NEYDL- Whitley Bay 20/05/18
Report by Helen Jones
Another glorious sunny day in Whitley Bay, I must say I could get used to this weather.
Our team was smaller than our last match because of exam commitments, illness, injury and the usual family occasions. However this led to an enormous team spirit, everyone encouraging every performance. People were prepared to have a go at anything intermingled with some spectacular individual performances, resulting in a wonderful day.
Among the many highlights of the day was the breaking (again) of the League Javelin record by Charlie Jefferson. Well done Charlie you will break 50m yet!! Our intensive relay training earlier in the season, ensured we got the baton round and made a decent showing in this area. We had the only pole vaulters of any of the teams. And we had a healthy showing in the girls long jump and many of the throws. In her first High jump competition, Georgia managed to be the last one standing and cleared 1.18m! Well done to all, brilliant effort.
The low lights included me having to spend the day in my slippers having forgotten my trainers!!
Locke Park Pie & Peas 5 miler - 09/08/18
Another great night at Locke Park with everbody appearing to enjoy the race in slightly cooler conditions than recent races. John Clifford & Josephine Stone were first across the line on the night and first prize goes to Lyne Valentine along with prizes to the top 25 age graded runners as detailed below.
Results Some Photos to follow on our Facebook Page
London Marathon 2018
‘London Marathon 2018 – hottest on record’ Not what most runners wanted to hear. Do you stick to your target or re-evaluate your goals? Looking at the splits of many North East Runners they decided to stick to their target and many of them payed the price. There are exceptions and maybe some runners are just built to cope with the extreme conditions but for many it was just a case of getting to the finish. This was my 5th London Marathon as a spectator and the first time I had seen so many Championship and Good For Age runners struggling so much early in the race and near the finish there were dozens of them walking.
There were still some great performances from New Marske, the results below show some great category results with 3 men sub 3 and 2 women sub 3:15 and whilst not a PB, Trish Speedie had some excellent splits, even speeding up over the last 7K. Well done to everyone.
Well done to our Member of the month for March - James Allinson
James set a new PB of 34:58 in the Mermaid 10K as he prepares for the London Marathon
Anybody who has not received
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