Locke Park 20/10 - 19th March 2017
The weather managed to stay fine for the runners in the Locke Park 20/10 miler. For the first time we offered the option of finishing at 10 or 20 miles but not inbetween. Some decided to race 10 and run a further few laps to make up their training miles. The results and prize winners are detailed below, but well done to our overall Age Graded winners Shirley Gibson in the 10 miler and Kay Neesam in the 20 miler.
Hull 20 - 19/03/17
Report by Tristan Learoyd
UK Inter County Championships 2017
Report by Dan Gunn
That time of year again and a handful of our runners were off to compete against the UK's finest athletes at the culminating fixture of the club cross country calendar - the UK Inter County Championships. This year, the competition was to be held at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough , which proved to be a terrific venue for spectators and competitors alike. Stampede by stampede, the races got underway and by the end of the day over 2500 runners had taken on the unforgiving course, and won. We had 5 runners representing our club from the U15s up to the Seniors and for a club of our size, this is quite an achievement considering the sheer scale and quality of such an event. First off for the Harriers were Hassan Ben-Tiba and Harry Allen who both put in great performances in the U20 mens race finishing 29th and 118th respectively. Next up was the U15 boys with Dan Gunn fighting back from an early fall to finish 42nd in his age group with his team taking bronze for their efforts. Two more impressive performances followed from Eli Barnbrook who finished 191st in the U17W race and Dean Newton finishing 51st in the Senior Men's race. Dean also picked up a team win alongside the likes of Johnathan Taylor, Carl Avery and Greg Jayasuriya. On the whole, the day was one to remember for everyone involved and I'm sure that the experience will stay with me (Dan) forever but for now it's back to working hard ready for the track season.
Well done to our member of the month for February - Hannah Gunn
Hannah was nominated for the determination she has shown throughout the cross country season. She has completed all of the events mostly with her big smile!
Anybody who has not received
their Member of the Month T-Shirt please contact David Aspin
Remember, any member/parent/coach can nominate a senior or junior each month. It will allow the club to recognise achievements that are not necessarily catered for by our existing award structure. It could be for competing or volunteering. Preference will usually be to those where the event has taken place within the month and who are unlikely to win one of the club's annual awards - but this will depend the strength of each month's nominations.
North East Athletics has lost another supporter of many year standing.
A really nice man who will be missed greatly.