Well done to everyone that came out in the sunshine for today’s 10 and 15 mile races. Congratulations to our winners of the 10 mile, Abraham Tewelde and Gerda Steyn, and for the 15 mile Stefania Williams and Gary Wallace. Full results, including age category winners are here and here. Thanks to all the marshals and the organising committee for putting on the event, and also to our sponsor Wylam Garage.
Thank you for entering Tynedale Harriers’ 10-Mile or 15-Mile Jelly Road Race!
IMPORTANT LAST-MINUTE INFORMATION:
The races will start at 11am tomorrow, Sunday 18th September at the racecourse on Yarridge Road, to the south of Hexham. The postcode is NE46 2JP. The car park will be open and race numbers available to collect from 9:30am.
This year, number collection and post-race refreshments will be in the Princess Anne bar, which is in a slightly different place to last year. It is accessed through one of the narrow turnstile entrances. If you have any problems finding it, please ask a marshal.
WEATHER AND WATER: The latest weather forecast is looking fantastic, with only a light wind to help you back up the last hill! But it might be quite hot, so please be aware of the water stations available to you.
There will be TWO water stations out on the course, which the 15-mile runners will pass TWICE. For the 10-mile runners these will be at approximately 4.5 miles and 7 miles. For the 15-mile runners the water stations will also be at approx. 8.5 miles and 11.5 miles. Most of these bottles will be 330ml sport top bottles, with some screw top bottles. Please do not take more than one bottle at each station or there will not be enough for everyone. There will also be a bottle of water for you at the finish. Please try to leave bottles near the water stations or at the next marshal point as we need to be able to see them to pick them up.
If you think you might need more water, please carry your own extra supplies.
We are hoping to have some Jelly Babies out on the course for you, to help you up those hills!
SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS: Please please listen carefully to all marshal instructions, both before and during the race. The beginning of the race is on closed roads, down to the pub at Dipton Mill. After that the roads will be open (including the run back up the same hill from Dipton to the racecourse at the end of the race) and all runners need to take care. The marshals will be directing you and slowing traffic, but ultimately you must take responsibility for staying safe on the roads.
For most of the race you will be running on the left hand side of the road, apart from a few stretches where the marshals will direct you to the right. Please follow all instructions, and if in doubt, ask the marshals.
HEADPHONES: Please do NOT wear headphones as you will not be able to hear marshal instructions or traffic, and you are liable to be disqualified as they are banned on road races by UKA.
There is one ford to cross at around 5 miles (and at the same point again for the 15 milers), but if you don’t want to get your feet wet, there is a small footbridge to the left of the ford. Please take extra care at this point as it can be slippery and uneven underfoot.
POST-RACE AND SUPPORTERS: The Dipton Mill Inn, at the bottom of the first hill (at around the 2-mile mark) is a great place to get a drink and support the runners. They also have a beer garden.
The views from the racecourse are spectacular and you’ll be able to sit outside after you finish your race to enjoy your sandwich and jelly! There will be a limited number of vegetarian jellies too – please ask when you collect your jelly.
T-SHIRTS: Runners who entered the race by August 19th will be able to collect a t-shirt in their chosen size at the finish. The size you ordered will be marked on your race number. All other entrants will be able to collect a t-shirt at the finish, but we cannot guarantee the size. Please ask for the size you’d like and we’ll do our best to provide one. All runners must show their race number to collect a t-shirt.
Don’t forget to bring some loose change… We will have cakes for sale for runners and supporters, as well as a beer tent selling bottled beer (from the Allendale Brewery). There will also be an ice cream van from midday.
Please remember your safety pins.
See you all on Sunday morning!
Have a great race.
From all at Tynedale Harriers
Update 26th August: Just to confirm that the Jelly races will be held on Sunday 18th September as advertised, not this weekend as reported in this weeks in the Hexham Courant. So far entries have been steady with good take-up for the 15 mile option! Plenty of spaces left for both events so enter on line at Sports Entry Solutions
Update 6th July 2016
Late Entries will be available on the night – £18 UKA affiliated/£20 unattached runners, from race HQ at Ovingham middle school from 6pm.
