Welcome to Elswick Harriers!

A multi-discipline team club, proud of our running heritage. Committed, determined, passionate. Established in 1889.

Welcome to Elswick Harriers!                        - A multi-discipline team club, proud of our running heritage. Committed, determined, passionate. Established in 1889.

NEHL – Alnwick 28/02/15

The penultimate fixture takes place this Saturday at  Alnwick Pastures – Post Code NE66 1YU with the Women’s race off at 1.15 p.m and the Senior Men at 2:10 p.m
The afternoons sport starts with the Under 11’s at 12:15. Full details of parking etc, can be obtained from Alnwick Harriers website. Lets hope for a good turn out this weekend from members.

Elswick’s Phil Hurst is selected for Great Britain!

Update : Phil has received confirmation of his selection for the Great Britain squad in the European Indoor Championships. He will be competing in the 3000 metres.

The championships take place in Prague between Friday 6th and Sunday 8th of March. Phil will be part of a 39 strong British Team competing against Europe’s finest. Congratulations to Phil on this milestone in his athletic career. :)

The BBC will be covering the event with the following timetable: (GMT)

Friday 6th March on BBC 2. 08.30 am til 12.00 noon & 16.30 til 18.00.

Saturday 7th March on BBC 2. 08.30 am til 11.30 am & 16.30 til 19.30.

Sunday 8th March 13.30 til 17.15 BBC Red Button & 15.50 til 17.15 on BBC 2.

Don’t forget to set your VHS & Betamax Video Recorders!

Presentation Night

YOU are invited to Elswick Harriers PRESENTATION NIGHT on Saturday 21st March. All members are invited to attend for the annual prize giving with buffet, quiz and raffle upstairs in the Leisure Centre. Time of arrival 7pm for 7.30pm start and tickets are £5 per person and £15 for families. All welcome so please bring family and friends. I will be at the club next week to collect money so please let me have your names and how many tickets you would like so I can arrange catering thanks. Mary x

Phil Earns Qualification Time

PHIL HURST has had a very successful couple of weeks, starting with the British Indoor Championships held at Sheffield. In a strong field he gained a very meritorious silver medal in the 3k event clocking 8:05 which was a seasons best ,finishing just behind Lee Emmanuel, with Tom Lancashire finishing in bronze medal slot.

This performance resulted in Phil receiving an invitation to the Sainsburys Grand Prix in Birmingham for the attempt on the world 2 mile record by Mo Farah, in an event which attracted a full house and nationwide coverage on B.B.C. T.V. Phil was unphased by the occasion and set off boldly to try an achieve the European Indoor qualifying time for 3k of 7.52. This world class field included Bernard Legat, and whilst Phil was never at the head of the field he dug in and finished in 8:26. More importantly he went through 3k in 7:51 which was a massive P.B. and inside the European qualifying time.


Royal Signals Success at the Road Relay Championships!


Sara, Ladies Captain Lalage and Justina with medals

Cool overcast conditions awaited athletes at the annual and popular Royal Signals Road relay Championships at Hetton Lyons Country Park. The club had 8 teams out in total. A good turnout from club members and so thanks to those who gave up time to compete on Saturday afternoon. It was a hard fought competition in all categories and the standout result for the club belonged to the Vet 35 ladies team who came away with a brilliant and well deserved 3rd place. Congratulations to Claire, Rachel, Sara and Justina.




Vet 35 A Women Claire T14.56 Rachel W15.00 Sara B15.56 Justina H12.13 Category Position 3rd
Snr Women A Janice H14.58 Yvette D15.56 Sara D15.50 Gina C14.24 13th
Vet B Women Mary L15.45 Lalage B18.27 Emma T16.18 Yvonne S16.32 14th
Vet C Women Melissa B18.04 Amy S17.58 Christine L20.36 Michelle C19.44 20th
Vet Men 50 Alan T12.55 Harry M14.52 Steve W15.40 Tom H15.36 8th
Vet Men 40 Phil S12.29 Mark T12.52 Kevin S13.42 Jason O12.43 Iain H12.53 Lee B12.02 4th
Snr Men Mark C13.12 Ben Hall13.51 Connor H13.01 Ant B15.21? Richard D13.51 Seamus K14.04 30th
Snr Men Chris P13.44 Dave J13.49 Daniel N14.48 Robert E15.47 Graham L15.22 Steve C16.56 39th



Connor in action


Connor with the Heslops and Dad!

In my humble opinion two exceptional performances: Connor Howd making a successful transition from Junior to Senior racing (Connor’s first Senior outing). It is a significant step, so very well done to Connor! A superb Vet women’s course record went to our very own Justina Heslop. Congratulations Justina! Thank you to everyone who supported Team Elswick :) Cheers, GB



Senior Training Sessions

Tuesday 17th February – One North East – 1×6 mins with 2 Mins recovery, 1×5 mins with 2 mins recovery, 1×6 Mins with 2 Mins recovery, then 1×5 mins to finish.

Thursday 19th February – Warburtons – 3×1 Minute with 1 Minute recovery, then 6 times hill with jog recovery, followed by 3×1 Minute to finish.


Saturday 14th of February sees the running of: The NECCA Signals Road Relay Championships at Hetton Lyons Country Park, Hetton-le-Hole. Start times are; for the senior and vet women AND the Over 50’s mens teams; your race starts at 12 noon. The senior mens and vet mens race starts at 1.15pm. Please allow yourself to arrive in good time (around 45 mins before race start time). Click on the PDF icon for excellent directions. Or click on the website below for further details. Cheers, GB.



Finally there is a new tab heading on the front page of the website titled “Junior Track & Field 2015″ For parents, guardians and Juniors to browse and hopefully, the latter, to sign up for some good friendly competition. Further information, please talk to Mark Carpenter or Mark Todd (Junior Coaches). Thanks, GB