Weekly Round Up w/e 24th October

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Up & Coming Events

  • Middlesboro 10k – 7th November
  • NEYDL AGM – 12th November
  • Leeds Abbey Dash – 7th November
  • NYSD XC Croft – 21st November
  • Croft 5k – 4th December 10:30
  • NYSD XC Summerhill, Hartlepool – 5th December
  • Club Handicap – December TBC
  • Jolly Holly Jog – 28th December
  • NYSD XC Ormesby Hall – 9th January
  • Temple Newsam Ten – 9th January
  • Brass Monkey Half Marathon – 16th January
  • NYSD XC Richmond – 6th February
  • Muddy Boots – 6th February
  • NYSD XC Whitby – 6th March

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Race Results

Last weekend saw the club take on the 2nd instalment of the NYSD Cross Country season at Foxrush Farm, Redcar. The U11 boys and girls delivered some excellent results especially in the boys race as they dominated the top 8 positions. Sasha Patterson managed a podium finish and was supported by some excellent running from her team mates in a much larger field than the boys.

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With no U13 boys running it was left to the girls to fly the flag and Lottie Graves (4th) and Chloe Graham (10th) did just that,

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In the U15 races both boys and girls took home the top honours by finishing 1st and 2nd in both events as Harry Lyons, Alex Boyer, Zara Jones and Sophie Bannister impressed on the day. Supporting in the boys races, Matthew Vest and Thomas Grayson ensured the team finished the day 1st while Savannah Tarn finished 4th making it a very good day for the girls.

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Zara and Savannah

Dylan Wilson finished 5th in the U17 boys race with Ben Buckley 9th while Marissa Boon finished 1st in the U17/20/Senior/Vet race from the 125 runners. Bernie Caygill, Amy Pickworth and Mia Wetherill made sure of the teams victory by finishing 6th, 7th and 21st respectively. Brilliant running from all our ladies on the day.

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Ladies finish top again

Despite the brilliant running from Lee Johnson to finish in 5th position it wasn’t quite enough for the mens team with a number of runners missing from the line up due to other races or trips abroad. The team finished in 7th place but great work from all of the senior men who put the vest on and gave it their best. Colin Taylor probably man of the day after running on the back of recent illness to help the team. Full results can be found here

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Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy – Come in number 338 your time is up!

David Nalder was our lone Harrier at the Edinburgh 10k. Running in the V65 category, David finish in an impressive 7th place in 51.45. Great running David!

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Joe and Ella Nalder join David for the photoshoot

Full results can be found here

Last Sunday we saw a group of our Harriers head to Leeds to take on the flat and fast Abbey Dash, a race where many speedster has clocked incredible times and again this year was no exception with the top 27 runners all breaking 30 minutes.

From our group Paul Allan was first home in a speedy 33.26 with the ever present John Clifford 2nd V50 just 4 seconds behind Paul qualifying him for yet another England Vest. Lucy-erin Hunter had an incredible run finishing 20th Senior Female and a new personal best and new club record breaking Bernadette Caygill’s in the process as she clocked 35.24. Superb!

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Record Breaker Lucy

Phil Doonan was 27th V55 in 43:32 while partner Catherine Anderson finished 3rd F65 gaining her qualification for an England vest in a time of 51:38…it was always on the cards ‘Elite!’ Jane Teague also had an excellent run finishing 7th F60 in a time of 52:12.

Full results can be found here

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Mrs England and Phil

In Other News

We have some great news for the club as we have received confirmation that we are now a Registered Charity, Number 1196280 which will enable the club to gain access to grants and raise funds to support the club moving forward. I wanted to say a big thank you to Hilary Bevan who has been driving this on behalf of the club with support from the committee when required.

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The club have also been Nominated for club of the year in this years England Athletics regional Volunteer awards which will take place at the end of November. More on this story later.

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One of the most popular events of the year, the McTaggart Trot is back after a year of ‘Virtual’ running! Join Grant and his team for this 3 person team event all to raise money for St Teresa’s Hospice….oh and don’t forget your costumes!!

Videos of previous events and sign up process can be found here

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The club have a new race coming to South Park on January 16th….The Marathon Paarlauf. the brainchild of Trevor McDermot! Teams of Two can enter the event and will complete 13 x 1 mile loops in a relay style event before completing the final 0.2 together as a victory lap.

To sign up to the event click here

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Volunteers are wanted to support the Middlesbrough 10k on 7th November. For anyone who can support this local event please reach out to eventeers@runforall.com directly. Thank you!

Complex Christmas Closing

Complex closes 22nd December at 22:00 and re-opens 4th January at 08:00