Another Grand Prix, another great night and yet more records tumble!
The 2nd race of the Winter Grand Prix series is ran in
memory of our late Chairman, Doug Bramley, who was a key part of the club's development back in the 1980s and 1990s.
Doug always made it his business to encourage and advise Wallsend's youngsters back then and it was fitting that his race was won by one of our current crop of juniors. Not only that but the winner, Sam Charlton, is the nephew of Colin Atkinson, one of the youngsters that Doug encouraged and helped all those years ago and is still a member to this day.
The second race of the all new Winter Grand Prix takes place this Tuesday night, around the 3.08 mile Silverlink course. The race takes the same format as the first but this one is ran in memory of our former Chairman, Doug Bramley, who passed away in the late 1990s. The winner of the race will receive the Doug Bramley Cup at the presentation night and prizes will also be awarded for fastest senior man and woman veteran man and woman, as well as fastest junior
Saturday 30th November sees the 3rd North East Harrier League of the season take place. The event is hosted by Morpeth Harriers at a new venue of Wallington Hall.
WALLINGTON HALL, CAMBO, NORTHUMBERLAND NE61 4AR...
* From Morpeth - take the B6343 west through Scots Gap until Cambo (approx. 12 miles from Morpeth). Turn left onto the B6342. The entrance to the car park is approx. 1 mile along on the right hand side.
* Via the A696 north west from Tyneside - Approx. 5 miles
beyond Belsay turn right onto the B6342.The car park entrance is approx. 2 miles along the road on the left hand side.
* Post code NE61 4AR. Watch out for the large brown Wallington signs.
* Mobile phone reception in the area is very limited
* Car sharing is advised
The timetable remains the same for the all the Harrier League events but we do encourage you to get there early, not just for parking purposes but more importantly to cheer on the Wallsend young athletes.
12.15 Under 11 Boys & Girls Small Lap - 0.85 mile
12.25 Under 13 Boys - 1.9 miles
12.35 Under 13 Girls - 1.9 miles
12.45 Under 15 Boys - 1.9 miles
12.55 Under 15 Girls - 1.9 miles
13.05 U17 & U20 Women - 2.65 miles
13.15 Senior & Veteran Women - 3.95 miles
13.50 Under 17 men - 3.7 miles
14.15 Senior & Veteran Men - 5.85 miles
It's hard to believe that already we have had 3 races in our Winter Grand Prix Championships. The league table is starting to take shape with the next 2 events taking place in the next week or so.
Two down, four to go. The feel-good factor at Wallsend Harriers continues into the winter as there were some top performances from the green and gold at the
Jarrow Harrier League.
Make a date in your diary everyone as Saturday December 14th sees the Wallsend Harriers Christmas Party and prize-giving night.
Sometimes we run better than expected, sometimes we run PBs when we think we've had a bad run.
Nothing could prepare our ladies team for the surprise at becoming North of England 10 mile Champions at Brampton on Sunday though.
Julie Williams tells her story......
What a weekend for Wallsend Harriers! We had runners taking part all over the country and came away with PBs, medals, prizes and titles.
As another season of Winter Grand Prix races gets underway, what better way to start than with 5 records!
The first race of the all new Winter Grand Prix takes place on Tuesday night, around the 3 mile Silverlink course.