Elswick Storm the Capital

The sun shone and the crowds were out in force as 11 members made their way to the start line for the London Marathon with more of team Elswick providing excellent support and encouragement on the course. It represented a great end to months of hard work and tough training plans that often get you questioning “why am I doing this?.” My personal highlights of which were the horrible treadmill runs on a work trip to Denmark to avoid the snow and ice, a 20 mile run with Rich & Ben with a park run chucked in just for fun which killed me and a 20×1 mile loop race to test the mental preparation!

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> The marathon is a real weekend event as you have to make your way to the Excel arena on the Saturday to collect your race number and pack (so much for resting your legs!) where it is a runners dream with stalls selling everything running related you could possibly imagine. There was also a treadmill set up to see how long you could last at world record pace which I thought was best to avoid. It was then back to the hotel to scoff down a large pizza and find out my wife had made a little Elswick vest for my 18 month old daughter to wear ☺

> Wide awake at 2am I tried to rest till 6. It was then time for some porridge and a short walk to London bridge train station to get the train to Blackheath where amongst the crowds I managed to bump into Jason, Andrea, Mike and Elspeth before quickly losing them again in the melee that is trying to squeeze as many runners as possible into a packed train. At the blue start I met Ben and Rich and also bumped into Dom so it was great to see some friendly faces before the start. Continue reading Elswick Storm the Capital

Senior Training & The North Tyneside 10km road race.

This weeks senior training: Tuesday 18th April. Meet in the sports hall for 7pm. Leave 7.15pm. Warm up & go to One North East & meet at Feel Good Café. Session: 1 x 2 / 1 x 3 / 1 x 5 / 1 x 5 / 1 x 3 / 1 x 2 mins. Recovery: 5 mins with 90 secs rec & all other reps on 1 min rec.

Thursday 20th April. Meet in the sports hall for 7pm. Leave 7.15pm. Warm up around Mill Vale House loop meet on the bridge > Thursday New Location New location Session:  2 x 1 min / 1 x 2 min / 1 x 2.30 mins / 1 x 2 mins / 2 x 1 mins  / 2 x 30 secs. All reps on 1 min recovery (except 30 secs on 30 secs rec.).

On Sunday, the popular North Tyneside 10km road race took place. The race started at The Parks Sports Centre in North Shields before taking in the Fish Quay, River Tyne, Tynemouth Priory and a stretch of coastline before finishing at St. Mary’s Lighthouse. Taking the win in just over 33 mins, for Elswick Harriers, Tadele Geremew. Congratulations to you Tadele. Two Elswick Athletes, Paul Turner 7th overall and Mark McLeod 16th overall: Three in the first twenty. Great team running. The first female finisher was Ex-Elswick athlete Alison Dargie (now TBH) in 38.09. Elswicks first three ladies across the finish line were, Charlotte Baston, Melissa Bateson & Lalage Brown. Very well ran ladies indeed. Please go to http://sportstimingsolutions.co.uk/rd.php?id=168 for all results.

POS
BIB
GENDER NAME CLUB CAT CAT POS
CHIP TIME
FINISH TIME
1
2186
Male Tadele Geremew Finished in 1st Place and Won the Gold Medal Tadele Geremew Elswick Harriers SNR 1/230
00:33:04
00:33:06
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2
1885
Male Paul Turner Elswick Harriers V40 2/160
00:34:19
00:34:22
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3
1729
Male Mark Mcleod Elswick Harriers V35 5/185
00:35:47
00:35:49
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4
723
Male Simon Lynch Elswick Harriers V35 71/185
00:46:51
00:47:30
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5
452
Male Lee Dobson Elswick Harriers V40 67/160
00:47:34
00:47:41
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6
13
Male Micky Shore Elswick Harriers V35 77/185
00:47:23
00:48:03
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7
1476
Male Phil Baston Elswick Harriers V45 43/138
00:48:04
00:48:14
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8
1538
Male John Lowes Elswick Harriers SNR 120/230
00:47:20
00:48:29
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9
1472
Female Charlotte Baston Elswick Harriers SNR 27/234
00:48:50
00:49:00
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10
2013
Male Daniel Nettle Elswick Harriers V45 56/138
00:50:29
00:50:40
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11
2014
Female Melissa Bateson Elswick Harriers V45 9/151
00:50:29
00:50:40
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12
2125
Female Lalage Brown Elswick Harriers V50 9/77
00:51:42
00:52:40
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13
212
Female Amy Brown Elswick Harriers SNR 51/234
00:52:02
00:52:41
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14
765
Male Graham Leslie Elswick Harriers V65 10/28
00:53:16
00:54:12
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15
1427
Female Joanne Lucking Elswick Harriers V40 59/195
00:54:43
00:55:41
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16
2140
Female Jackie Avery Elswick Harriers V55 10/34
00:57:15
00:57:55
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17
210
Female Tina Mciver Elswick Harriers V60 6/17
00:57:34
00:58:12
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18
633
Male Nigel Hollier Elswick Harriers V60 25/40
00:58:07
00:58:29
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19
1564
Female Christiane James Elswick Harriers V55 14/34
00:58:25
00:59:02
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20
795
Female Karen Routledge Elswick Harriers V55 17/34
00:59:46
01:00:28
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21
1913
Female Michelle Coleman Elswick Harriers V45 66/151
01:00:26
01:01:07
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22
1573
Female Eve Robertson Elswick Harriers V35 151/201
01:06:42
01:07:23
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23
220
Female Emma Simblett Elswick Harriers V35 169/201
01:10:49
01:11:54
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24
685
Female Tracey Redhead Elswick Harriers V50 76/77
01:17:07
01:18:13
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25
687
Female Catherine Shore Elswick Harriers SNR 227/234
01:20:31
01:21:37
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Good Friday Relays 2017 A superb day for club & local athletes. Results below.

