TUESDAY: ALL club members group photo opportunity, 7.25pm playing field. Kindly bring a club vest or any club apparel or something red. Don’t worry if you have none of this: just wear your training gear. Your presence is more important than a red top 🙂 Senior group: 23 minutes top loop on Wallbottle Bank.
Last opportunity for senior name entry: Tuesday evening in the sports hall: to Frank Watson, Lalage Brown, Graham Bell (or via Face Book).
Juniors names to Mark Carpenter or Mark Todd as soon as you can please.
On the evening: collect your number between 6.30 & 7pm in the sports hall. 7.20pm last group photo opportunity. What to wear? same note as above from Tuesday.
7.30pm we will start the run. Wear whatever you wish. We hope to have the run completed by 8.30 pm at the very latest, then:
Afterwards, everyone is invited to the function room. If members could kindly bring along ‘party food’ for the post run buffet, that would be most appreciated. Thank you. The function room will be open from 7pm with tables set aside to place food on.
Everyone will receive a bottle of water and a small token prize as a way of saying ‘thank you’ for supporting your club run evening.
We have on our doorstep, a magnificent coast line: luckier still, we have Alnwick Harriers Running Club, that gives athletes the opportunity to run a 13 mile race from Beadnell to Alnmouth. And so 35 from Elswick stood alongside over 1000 fellow runners on Beadnell beach on Sunday (A sell out event in 18hours!).
At 10.30a.m. the hooter sounded and the race was underway. Runners picking their line down the beach. A warm, humid day were the running conditions, so it was quite tough for everyone taking part. At the front of the field it was Morpeth’s Carl Avery who won the race by a considerable margin in 1.13.34 Congratulations to Carl. The first female athlete to finish was Joanna Gascoigne-Owens From Alnwick harriers in 1.27.17. Congratulations to Joanna. Below are the results (and link here > https://www.resultsbase.net/results ) from Elswick’s athletes: you were all superb: Elswick’s first finisher was Jason Old in 18th overall – 1.25.25 (4th V40) and for the ladies: Jude Nutt in fine form finishing in 60th overall (3rd V35) in 1.32.41. Some excellent finishing positions and personal bests: Age group category podiums for Mark McNally and Harry Matthews (first & third). Once athletes had finished many of Team Elswick stayed back on the beach for what has now become a popular post run picnic on the beach: A fine way to end the run! Below the table of results is the continue reading icon for photographs of runners at the finish. Thank you to ALL of the volunteers and helpers yesterday. Special Thanks to Alnwick Harriers for hosting the event and finally thank you to the people & medical professionals who came to the rescue of a fellow runner who took poorly during the race.
The clubs inaugural 3km handicap race for club members will be held this coming Thursday 28th July. To help with the preparations, all runners who are planning on running need to let the club know by Tuesday 26th at the latest. Please ensure that you arrive prompt and early on Thursday so you can be given your start time.
The dates have been announced. This years fixtures list for the NEHL are below.
1st of October venue to be confirmed.
Sunday 9th of October Duridge Bay.
19th of November. Sherman Cup, Temple Park.
26th of November, Thornley Farm, near Peterlee, my understanding for this event are some volunteers and marshals from all the clubs will be needed.
7th of January Herrington.
4th of March Alnwick.
18th of March possibly Wreckenton.
There maybe some movement of venues between Wreckenton and Thornley as there can be two courses at Thornley.
The Northerns are on the 10th of December at Akley Heads.
Then we have Knowsley on the 28th of November.
Woolaton park 25th of February.
There is a course taking place ‘ Level 1 (Endurance ) and Risk Awareness which the officials would like club members to attend to help in the officiating. We have information details re that which will be brought to the club for Frank Watson’ notice board.
Derek Nelson found a results sheet from the 1992 Alnmouth to Beadnell race. At the top of the field placed 2nd and 3rd I. Ellis and C Lees from Elswick Harriers. The 3rd counter in 10th place was N. Barnes…..impressive finishing times. The finishing places allowed Elswick Harriers to WIN the team prize. A TOP result indeed 🙂 20 Elswick runners took their place amongst the 1085 participants on Sunday 19th July 1992. Enjoy your weekend wherever you are running this weekend. Thanks to Derek for the results page.
Elswick’s Holly Kelleher’s words & photos. Enjoy the read. Eight months of training, nearly 6 days a week saw me in Essex this weekend for my first ‘half Iron’ distance Triathlon. A mere 363 days after I acquired my first bike as a grown up, and just over a year since I agreed to join Castle Tri just to look after their money! This was only my fourth Tri, having a Go Tri, Sprint and Standard under my belt. I had an 8 hour time limit but the cut offs for the swim and run were a mere 10 minutes under my training performance so the pressure was on.
For all members heading up for the Coastal on Sunday, either running or supporting don’t forget the annual beach BBQ after the race 😎. As in previous years, bring your picnic, BBQ bits and beach towel and we all set up camp on Alnmouth beach and enjoy the rest of the day, post race dip in the sea and a good old social , see you there Mary xx
1st February 2016 and its decision time do I or don’t I enter this years race or not, well it’s a no brainer really of course I’m going to enter but whose going to join me… It’s the 60th year running of the event so the kind son I am I sign my Dad (John Hall) up as part of his 65th birthday, what a present eh? Now the owld (or is it spelt auld) man is on board Jonny, Patrick, Mary and Cath take no convincing…A brief summary of the race: Organised by the Wooler Running Club, the route takes on two of the highest peaks in Northumberland (Cheviot and Hedgehope). The circular route was introduced in 1990 where you need to hit 8 checkpoints within a specific time, competitors can choose to complete in the walking or running categories. For more info: http://www.woolerrunningclub.co.uk/Chevy%20Chase.html. So the prep work starts in mid-April…………….. Continue reading You want pain in your legs? Try this: The Chevy Chase.