This Weeks Training

Tuesday 18th – 5 min strides followed by 2x2k, then an additional 2k as an optional extra. We will start at the crescent again.

Thursday 20th –  I am looking to get the track for the end of the session, 4x2mins, 4 short hills and then 4×400.

Blaydon and Elswick 9th July Senior Track and Field Fixture at Monkton Stadium

Thanks to Cath Lee for the report & photos. The combined team pulled together as numbers were a little depleted from Blaydon due to English schools being on the same weekend. This gave us a chance to try some new events and even got Martin Connelly returning to competing in the Steeple Chase after many years, taking it seriously he went out and bought some new spikes …unfortunately he DNF but well done for giving it a go!

Mary and Sarah put their muscles to use and competed in shot put and discus – well done ladies! Elspeth made her season debut along with Bella in the 800m, then Bella went on to a PB in the javelin and then got the team some points in the high jump too. Chris competed in the 400m and 1500m, Joanne in the 3000m and myself in the 1500m. Paul with Shaun coming to the rescue and stepping in at the last minute taking part in the shot put, and then competing in the 5000m too.
Man of the match has to go to Ben, not one to let the team down! Taking part in the 800m, triple jump, high jump, 100m relays and 400m relays.

The team finished 5th on the day and the next fixture is on Saturday 5th August venue TBC. If anyone is interested please see Ben and Mary as they will be co-ordinating the final fixture. Let’s get as many events covered to maintain position and secure our spot in the league (Nice pen Ben!)

Senior Training Sessions

Tuesday 4th July, 4×5 min with 2 min recovery, this should start at the 3rd cut, not the Pylon or the next one, gives all runners the chance to get round the loop.

Thursday 6th July,  10x short hills 1.15 sec, this is the usual back road next to the allotments.

Senior Training Sessions

Tuesday 27th is the 5k and on…….

Thursday 29th we are doing 4x1k with 1.30 recovery. The start is (Blue bin just passed the crescent) to the finish (Blue bin after the Pylon), only the recovery is timed.

Senior Training Sessions

Next weeks seniors sessions will be as follows
Tuesday 20th: 3x6mins (2 min rec). Meet at One North East pylon
Thursday 22nd: 3x3mins (1 min rec), 5 x short hills, 3 x 800m (1 lap rec). On the track at Sports Centre

2017 Newburn River Run – A grand evening for athlete & club!

A warm evening awaited competitors & spectators last night at the club’s river run last night. A record entry saw over 350 runners take to the start line. A course change to avoid runners coming over Newburn bridge, meant a new finish line at the Newcastle University building and the course becoming a 6 mile course length. From the runners comments post race – my understanding is that is was a ‘thoroughly enjoyable’ evening and that the participants enjoyed the 6 mile run (apologies we could not get rid of the humidity!).

Please find the results enclosed: 2017 Newburn River Run Results . The results will be published in due course by ‘Sports Soft’ & on ‘Run Britain ‘. Thank you to all the runners who made it a record breaking evening – You were all superb! Our sincere appreciation to Howden’s Joinery & Newcastle University for supporting our ‘new‘ run event.

Thank you to the club members who gave up their free time to help the club stage this run. From those people in & around event HQ, the leisure centre staff, all the course marshals & officials – The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank you all.

Finally as advertised in the leisure last night,  do watch out for news & confirmed details of the club’s 2017 Norman Woodcock Memorial Race. A new format awaits this event! A 3 person team relay event for both club & un-attached runners. When?  Saturday 25th November at 2pm – Gosforth Race Course – on a newly tarmaced flat path 🙂 1.66 miles per lap. Costs: £6 per 3 person team / £2 for un-attached runners. Please join us & sign up – when we go live!

Senior Training w/c 12th June / River Run Helpers Note.

From Tom Hanson: Kindly note: This Tuesday will see the start of extending the sessions (for those who can only get there for 7.30pm). So, leaving the centre at 7.15pm & heading towards the pylon on the river side of the footpath ONE. Pylon Location. Session: 3 x 1 mile, with 2 min recovery. For runners getting there late we will be extending the number of miles up to 5 if required.

Thursday: Station Bank session. Leave the centre at 7.15pm. ‘Blaney Row warm up’ & continue to head out along the cinder path. Turn right at the 1st “farmers gate”. Meet at bottom of the hill – opposite the houses on the left. Session: 3 x long hill (and 5 x 3 mins). The long reps can be extended to 4 to let late arrivals catch up on their training.

RIVER RUN helpers & marshals – unless you have been contacted by the club directly then:

please all meet in the crèche room at the centre for 6.15pm. Thank you.

Blaydon Race 2017 (Photos & results) – A grand evening for the club!

IMG-20170609-WA0000A superb turnout by Team Elswick for the Blaydon Race. 74 members took part. Over 4000 took to the start line on a warm & breezy Friday evening. Photos enclosed along with results and web link from results base. Thank you to Iain Hardy who was the” clubs official Iphone 3 photographer! 🙂 on the evening. Winner of the 2017 race was Peter Newton from Morpeth A&C in 27.47. The winner of the womens race was Sonia Samules from Sale Harriers in 29.46. First home was Elswick Harriers was Tadele Mulugeta in 14th place in 29.32. First home from the ladies contingent was Gina Howorth in 36.47. Well done to everyone competing on Friday evening, keep it going Team Elswick! Many thanks to all the officials and volunteers on the evening. Finally, congratulations to Blaydon Harriers for hosting this sell out historical race. Continue reading Blaydon Race 2017 (Photos & results) – A grand evening for the club!