Harriers History 1960-1969

Harriers History 1960-1969

Harriers Club Championship 1960

Junior Harriers 1960

Darlington Harriers set the ball rolling for better facilities

Ian Barnes in track action

Joy Grieveson

Joy, a Darlington Harrier won the silver medal in the women's 400 metres at the 1962 European Athletics Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, having taken a week's leave from work to compete. She came in behind Maria Itkina of the Soviet Union, and ahead of Tilly van der Made of the Netherlands.

She also represented Great Britain in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and was one of the favourites, but a hamstring injury hampered her chances and she only reached the semi-final. She retired from athletics after the 1966 Commonwealth Games, and married Darlington FC footballer Stan Watson.

Darlington Harriers at Eastbourne School 1963.  Joy Grieveson can be seen third from the right

Joy Grieveson, September 1963 crosses the line to finish 1st in the 440 yard race setting a European Record of 53.2 seconds, followed by Ann Packer (number 4) during a Great Britain vs Sweden vs Netherlands Track & Field competition at the White City Stadium, London

Joy Grieveson Vaux Breweries Sportswoman of the year tankard available for purchase via Ebay August 2016 now sits behind lock and key with other trophies of Joy's within the club.

Queen's Bead presentation evening, 1968. The girl receiving the junior athlete of the year trophy here is Barbara Eltringham (rear wearing glasses) next to Max Colby. Bert and Mrs Goodwin are on the extreme left.

Report from 1960-61

Men's trophy currently held by 5 times winner Paul Harker

Darlington Harriers Ladies Track Championship 1967-1980, (currently held at Darlington Library)

Joy Grieveson's medals loaned to Darlington Library in 2014

The Joy Grieveson trophy stands proudly in the reception of Eastbourne complex

Preview of the 1966 track season

Tragic events on the day England football team won the World Cup.  'Alan' Beckwith was in fact Anthony who ran on of the two 220 legs with Andrew Wallace running the 440 leg.

Presentation night 1967, King Heads Hotel.  Pictured include Anthony Beckwick, John Winn, Ian Barnes, Andrew Wallace, Eilleen Horan, Majoree Mayor, Angela Blackburn, Joy Grieveson and Alison Coloran

Preview and report from Gateshead road race on Boxing Day 1966

Met Mondays to Thursday, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon in the summer at Longfield Road Stadium. In the winter meetings were held in the Sports Hall, Archer Street on Mondays and Longfield Road Stadium on Thursdays. Leader Mr H Goodwin. Activities: athletics.

Met Mondays to Thursday, Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon in the summer at Longfield Road Stadium. In the winter meetings were held in the Sports Hall, Archer Street on Mondays and Longfield Road Stadium on Thursdays. Leader Mr H Goodwin. Activities: athletics.