Last year, on the very picturesque course of Alnwick, a new and seemingly unassailable PB (2 minutes!) was set with a text book demonstration. This year however the putting up of the club tent was, by all accounts, slightly less impressive. Thank goodness some running was then allowed to break out to rescue the blushes of the untrained campers.
Wallsend Harriers were recently represented in Gateshead at the North East Indoor Championships. Martin Telford sent us this report of how they got on.
I signed up for the N.A.C.C.C on the board at the harriers knowing it's not something we usually send many runners to; but hoping that after the North Eastern Cross Country Championships (in which we had quite a few runners) that there would be more Wallsend Harriers than just myself and Dan Samuels.
We are pleased to announce that Wallsend Harriers will be offering at least 2 free places for this year's Great North Run.........
It's that time of year again. Time for a hardy bunch of Wallsend Harriers to once again go above and beyond the call of duty and partake in an epic endurance event in aid of charity. Could YOU be part of the team this year?
Lee Morgan writes......
Another year, another race and a chance to kick off 2014 with some PBs. For Wallsend's representatives at the Brass Monkey Half Marathon, that's exactly what they done!
The race, which starts and finishes at York Racecourse, is one of the most popular on the racing calendar and the entries are usually snapped up within a couple of hours of going online. More than 1500 runners from all across the Country were there to try to get a fast time in the bag and get the year off to a good start.
Firstly let us apologise about the delay in getting the New Years Day results.
It has been a busy start to the year, New Years Day GP soon followed by the 4th WGP then on to the Durham relays, but what a month it's been so far.
On a wet & windy Wallsend night we had yet another excellent turnout of 41 hardy souls braved the weather to compete in our 4th round of the WGP.
I sometimes get asked why I joined the harriers. I used to compete as an unattached runner so what difference would joining a club make?
Well apart from making friends and having company on my runs, the main reason was to become a better runner.
A couple of weeks ago I gained a North East cross country bronze team medal and last weekend a North of England 10k team medal at the Ribble Valley 10k and it confirms that joining the harriers was one of the best decisions I've ever made.
New Year's Day Winter Grand Prix
It's that time again, where has 2013 gone??
2014 promises to be a very eventful and successful year for Wallsend Harriers and there is surely no better way to kick-start your year of running than to take part in out annual New Year's Day extravaganza.
As ever we will be meeting at Wallsend Sports Centre car park and we ask that all participants arrive from 10:15am to check in with plenty of time for the 11am start..
The course is a 2 lap course covering 5 miles and this year for the first time we are incorporating a junior race of one 2.5 mile lap. This race counts as one of our Winter Grand Prix and all athletes will be allocated a handicap as per usual.and points awarded accordingly.
If you don't fancy racing yourself but would still like to meet up and have a little run then volunteers are urgently needed to keep our youngsters safe and act as chaperones round the 1 lap course. A lead bike would also be very handy as well as people to marshall at various points of the circuit. If you can help out then please let us know.
Even though early morning on New Year's Day is not everyone's favourite time, previous year's have shown that this event is well worth the effort. Let's get out in numbers and get 2014 off to a flyer.