Coporal Hodgkinson is at it again!
Danielle Hodgkinson added yet more titles to her ever expanding collection
when she won the 800m/1500m double at the recent British Army Track & Field Championships.
Using the weekend's track and field meeting as part of her warm up, Dan ran a PB of 2.13 in the 800m then barely an hour later she added the 1500m title in a time of 4.37, just 3 seconds short of her best ever time.
Danielle has hit a rich vein of form and she will go into next week's Blaydon Race full of confidence.
Well done from Dan, we are all very proud of you!
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What an eventful match for the Wallsend/Blyth track & field team at the weekend. Seven athletes pulling out at the eleventh hour and two more sustaining injury whilst competing but finishing their first events. We rallied as best we could and made a good account of ourselves with some sterling performances. Just edged out of third place by host club Houghton in the last throws of the dice.....
Caroline Hasson’s recent extra training paid off in last night’s SGP3, in winning with a season’s best of 15:17 for the 2 mile race around the Rising Sun Country Park. As you can see from the picture above (Thanks Stacey), it was smiles all the way as Caroline was at the head of the queue!
Yared Hagos kicked any concerns of a post-Brighton Marathon hangover well into touch, as he sped around the picture-perfect undulations of Raby Castle grounds today.
The self-confessed raceaholic has kept a reasonably low profile since his 2.19 on the south coast, but conscious of a-bit-of-a-bun-fight looming on the 9th of June, 'twas decided that he needed a "sharpener."
And oh me lads (and lasses) ye shud ha' seen him gannin': careering through halfway in 14.44, on the most picturesue, but -oh-so hilly terrain. Martin Scaife's excellent course record (of 31.14) appeared in serious jeopardy, but could the Walker Wonderboy maintain such a ferocious tempo - as the intensity of the heat and the undulations began to bite in the second half ?
Laura, Stacey, Ruth, Amy (missing Debbie!)
Congratulations to the Wallsend Harriers who today travelled to Scotland to take part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival...Laura, Stacey, Debbie and Amy took part in the marathon (quite an undertaking in this heat!) and Ruth SMASHED her PB in the half marathon. Stacey Rogers also took part with her work colleagues in the relay to win the Corporate trophy! Well done ladies!
A proud Mum!
A very proud Wallsend Harrier today was Bev Gosling whose son Ross Murray ran a fantastic time of 3.34.72 for the 1500m which is the Olympic A Standard! Well done Ross from all at Wallsend Harrriers.
However perhaps the proudest Wallsend Harrier today was our amazing Club Secretary Bill Todd who gave away his beautiful daughter, Helen Todd (and Wallsend Harrier!) at her wedding to Will Sutton. Helen looked absolutely stunning (and Bill looked pretty good too!) - All the best Helen and Will from all your friends at Wallsend Harriers x
There was a lad called Jack,
Who had smiles a plenty.
The Chairman promised to write a poem,
When he ran “5 K” – in a time of sub-20!
A fabulous track session with Amber,
Gave us a helpful nod.
That a good run was on the cards,
But we never dreamed of an “18 – odd.”
When ya not used to being at the sharp end,
You always worry and fret.
But ye kept your head in the final third,
And stuck the ball in the net.
You always remember your victories,
You’ll never forget the day.
Remember the joy on your Mam and Dad’s face,
Everytime you’re in Whitley Bay.
I hope that running will give you,
Love and joy and pleasure.
And that you and ya crazy Dad,
Have a lifetime of success to treasure.
Some youngsters search for inspiration,
But you should look no more.
Your Dad is an athlete of some repute,
Just don’t copy his moves on the ‘floor!
Lee Morgan reports;
The first event in our Summer Road Race Grand Prix took place as North Shields Poly hosted the Clive Cookson 10K.
More than 30 Wallsend athletes toed the line ready to face quite a challenging 2 lap course - twisty turns through some streets, along an off road track, uphill along a county lane. Just to make things more difficult, there was the small matter of the scorching heat to deal with as well! At least the last mile was downhill and a chance to make up lost ground.