Weekly Round-Up – WC 1st July

Monday was NEMAA for many of you – Fixture 4 of 6. No info, but I do have a few pics.

Tuesday was training night. A much smaller cohort than usual, as many of you were in town for a race!

Tuesday was the Bridges of the Tyne 5 Mile and a nice big contingent of Heaton Harriers were present. I enjoyed this race and I have done it before. The route is nothing spectacular but the race HQ, the superb goodie bag, the friendly marshals and the banter afterwards in the pub or on the grass by the finish line, just make for a really enjoyable experience. We had some superb results – James Meader was first HH male across the line, in 7th position overall in a time of 26:26; Dani Smyth was first HH female, 41st overall and first female overall across the line in a time of 29:51. Sam Daly, Les Smith and Ellie Clark were all first in their age categories. I achieved a PB (woo hoo), but not sure about anyone else as I haven’t been told. Well done to everyone though.


Wednesday saw a slightly smaller contingent of 7 Heaton Harriers heading to Prudhoe for the Tynedale Harriers ‘Pie n Peas’ 10k. I see from Starva that both Jacob Goodwin and Pete Jobes achieved PB’s. – excellent. I am flagging that as one I may do in 2020.


Thursday was club training.

On Saturday it appeared that many of you were saving your legs for races as parkrun was not as busy as previous weeks. We had 44 Heaton Harriers running in 9 different parkruns plus many more volunteering. Rising Sun and Newcastle were well supported as usual with other Harriers visiting, Whitley Bay, Blyth Links, Durham, Ipswich, Rogiet and Fell Foot. At Rising Sun it was lovely to see Allen Smith return, if only to spectate and thank those that assisted him the week before. Big well done to Carol Green, who with David Slater’s pacing, saw her achieve a course PB.

Saturday was also the 63rd Chevy Chase – a 20 mile romp across Northumberland. Joanne Adamson, Chris Checkley, Ellen Cole, Caroline Billis, Peter Jobes, Danny Routledge, Craig Stocken, Jason Wall and Colette Whitfield all completed the event; with Ellen, Joanne and Colette taking first prize for the ladies team. Amazing effort everyone.


Elsewhere in Northumberland Vicki Addison and friends were completing the 26 mile hike from Alnwick Castle to Bamburgh Castle in aid of Macmillan. 2500 people undertook this amazing challenge. What a fantastic achievement and a wonderful thing to do.

Sunday was not to be out done by Saturday’s great results. Firstly there was the Great North 10k – which our very own Tigger went and won and in a PB winning time. 13 other Heaton Harriers also ran and completed the 10k. Well done Laura Smith on her PB and finishing 9th overall lady.


Lastly our very own Ellen Roberts only went and won the Castle Tri in Consett. Outstanding.

OK – short and sweet this week. Enjoy your running this week. Stay safe, stay hydrated and keep me posted.


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