It was another exciting day of racing for Wallsend Harriers as we took the trip to Hetton le Hole for the prestigious Royal Signals Road Relays.
Eric Smart raced to a magnificent victory and moved ominously into 2nd place in the overall table with a fine run in the 4th Winter Grand Prix.
Eric, one of Europe's top veteran sprinters, continues to embrace the Grand Prix series over a distance that is miles out of his comfort zone (literally!) and this latest victory was just reward for the hard work he has put in this season.
Club Captain Mick Skeldon (Pictured, courtesy of Steve Garrett) writes;
hills, ice, water crossings and mud, the 107th North Eastern Counties
AA Cross Country Championships at Hartlepool had it all.
Andy Graham at the Sherman Cup
On a day where the brave Wallsend Harriers are scrambling through the mud and the pain barrier for the annual stampede, four members decided a simple road race would be a nicer way to spend a beautiful Sunday morning. The new Matfen 5km /10km road race as part of the Run Northumberland series saw Kath Robertson, Sarah Lynch, Andy Graham and Gary Lewis put on the green and gold vest with pride.
Julie and Ruth camera shy!
Club Captain Mick Skeldon reports on an eventful weekend's racing;
On a weekend that resembled summer more than the actual summer did, Wallsend Athletes managed to fling themselves far and wide to make the most of the glorious conditions.
U15 girls start
How do we know? Last Saturday over twenty Wallsend Harriers donned the green and gold to compete proudly for their club in this season’s North East Harrier League opener at a very windy Temple Park in South Shields. The first fixture of the season contested the Sherman Cup for men and boys teams with the women and girls teams competing for the Davison Shield.
Neil Banks sends this report from a very windy Redcar Half!
A small but capable group of Wallsend Harriers set out on a very windy morning in the Redcar Half Marathon only two weeks after the challenge of the GNR over the same distance.
So here are the pics we've been waiting for - all the drama of the Lindisfarne Bingo, captured by happy snapper Liam Smart.
Unfortunately we didn't get any shots of the of the sheer joy on the faces of the bingo regulars when our rabble won the prizes...
Anyway, the action shots are here
It was another big turnout for the green and gold at last night's Morpeth 10k as we had 35 runners involved in the race, which also incorporated the North Eastern 10k Championships.