Durham City 5&10 km road races

On Wednesday 19th July the combined Durham City 5Km and 10km provided the setting for some exciting road racing through the cobbled streets over a challenging and hilly course. The race finished in Palace Green outside Durham Cathedral.  

In the very competitive 5km race Elswicks Robyn Bennett won the womens race in 18:54. In the mens 5km race Lee Bennett finished in 7th place and was 1st vet in 17:11. Following on behind was Rowan Bennett in 10th position in 18:05. In the 10km race Elswick had 5 runners who enjoyed 2 laps of the course.  Michael Clegg was 596th in 55:56, Jennifer Barnes was 597th also in 55:56, David Hodgson was 620th in 56:44, Colette Byrne was 918th in 1:00:31 and Elaine Henderson was 920th in 1:00:32. Below, is Robyn in full flight, crossing the winning tape. Congratulations Robyn, superb effort – superb win! For all the results go to: http://www.durhamcityrun.com/event-info/results/

 

THE CLUB’S SUMMER GAMES ARE ON THEIR WAY!

Members, family & friends are cordially invited to: 

A free evening of team running & spectating!

On Thursday 27th July 2017.

 Newburn Leisure Centre Playing Field.

Time to meet? 6.45 pm to 7.10 pm.  

The friendly games will begin at 7.15 pm.

Bring along some food for a shared buffet.

Join us after the games, in the function room for prizes & food! See you all there 🙂

 

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!