A gaggle of Wallsend Harriers escaped from their coaches tonight to make the short trip to the invitational Blyth Links 10k. Coming so soon after the Club Championships, there were a few tired legs among the group, the rain threatened to fall, the night was closing in...so was it worth the trip? Was it ever!
Kev writes...Friday 9th September is the date of the next Kev's 'Curry Nite' followed by a knees up at the night time wedding do of Club members Steve Armstrong and Jo George.
Curry will be in The Romna Tandoori in Whitley Bay at 7.15pm. Those interested in going along please let Kev know or add you name to the list on the notice board in the club changing room.
Leanne & Jo at Club Championship
Following a fantastic club championships last week everyones focus now turns to the Great North Run...not long now! So what is on this week at the club in preparation of this iconic NE running event..
Tuesday - Club Night - 6.30pm at Tyne Met College or Blyth Links 10K (free entry for more details click here)
Thursday - Club Night - 6.30pm at Tyne Met College
Friday - Track Session - Churchill Playing Fields - 6.15pm
Sunday - Tynedale 10M
Have a great week and good luck with all your training and racing this week folks!
Bill controlling the rabble at the start!
Last night saw the culmination of the SGP series and the spectacle that was the Wallsend Harriers Club Championships - we also saw the 4th highest turnout of runners and riders since records commenced. 40 runners took to the line in wet conditions but spirits were high, spectators were out and photographers were ready! (To remind you of those stats from Statto Stace’s super article our numbers were only (just) surpassed in 1985 – 41 runners, 1987 – 44 runners and 2008 – 43 runners).....
Photos from the Club Championship last night can now be found in the picture gallery - click here
Some fantastic performances - well done to all who took part...full race report and results to follow!
Well the Pocket Rocket (AKA Statto Stace) has worked her magic and posts.....
If you’re mildy interested in our club stats – well here’s something to fill your time in which is better than XFactor, Dragons Den and Big Brother put together for your viewing perusal.
I reckon you could count on one hand the number of clubs in the UK who would have this sorta stuff going back to yonder year on an actual spreadsheet and not some fellas scribbled notes but hey – this is Wallsend – home of the Website Wally, Statto Stace and a certain Miss Horne who clearly had too much time on her hands whilst just being pregnant !..........
Reigning Mens Club Champ!
With the Club Championships fast approaching on Friday night this week (start time 6.30pm at Wallsend Golf Course on Rheydt Avenue) SOG posts this excellent article on the event and it's history.....
The Club Championship, in good clubs, should be a big deal. To participate in your club championship should be a source of great pride, whether you are Harry Coates or just beginning your journey......
A picture tells a 1000 words....well there are a 1000 pictures now in the picture gallery! Click here to have a look and a laugh at the fun and frolics from the weekend.....did we mention we had a fun time!
Julie and the magic stone !
What a weekend! The 4th annual Wallsend Harriers Toby took place this weekend and after 172 miles of hard running a proud pack of Wallsend Harriers hit the beach at Tynemouth at around 4pm this afternoon. The weekend was simply awesome with too many stories to tell (many...in fact 99%.... unable to be published!) so many experiences (including Steve's Stag 'Do'!!!) to be had and many more friendships made and cemented......
The start of the Toby 2011
How do we follow the weekend that was The Toby Weekend? A brilliantly awesome weekend of fun and fundraising was had by all but...there is more to come this week with the Club Championships this Friday....for all those twitter fans out there...#ff (follow friday - that is right eh Mr & Mrs James) to see what happens!
Monday - Pilates 7.30pm Earsdon Church Hall
Tuesday - Club Night - meet at Tyne Met College 6.30pm (all groups including SOG's)
Thursday - Club night - 6.30pm from the college
Friday - CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS - meet at 6.15 for club photo at 6.30pm and race start 6.45pm. Afterwards at Happy Gilmours for a good old fashion Wallsend knees up