Club Run Groups – Week Commencing 21/01/2019

This week’s Group Runs are as  follows: Tuesday 22nd January 2019. Les will be leading a group between 3-4 miles at a slow & steady conversational pace. Simon will be leading both intermediate group’s , approximately 5.5 miles at a pace of 8– 11 min miles to accommodate all levels. We will be heading over Newburn Bridge and along the riverside to Blaydon Burn , up through the Burn and them turnaround and come back. Mainly flat with a hill at around 2 miles.

Thursday 24th January 2019. Les will again be leading a group between 3-4 miles at a slow & steady conversational pace. As it stands Simon will be leading both intermediate groups , however this is subject to change! This run will be the usual distance of approximately 5.5 miles at a pace of 8-11 minute miles but will be mainly on hills around Throckley / Heddon way. Head Torches / hi Vis are a must for both Group Runs. For anyone who is interested there is a longer run planned for Saturday 26th January meeting at The Perry , Hillheads Road at 0900 it will be a distance of approximately 10-12 miles – route to be determined.

Senior sessions for Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th Jan

The senior sessions for Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th Jan will be,
Tuesday 22nd: 5km handicap. Meet at Bus Stop at one North East after warm up. Tom will be using the finish times from the last 5km session to set your handicap. If you didn’t take part last time and would like to run in this one then please let myself or Andrea know asap. We will then forward your name to Tom. This will avoid a lot of hanging about on the night while handicap times are being set.
Thursday 24th: Indoor circuits followed by 6 x 2 mins on centre field with 1 min recovery.

Safety Notice!

Please take extra care when travelling, and running, to and from the club tonight. Graham Bell has just called to say that he’s been for a run along Grange Road and Blaney Row and that there’s black ice on the footpaths and road

NECAA Road Relays, 16th Feb at Hetton Lyons Country Park

The NECAA Road Relays take place on Saturday 16th Feb at Hetton Lyons Country Park. Each runner covers a total of 2.22 miles on a 2 lap course. Senior/Vet women and V50+ Vet men are made up of 4 legs and the Senior/V40+ men have 6 legs. If you’d like to take part then please let myself or Andrea Banner kow as soon as possible as we will close the list next Friday in order to look at team line-ups. I’ve attached a link to the race prospectus below.


Northumberland Schools XC Championships

Thank you to Jan and Ken for the report. Northumberland Schools was held 15th January 2019 at Temple Park South Shields. Cool but sunny, good running conditions, Elswick Harriers had a great turnout of juniors who represented their schools. All had previously raced to qualify for this XC representing different regions of the county. Well done for getting this far.

Minor Boys 24th Adam Robinson 11.55. 35th Aaron Ikwue 12.13. 54th Elliot Kelso 12.37. 84th Bailey Shore 14.37. Junior Boys 5th Zac Old 15.24. 52nd Charles Mason 18.39. Intermediate Boys 38th Kieran Dixon 23.33. Minor Girls 2nd Poppy Old 10.56. 7th Lucy Milburn 11.50. 19th Sophie Henderson 12.26. 27th Bella Russell 12.38. 52nd Katy Bullock 13.45. 53rd Ellie Winter 13.54.
Junior Girls 12th Zara Naughton 12.18. 13th Caitlin Flanagan 12.21. 30th Imogen Bungay 13.20. 58th Emma Robinson 14.38. Intermediate Girls 5th Suzannah Fielding 17.19. 8th Hannah Tumia 17.24. 13th Charley Lee 18.13. 16th Emily Allison 18.33. 31st Aimee Bairstow 20.46. Top 16 will qualify to represent Northumberland in the next round. Which will again be held at Temple Park on the 2nd February we will be competing against Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham and North Yorkshire. Well done to all that competed.


Team Elswick – Your 2019 club championship has arrived. New and improved for 2019! A lot of thought and consideration has been put into this years championship, taking on board the recent club’s survey results. It is available to ALL senior club members: Main Squad, Intermediate and Beginner group athletes are encouraged to support and give the championship a try. It has a ‘road’ & a separate ‘Cross Country’ series. A revised points scoring system should ensure fairness and parity.

Remember this is YOUR club championship folks – time to lend your support and participation in this anniversary year. We are 130 years young!

Thank you to Noel, Steve and Andrea for creating the 2019 format. So without further ado, have a read through the races and rules and sign up!

Click the link here >  2019 Club Championship


Club Run Sessions – Week Commencing 14/01/2019

Tuesday 14th January 2019


Les will be leading a group between 3-4 miles at a slow & steady conversational pace.

This week we will be combining both Intermediate Groups.  The run route will be approx. 5.5 miles at a pace of between 8:00 – 11:00 min miles to accommodate all levels. There will be the usual challenging hills somewhere along the way maybe with some mud chucked in for fun!

Head Torches/ Hi Vis are a must for both Group runs.                                                                                                                                                                   .

Thursday 16th January 2019 – Monthly Mile


No separate run sessions on Thursday. We will meet at the Centre at 7pm for a 7:15pm start. A short warm up down to One North East, followed by the Monthly Mile set up by Les Williamson – Fast Flat and well lit. This is a handicapped run, if you haven’t ran  in the event before please give your anticipated finish time to Les prior to starting. Once completed cool down back to the Centre afterwards.

Those wanting to meet at One North East please arrive no later than 7:35pm , meeting at Stannah Roundabout.

Presentation Evening, Saturday 16th March 2019.

Hello Team Elswick! Everyone is cordially invited to: The Clubs Presentation Evening on Saturday 16th March 2019.  Venue: Newburn leisure centre function room. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Junior, senior, vet and club awards, buffet, Beckleberrys ice cream, raffle, quiz. Tickets are £5 each and are selling fast! Family & friends welcome. Contact Michelle Coleman on a training evening or via the clubs Facebook page. Its a grand evening as we look back and acknowledge athletes performances and club members achievements.  Its your club folks, so do join us on Saturday 16th March. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Club Constitution

Hello Elswick Harrier Members. The club’s committee have been busy at work updating the club’s constitution document. This updated document was approved at the committee meeting on Monday 7th January 2019. The document was today formatted and E-signatures added. The constitution document is now live and available to view.

In addition, there is also a new guidance document for club related matters. This will assist committee members as they go about fulfilling their obligations on behalf of the club.

Both documents can be found under the website’s tab heading of Club Documents. Thank you.