Junior report & pics from Jan, Ken & Claire. On a very cold and extremely windy day Elswick had 22 juniors on the starting line. On a very hilly and demanding course the races started with the under 11s:
U/11 Boys 7th Jake Stroud 33rd Sam Allison. U/11 Girls 4th Poppy Wilde 11th Erin Blight 33rd Sydney Bungay 34th Lola Wood 36th Kate Jude 39th Jessica Robinson 52nd Keira Bairstow. U/13 Boys 16th William Butterworth 17th Jake Robertson. 48th Adam Robinson 6th Team. U/13 Girls 15th Caitlin Flanagan 34th Imogen Bungay 35th Lucy Milburn 49th Sophie Henderson 7th Team. U/15 Boys 20th Zac Old. U/15 Girls 34th Charley Lee. U/17/20 Girls 11th Suzannah Fielding (7th u/17)14th Hannah Tumia (10th u/17) 31st Kerry-Anne Simpson (21st u/17) 6th Team. U/17 Boys 40th Jamie Styles 41st Chris Mason.
A great turnout for this championship race. A big thank you to Steve Robertson who brought the tent. Next race is the Sherman Cup / Davison Shield on the 5th January which is part of the Harrier League you don’t need a special number it’s back to using your own number which you were given at the beginning of the season. There are 3 races left to compete for the club championships so get them spikes on and have a go.
The ladies were placed 11th Team with Amy Fuller in 42nd place in 37.56. Andrea Banner 44th in 38.02. Catherine Lowes 68th in 39.11 and Charlotte Baston 69th in 39.19. Great packing by the ladies and a very respectable placing. Well ran ladies.
The men were placed 17th Team with Andrew Ball on 71st 49.48. Richard Houghton 102nd 51.50. Scott Brady 138th 54.16. Michael Russell 170th 56.03. Paul Robinson 183rd 56.45 and Dean Pepperell 186th 56.53. Well done gents. All of the results can be viewed by visiting clicking on this link here > 2018 results
Very well ran everyone for competing in this all club team competition. You did Team Elswick Proud.
A canny bunch of Elswick Harrier Club Runners ALL ran to the Xmas venue (not!) this year, at the Percy Arms on Wallbottle Bank. A fine assembly of the internet’s best offerings of acrylic xmas jumpers, perfectly encapsulated around the Xmas tummy 🙂 For some, time to enjoy their favourite pub tipple, post the North East Cross Country Championships earlier in the day. Above & below are a few photos of the evening- with the main attraction quite arguably! being Simon’s mighty fine 2 – piece Armani Xmas Suit and the WINNER of the Xmas ‘Jumper’ Competition! A buffet of hot and cold food, background music ensued throughout. A full raffle draw also took place: everyone a winner. Thank you to Michelle Coleman for organising the evening on behalf of the club members, assisted by Harry and Simon during the evening.
A really testing course today at this popular and increasingly classy event held on the Blyth sea front. The tide was in which made the going really tough with athletes having to negotiate their way across lots of rocks and through sea water and even quick sand at times. On top of that it was raining so quite a challenge this year.
The Elswick team members ran well with Mark McNally just missing out on his third victory here when he was passed by a North Shields Poly athlete only 10 yards from the finish line. Next home was Harry followed by Kim, Lee, Jeff, Andy, Steve and Dave.
Mark received the runner up award and Harry took 1st M70 prize. The team of four counters were just pipped for third team by Tyne Bridge.
A note from the Junior Coaching Team: The last training session is on Thursday 20th December 2018.Training resumes on the Thursday 3rd January 2019.There will be no training on Tuesday 18th December as this is the night of the Junior Christmas party. For party info, see Micky Shore for details.Thank you. The Junior Coaching Team.
Sunday 11th Nov: Team Elswick’s David Healy ran the Wooler Half Marathon in 2:52:04 and senior coach Steve Robertson ran the Run Nation 10 miler at Hamsterly Forest. Dave was placed 137th and Steve ran a fine 1:03:57 and into 2nd place! Very well (belatedly) ran gents, great effort by both runners. Cheers, GB.
Words & Photos: Thanks to Les Williamson. Thank you (From GB) To Team Elswick Volunteers who put this very canny run event ON! Qu: “How fast can you go?” Ans: ” Don’t Know, never tried”. Photo below: some of the 45 newer members engaged in the 1 mile handicap around the Quadrant loop at ONE Estate. An excellent example too of “be seen / be safe ethos” from Team Elswick Runners.