Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 7th December

Senior Harriers Weekly Update w/c 7th December

With a certain North Eastern Cross Country Championships on Saturday lunchtime parkrun took a bit of a hit on numbers.Despite this, 212 runners turned out for the morning last run of the year.Paul Lowe was first home in 11th place in 19:07 followed by Paul Cook in 16th testing his injury prior to XC…and failing dismally. Barry Talman and Craig Stoddart finished 17th and 18th despite their ‘Blewitt style first two laps’ in 20:04 and 20:05. Good running gentleman.Andrew Dobson finished 21st with the radio Nick Mason beside him followed in by Steven Wilkinson in 28th in 21:13.Peter Dods had a fine run finishing in 22mins dead for 31st and Juris Silovs one place and two seconds back in front of Jamie ‘hung-over’ Baldasera one place and four seconds further back.

Sarah Tomlinson put in a PB performance to finish 45th in 23:13 on her 9th visit to the park with Robert Austin two places further back and sixteen seconds shy of his PB in 23:18.Dom Colley finished 48th in 23:28 with Sean Connolly having a steady run in 62nd place in 24:21.Dave Hamer was 70th in 24:46 with Gemma Raper 82nd in 25:26, four seconds outside her PB.Tina Corah was next to finish in 131st in 27:37, Brian Burdon 144th in 28:26 with Steve Tinkler making it a hat-trick of PB’s finishing 158th in 29:30 and looking like there’s more to come.Stephen Dauber crossed the line in 169th place in 30:25 on his 106th parkrun.Well done everyone.

On Saturday afternoon at Sedgefield a number of Harriers took on the North Eastern Cross Country.Question is….did everyone make it?More to come in the Captain’s report.

Awards night

Next Friday evening at 19:00 we have the club’s Presentation night and it has to be said that Anne Hutchinson has done a top job pulling this together with over 150 people attending to celebrate the club’s success throughout 2014-15.

It’s a shame we couldn’t get a 5% stake of the bar takings as I have a feeling we would be a very rich club by the early hours!Thanks Anne for all your work on this and look forward to seeing you all at the event.

McTaggart trot

Next Sunday morning starting at 08:30 from the King William pub in Barton, we have the 8th McTaggart Trot.A fun run which is arranged by Grant McTaggart and his wife Michelle every year with all money raised going to St Theresa’s Hospice.The cost of entry is only £5 and an additional £1 towards costs of cake….yes there is cake!

The concept is simple.You will be placed in teams of 3, a slower/newer runner, a medium paced runner and a faster/long distance runner.The teams set off in pairs with all members going through each checkpoint together.At the first checkpoint, around 3.5miles the slower runner drops out leaving the two remaining runners to go through the next checkpoint picking up the pace to around 7.5miles where the medium paced run drops out leaving the faster runner to head down to Middleton Tyres, do a U-Turn and head back to the pub back in Barton.

It’s just a bit of fun, Christmas outfits are recommended and so far we have around 100 people running.To see around 100 elves, Santa’s and reindeers heading back towards Darlington is a sight not to be missed.Please give this your support if you are available.

If anyone is interested either drop me a note or find the McTaggart trot page on Facebook.