I will start the wrong way round! and say on behalf of the club a huge indebted thank you! To everyone who helped make this day happen. From all the marshals, officials, results team, Lynn and her team at Hedley’s café, spectators, you were first class.

A very special Thank you to Jonathan Smith, who without his knowledge, this years Results would not have come about for all five races……which incidentally had a record turnout of individuals and teams: around 200 juniors and 750 or so senior & vet athletes making up the remaining event (that is an awful lot of ‘on the day data entry’, calculations and checking to complete!).

Moving on to the races: A new under 11’s races started the day…..and what a great, highly competitive race it was! This was followed by the combined event of the U13’s boys and girls race. Again another highly competitive race! with the weather just about holding up the U15’s boys & girls race was underway, again just as competitive!

The combined womens Senior & Vets 3 leg relay race got underway as a rain shower enclosed the course, but it did not last long and certainly did not put of Laura Weightman from Morpeth, breaking the womens course record.

Finally at 11am the last race: The combined senior & vets 4 leg relay race was well and truly underway. The athletes at the front of the field were tanking along at great pace! Taking the win: Gateshead’s A team and brought home by Chris Parr.

At Hedley’s Café, your support was very much appreciated: Awards were handed at throughout the early morning for the juniors and at 1.10pm the awards were handed out by Bill McGuirk to the podium winners.

Enclosed here  EH – Good Friday Run – 2017 (Completed) is a copy of the results which will be published on Sport soft results service asap and consolidated sheets will be placed on the our club’s website under the Tab Heading RESULTS PAGE.

One final ‘thank you’ to each and everyone of YOU: helper and athlete. You were all magnificent. See you all at our Newburn River Run 10km run on Wednesday 14th June at 7.30pm. Details are on the Run Britain website: For your web browser: > http://www.runbritain.com/races?keyword=newburn river run

Last weekends racing by Team Elswick!

The club’s junior athletes had a very successful day last Sunday, at Churchill playing fields Track & Field Spring Relays, finely hosted by NSP & Blyth R.C. Please find enclosed results: or visit results_spring_2017_v3 or visit NSP’s / Blaydon Harriers website for future information of events. Alternatively visit www.necaa.weebly.com for Sunday’s results. Some great Team Wins and fine placements. Thank you to Judith for supporting the Juniors.

Thank you to Steve Robertson for the info: Here are the links to last weekend’s racing by senior club members. Well ran everyone, some great finishing positions & times: Blyth Transped 10km road race – A club championship race; http://www.racetecresults.com/results.aspx?CId=16685&RId=65

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Down the A1 the Yorkshire Half Marathon in Sheffield (Paul Turner and Mike Russell) http://chiptiming.co.uk/events/plusnet-yorkshire-half-marathon-2017/?bib=&fname=&sname=&category=&gender=&club=Elswick+Harriers

And waaaay down south! at the Brighton Marathon, Elswick Rob Lambert ran a fine race:http://results.active.com/events/brighton-marathon-2017/men-overall/robert-lambert

Back ‘up north’ where Jennifer Scarlett was 3rd placed lady at the Allendale Challenge.  Well ran Jen! (A link couldn’t be found to this event – apologies….)

So totting up the Cragside and Blyth races – the club championship is well underway with four events completed. keep it going Team Elswick! club champs 2017 race 3 club champs 2017 race 4

 

 

 

SENIOR TRAINING & GOOD FRIDAY MARSHAL LIST

Hello Team Elswick. Thank you to everyone who has responded to give their time to help at this week’s Good Friday Relays. Please find enclosed a copy of the marshaling list and your respective role. MARSHAL LIST 2017 VER 2 (UPDATED AS LAST CHANGES MADE – WEDNESDAY @ 6.45PM) Roles & responsibilities will be explained at your briefing.

