Even those of us who've been changing nappies instead of running have heard about the next curry night, but for those who haven't, Wallsend's Curry Knight issues this news item...
We are having another curry nite on Saturday April 14th meeting at the Fire Station pub in Whitley Bay at 7.00pm then on to the Romna Tandoori Resturant for 7.30pm.
Could we have names on the board at the club asap so the table can be booked. Lets get as many name as possible old and new members its a great way to get to know people. Regards, Kevin.
King Kev writes....
Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday night for the next big curry night. We will be meeting in the Fire Station bar in Whitley Bay at 7.00pm and then heading onto Romna's for the curry. Should be another good night - see you all there and good luck to all running in the Signals during the day!
Good things come to those who wait...and you have not had to wait too long as it is back with a bang! King Kev will be hosting another infamous curry 'nite' on either Friday 3rd or Saturday 4th February (most popular date will win so get your preference into wor Kev ASAP!)
Always a great night had by all, hosted by the wild, pyjama wearing, tea drinking (in a china cup) man of running!
Fixtures supremo Ian McDougall is currently rounding up his Green and Gold posse for two of the biggest races of the year.
The first is the super quick Blyth 10k which takes place on Sunday, April 1.
The second is the Blaydon Race which takes place - you'll never believe it - on June 9, and will be followed by a traditional post-race night out (and it's a Saturday this year).
Anyone who wants to take part - and who wouldn't? - just needs to stick their name on the lists on the board at the club and sit back as someone else does all our admin for us.
Another brill race in April - the North Tyneside 10k - doesn't have a club entry but there's a load of forms at the club for those interested. COME ON WALLSEND!
Party Games Galore with MC O'Gara!
A fantastic night was had by all last night at the Annual Presentation Night and Christmas Party. The cups really were running over as the good times rolled! A huge thanks must go to Bill Todd our esteemed Club Secretary who put in hours of work to collate lists of runners and races over the last year, Alex Richardson (our simply brilliant treasurer) who organised all the cups/awards/trophies/raffle and finally to the MC himself Steve O'Gara (and his better half Donna) who put in yet another energetic performance hosting the evening and creating a fantastic photographic review of the year.
Particular congratulations must go to Danielle Hodgkinson who was named as Wallsend Athlete of the Year 2012 and to Kevin Payne who was named as Wallsend Club Member of the Year 2012. Finally well done and a HUGE thank you to everyone who has raced, trained, supported and been a part of Wallsend Harriers this year - Thanks to all members for coming along last night and enjoying themselves....it was great to see how much had been achieved by all runners at all levels in 2011...what will 2012 hold?! !
The raffle was also drawn and the results are listed below. To claim your prize please speak to Alex on Tuesday night.
1st - Ticket 8 - Sold by Alex Richardson
2nd - Ticket 729 - Mick Skeldon
3rd - Ticket 1575 - Lee Morgan
4th - Ticket 1854 - Sold by Alex Richardson
5th - Ticket 292 - Caroline Hasson
6th - Ticket 929 - Elaine Liu
7th - Ticket 677 - Emma Walton
8th - Ticket 1718 - Dan Weatherill
9th - Ticket 1261 - Kenny Chambers
10th - Ticket 1909 - Kate Neil
Kevin and his award (is that Harry getting emotional in the background!)
Check out the new fashion accessory that will be trending this winter season...the personalised Wallsend Harriers Pom Pom hat (beautifully modelled by Bush below)
Would you like one yourself...then Paul writes...OK lads and lasses, I've had a lot of interest in the Pom Pom hats me and Lee have been sporting over the last couple of weeks. If anyone would like one then either let me know at the club this week or send a message through contact us....don't forget to tell me what name you would like on them! Cheers fellow harriers!
As well as being a running club we also host a myriad of parties! Just as a reminder the following special celebrations are coming up......
Terry's 70th Birthday - Friday 4th November
Terry would like to invite you all to help celebrate his 70th Birthday in Style on Friday 4th November at the Lindisfarne on West Street starting 7pm
Graeme's 50th Birthday - Saturday 19th November
Graeme will be celebrating his big 50 (after the Brampton) at Killingworth Social Club from 7pm. If you can make it please could you let Graeme know or add your name to the list in the changing room
Get the dates in your diary!
Oh yes...it is back....
Kev's next curry night will be on Saturday 29th October (after the Harrier League). If you fancy a really good night out putting some of the calories back in your body that you lost at the Cross Country during the day then add your name to the list in the changing room or let Kev know direct.