will be teams of three runners, each runner will complete 2 laps of approximately 1.5km on tarmac paths around Bedewell Park / Campbell Park. Race 1   6.30 Women 35 & over, Men over 65. Race 2   7.15 (approx.) Men 35 – 64 . The Club have been very successful over the years at this event, with Gold Silver and Bronze won by the Ladies and Gents, Both in Team and Individual medals. Let’s get together and put out a good number of Elswick teams. We look forward to the event with you Team Elswick!     



2019 Club Championship – Off to a grand start!

Hello Team Team Elswick. The 2019 Club Championship got off to a fine start on Saturday. Here is  a race report by Richard Houghton.

Team Elswick: 2019 Park Run Athletes. Club Championship Round 1. Exhibition Park, Newcastle.

A sunny Saturday morning saw almost 50 Elswick Harriers (along with 800 fellow runners – making it a Newcastle Park Run record attendance) taking part in the first club championship event of the year on the Town Moor on Saturday 30th March. This was the first race with the new scoring system allowing people to score points in various age categories.

Thank you to Noel for the consolidated Club Results > Results from Race 1

The warm sun, was met with typical windy conditions on the moor, but the turnout and sea of Elswick vests dominated the scene and made us by far the most represented club at the Newcastle 5 km Parkrun.

A special mention goes to 6 first time runners at the Newcastle Park Run from Elswick, who were Richard Hudson, Kevin Hooper, Keith Adams, Kay Thompson, Emma Dance and Dawn Harman.

11 runners claimed Parkrun PB’s who were and in no particular order: Simon Mcenaney 18.49, Steve Addison 19.03, Robyn Newlands 23.01, Lee Coulson 20.11, Jonathan Rewcastle 19.35, John Ryan 24.20, Jim Ross 27.45, Jason Meecham 28.54, Hannah Marshall 24.44, Catherine Lee 20.30, Andrew Ball 17.36

Following the run, a number of us stayed for photos, coffee, cakes or breakfasts at the local café, which prompted the suggestion of a monthly away day at a local park run, where club members are encouraged to attend.

Click the link > Park Run Results to see how you or your teammates  (and fellow runners) performed. Don’t forget the next Championship Race is the Terry O’ Gara 5 km  ON SUNDAY 28TH APRIL.

ENTRY IS AVAILABLE > HERE Event hosted by Wallsend Harriers. See you ALL there on the start line! 

3 Dark Skies! (& this weeks senior training)

TRAINING:  Tue: 2 x 5 mins + 2 x 4 mins all with 1 min recovery) at ONE Est. Thurs: 2 x Lemington Bank: Meet at the bottom of Union Hall Road.

Elswick’s Chris Hull has completed a notable run event achievement. At the weekend Chris completed the Kielder Dark Skies Triple: A 14 mile, a 26 mile and a 10 mile run event. Congratulations to Chris and the team

(Kielder was awarded gold tier Dark Sky Park status by the International Dark Skies association in December 2013, making it the perfect venue for the ultimate starlit running challenge).

Pictured below, Simon Lynch, left, centre Chris Hull, right Leanne Hymers and not forgetting front & centre mascot Elsie!

Full results can be found here > Results 2019



Be a volunteer at the World Transplant Games


Hello Team Elswick. The committee received correspondence from Gateshead Council who are co-hosting the 2019 World Transplant Games. They are to be held from 17th to 24th August.

The organisers would welcome any support offered. There are many roles to choose from and its certain your particular skills would help deliver a successful games (if you do apply make sure they know you are a member of Elswick Harriers Running Club).

Make a difference, give something back, be part of a global event, right on your doorstep 🙂

You can apply individually for volunteer roles from the website link here > Volunteer Roles 



2019 Club Championship & The ‘Mad March Mare’

Hello Team Elswick. Just a reminder that the first race of the 2019 Club Championship takes place THIS SATURDAY AT EXHIBITION PARK: NEWCASTLE’S 5 km Park Run. Free to enter and an excellent to introduction for ALL Club Members into the Championship fold. Points and bonus points are on offer, so a lot to aim for 🙂 If you have not already registered, please visit

Lets see a grand turnout for the run. 

Please find enclosed Debbs Wilmot’s Mad March Mare event report > MAD MARCH MARE 2019