The club appreciates that members who have volunteered, would enjoy watching the races. However due to the 2.5 mile disconnect between HQ, car parking and race location, it is just not possible.

Make no mistake that your contribution to this event is pivotal to the safe and effective hosting of this famous & historical event. YOUR SUPPORT is greatly appreciated by the club.

May I ask that ALL car parking marshals, HQ and results compilation team only, meet promptly at Hedley’s Café at 8.15am, where the appropriate briefing, contact no.s & marshal bib will be supplied.

ALL other marshals meet promptly at Hedley’s café at 8.30am. A final briefing will be made along with the provision of contact no.s & a marshal bib.

All helpers please bring a fully charged mobile phone, a bottle of water & appropriate clothing & footwear.

It will be a very busy morning & afternoon for all the volunteers, lets ensure a good start to the day and we start the two briefings on time. Thank you 🙂

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Senior Training: Tuesday: NEW MEETING TIME TRIAL: MEET IN THE SPORTS HALL FROM 7PM. SENIORS LEAVE THE HALL AT 7.15PM. Warm up & run towards One North East. Meet at the Feel Good Café. Session: 6 x 3 mins with 1 min recovery.

Senior Training Thursday: NEW MEETING TIME TRIAL: MEET IN THE SPORTS HALL FROM 7PM. SENIORS LEAVE THE HALL AT 7.15PM. Warm up around Mill Vale houses warm up and go to the “new warburtons” meeting point New location Thursday New Location   . Session: 1 x 2 min / 6 x 1 min / 2 x 30 secs to finish (all reps on 1 min rec).

A TRIAL OF A NEW STARTING TIME. Club Champs update. A request for help!

Hello Team Elswick. A request on behalf of the club. The Good Friday Event is nearly here. We need marshals for car parking, course marshals and assistance to set up HQ, En-route to the start / & the start, finish area. It is quite an undertaking and one the club cannot do with ‘just a few people’. If you can help please, do get in touch via Facebook or scribe your name on the club’s noticeboard sheet. Your time and support will be much appreciated. Thank you.

After last nights committee meeting the club is going to trial throughout April, an earlier start time. Please do informally spread the news amongst your fellow running colleagues.

FROM TUESDAY 11TH APRIL: Please meet in the sports hall from 7pm.

The senior squad will now leave the centre at 7.15pm on both Tuesday’s & Thursday’s. Its expected that runners will be back at the centre for 8.15pm.

If runners meet elsewhere or drive straight to a senior session location, then please factor in the earlier start:

Bring your own timings forward by 15 mins.

Juniors: (parents kindly note) That the new start time applies to both junior squads.

Beginners & Intermediate group: Kindly note that this start time of leaving the sports hall can also apply to you. However if your groups wish to leave between 7.15pm & 7.30pm, then this is perfectly acceptable, as the hall is booked for us. Please coordinate your leaving time with run group leaders Les Williamson & Simon Lynch.

CLUB KIT: Kindly note that Steve Robertson (Kit Manager) will deal with enquiries AFTER training sessions at the centre. Thank you.

Please feedback via Facebook or informally on training evenings where committee members will be on hand to take note of your opinion. Thank you for your cooperation throughout the forthcoming trial.

Thank you to Val Wilson for the club Champs update, post Cragside Trail Race. > club champs 2017 race 3

Weekend race round up & Senior Training.

Team Elswick has been busy once again, competing in several races, one of which was a club championship event at Cragside. Several of our athletes had 1st’s in their Age Group categories. Well ran everyone. (Dave Jardin will be writing a report for the website).

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The Cragside results can be viewed here: Cragside 10k . Paul Gaish from the club competed at the South Shields 5km race as well as the Cragside 10km Trail race. Well ran Paul. The results of this race can be found here: South Shields Summer Trail Series 5k On Sunday several Elswick Harrier Athletes took to the start line of the Asics Greater Manchester Marathon. Congratulations to Gillian Allen who ran a superb 3.10 which made Gillian finish 7th V40 in her age group. Well run, Tom, Penny, Peter, Emma, David, and Elaine who also ran the 26.2 miles. A consolidated sheet of results can be viewed here: GMM 2017  Thanks to Steve for the results.

The club championship results table will be published shortly……..And finally, this week’s senior training: 

Tuesday: Leave centre at 7.30pm and warm up to One North East, meet at Feel Good Café.

Session: 2 x 5 mins ( 2 mins rec) / 2 x 4 mins (1 min 45 secs rec) / 2 x 3 mins (45 secs rec). After each set: Runners re-group at the Feel Good Café start points.

Thursday: Leave centre at 7.30pm and warm up around the Mill Vale Houses Loop. Meet at New Warburton’s location: New location & Doc1 

Session: 3 x 2 mins (1 min rec) / 4 x 1 min (1 min rec) / 5 x 30 secs ( 30 secs rec).