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.

Ben with Team Elswick at the Great Winter Run,Edinburgh

What a difference a year makes…………Well one year ago I stood at the start of the BUPA Great Winter Run ‘bricking it’ as this was my first race/competitive run/fun run I completed in since leaving school. Encouraged to take part by some soon to be Elswick Team mates, I amazed myself by completing the tricky route in 24.18 and without stopping might I add! One year on, I again traveled north of the border with a few Elswick team mates all of us ready to tackle the newly named Morrison Great Winter Run. Continue reading

Signal Relays: Be part of running in a team!

The NECAA Road Relay championships are to be held on SATURDAY 14TH FEBRUARY 2015 at Hetton Lyons Country Park, Hetton-le-Hole. All age categories run 2.22 miles which is two lap course of a tarmac path around a small lake. A 4 leg relay for senior women, vet women over 35 and vet men over 50. A six leg relay for senior men and vet men over 40.

Names please to Club Captains, Lalage Brown, Graham Bell or Frank Watson BEFORE THURSDAY 29th JANUARY please.

Visit www.houghtonharriers.org for travel directions. It is a popular day for local clubs, so please do lend your support to this team event.  More information is supplied in the link below. Cheers, GB.

SIGNAL RELAYS INFORMATION

Gold for the women’s team at the Durham Relays!

A picture of calm before th CALM BEFORE THE RACING AT THE DURHAM RELAYS

THE CALM BEFORE THE RACING AT THE DURHAM CATHEDRAL RELAYS

The popular Durham Cathedral Relays took place on Sunday. A ‘new’ 3km course for the winter relay (now the same as the ‘new’ summer relay course). Horizontal rain, blustery wind and a spell of sunshine awaited the teams on the playing fields of Durham University. This race incorporates the Masters Open Relay Championships. We must start with the GOLD winning performance from the ladies of Team Elswick. They were magnificent from start to finish. Making her relay team debut Claire Tumia got the team off to a fine start, finishing in a strong 13.00. Handing over to Justina Heslop, she tore through the field to record the fastest women’s time of the day. A great run with a time of 10.49. Third leg belonged to Andrea Banner, she brought the team home with 1st place for the O/35’s vets category. Andrea’s time was 12.39. Overall the team finished 4th too! The team’s total time was: 36.28. Congratulations to all three women. A great team performance.

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CLAIRE ON THE FIRST LEG

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A STORMING SECOND LEG BY JUSTINA

ANDREA BRINGS IT HOME AND GOLD FOR THE WOMEN'S TEAM

ANDREA BRINGS IT HOME AND GOLD FOR THE WOMEN’S TEAM

Next up for the wind and rain were the vet men. For us, three teams took to the start line. Elswicks A Team (An O/45): Phil Sanderson (laid low with illness admirably ran a 12.52). Handing over to a nervous Mark Turnbull, ran a strong 11.11, leaving the last leg to Lee Bennett who brought the lads home in 34.47. Lee’s last leg was 10.44. They still finished in 20th position out of almost 100 teams! Get well soon Phil…..you will be back. (N.B. Best wishes to a full recovery for Paul Turner who would have competed but he was knocked from his bike on Friday and has a suspected broken collar bone. On behalf of the club Paul, ‘Get well soon’).

START OF THE VETS RACE

START OF THE VETS RACE

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LEAD OUT MAN PHIL SANDERSON

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MARK TURNBULL ON LEG 2

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LEE BATTLES THE WIND ON LEG 3

Elswick’s B; O/45 Team were out in force too! Chris Pearce missed the start by 45 secs, but came right through the field in an impressive 12.26. Better again Dave Jardin ran a very solid 12.03. Anchoring the team and returning from injury, Alan Rambo Thompson brought it home in 32nd place with an individual time of 11.45 and a total time of 36.14. Well done gents!

CHRIS RUNNING STRONG ON LEG 1

CHRIS RUNNING STRONG ON LEG 1

DAVE ON LEG 2 AND RUNNING TOWARDS HANDOVER

DAVE ON LEG 2 AND RUNNING TOWARDS HANDOVER

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A GRIMACED RAMBO AND LOOKING FOR THE FINISH LINE!

Elswick’s C Team (An O/55): Off first was Rob Wilson battling the wind to hand over in a commendable 13.13. On the second leg was Graham Leslie valiantly running the clock down to a 14.07. The anchor leg was Tom Hanson’s. He ran a sterling 13.15 and a total team time of 40.35. Well done gents. You were 5th placed O/55 .

ROB WILSON ON LEG 1

ROB WILSON ON LEG 1

GRAHAM ON LEG  2

GRAHAM ON LEG 2

TOM ON LEG 3

TOM ON LEG 3

 Last out were the seniors. More wind upon more wind! Nevertheless! Elswick’s A Team: Off first was Tadele Geremew. He ran the 7th Fastest time of the day in 9.34. A great run. Handing over in 4th position to Mark McLeod. A duel with Gateshead’s Conrad Franks ensured another fast time. Mark ran a fast 9.58. The last leg was for Paul Jones running 11.09. A strong last 3km brought the team home across the line in 10th position with a total time of 30.41. A result to be proud of indeed. Well done gents.

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SOOOOOO QUICK ITS A BLUR….TADELE ON LEG 1 WITH NICK SWINBURN

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A DUEL ON LEG TWO: MARK AND CONRAD ON THE “INCLINE”

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BRINGING IT HOME FOR A TOP 10 FINISH, PAUL JONES.

Elswick’s B Team: A mixed team made up of vets and a senior. But no matter we were there and we competed! First off was Mark McNally  (His first competition since last spring. He battled the increasing wind speed and ran a good 13.01. Handing over to a late replacement, Graham Bell ran a 12.28. The anchor leg was another first team relay outing for Martin Thrift. He ran an admirable 15.28, bringing the team home in 40.57. We were home in 59th position. Well done gents. Thank you to all who took part and supported. Thank you to Durham Harriers who hosted the event.

MEMBERS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

Below are the links to this years club championship, all identical, just in different formats. Furthermore, there is a hard copy on the club’s notice board. In the sports hall where we gather, there is a paper copy on the portable notice board & a folder where you can remove a paper copy. For everyone competing, your age on the day of the first race (the Terry O’ Gara 5km in late March: Date TBC) will be your allocated age group for this 2015 club championship. Age group categories:  Seniors.   m/w 40.    m/w 50.    m/w 60. Qualifying / award positions for Seniors & all Vet categories: 1st 3 places awarded if more than 4 qualify. 1st 2 places awarded if 3 only qualify. 1st place qualifies if only 2 or 1 qualifies. The remaining rules are at the bottom of the championship document. Please take a moment to read. Almost all race dates are To Be Confirmed by the host clubs.

BLAYDON RACE NOTE: IMPORTANT! A limited number of entries will be available from 6AM until midnight on 2nd February for club runners only. Entries will re-open at 6AM on 3rd February & will close when full. 

For on-line entries:   http://www.resultsbase.net/home.aspx 

Or For general info: http://www.blaydon-race.com/

Elswick’s Val Wilson has kindly agreed to compile the results.

Good luck and enjoy the competition! Cheers, GB :)

CLUB CHAMPS 2015 Excel

CLUB CHAMPS VER 4. 2015

CLUB CHAMPS 2015 PDF

Final Reminder

Would all members please note that subscriptions for the year
2014/15 are due, and failure to settle by 17th January will incur a surcharge of £5. If you are unable to be at the club, payment can be made to the club secretary at 28, Hewley Crescent,Throckley, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 9PX.