Allow plenty of time to collect numbers as the start is about 1 mile away from race HQ!
A fast, flat, rural 10k along minor roads and tracks, starting at 7.30pm on Wednesday the 6th July 2016.
The race starts at Ovington and finishes in the Countryside Park at Low Prudhoe and is followed by a pie ‘n pea supper at Ovingham Middle School (included in the entry fee).
Ovingham Bridge remains closed to vehicles. All parking for this event is on the south side of Ovingham Bridge (ie Prudhoe side) only. Please do NOT park in Ovingham village.
The race will be a ‘gun’ start with chip timing at the finish until the bridge is re-opened, hopefully next year.
Our younger athletes competed in the Minors County Championships on Saturday 25th June at Wentworth Leisure Centre. It was a great day, on which, Tyndale Harriers were well represented on Track and Field.
Our new 2016 County Champions are
|Lottie Murphy||100m||Year 8||12.9||Northumberland|
|Lottie Murphy||Long Jump||Year 8||4.97m||Northumberland|
|Jaime Dykins||High Jump||Year 6||1.30m||Northumberland|
|Toby Ferguson||Discus||Year 7||18.35m||Northumberland|
We also had a lot of athletes taking 2nd and 3rd places
|Name||Age Group||Event||Result||Finishing Position|
|Kate Smith||Year 7||Hurdles||12.8 secs||2nd|
|Kate Smith||Year 7||Long Jump||4.08m||3rd|
|Olivia Stewart||Year 8||1500m||5.:10.6 mins||2nd|
|Harry Courtney||Year 6||800m||2:34.0 mins||3rd|
|Harry Caldwell||Year 7||200m||27.4 secs||2nd|
|Archie Marston||Year 7||800m||2:27.0 mins||2nd|
|Sam Bell||Year 7||Discus||17.09||3rd|
Well done to all those who took part.
British Milers Club 800 series
Monady 20th June, 2016
The British Milers Club series of middle distance races continued with a top quality turnout at Chester-le-Street for the latest round of 800m races on Monday 20th June.
Tynedale featured strongly in the A race with Lea Stephenson taking on pace-making duties for Greg Urwin and Tom Joyce. Tom was rewarded for his commitment with a new pb of 1m 56.2 in 3rd place. Sadly for Greg he was unable to match his recent good form and missed out on another opportunity to make the qualifying time for entry into this weekend’s Olympic trials. Jonny Currie also missed out in his quest for the qualifying time with a 1m 53.07s clocking last weekend in the Netherlands and was an interested spectator at Chester-le-Street.
The E race featured not only Olympian Laura Weightman (a late entry as part of her preparations for Rio) but also Tynedale’s emerging talent Dan Joyce. Dan has been in sparkling form recently and ran a well-judged race against experienced opposition to finish strongly and snatch second place with Laura just behind in 4th. His superb new pb of 2m 04.7s. moves him up to 23rd in the national u15 rankings and he is currently the UK’s fastest 13-year-old.
Tynedale 800m looks as strong as it’s ever been with a remarkable 5 athletes ranked in the top 25 regionally and Dan Joyce topping the regional rankings from the bottom half of the u15 age group. The future looks bright indeed for Tynedale’s middle distance talent.
Northumberland and Durham Schools County Championships were held this weekend at Gateshead International Stadium and Monkton, Jarrow. Well done to all those Tynedale Athletes that took part.
Our new County Champions are listed below.
|Ben Dykins||Junior Boy||800m||2:10.92||Northumberland|
|Aidan Pinkney||Junior Boy||1500m||4:41.66||Northumberland|
|Max Pearson||Inter Boy||1500m||4:03.9||Northumberland|
|Paddy Lally||Inter Boy||1500m Steeple Chase||6:06.8||Northumberland|
|Jack Colmer||Senior Boy||Long Jump||6.27||Northumberland|
|Jack Colmer||Senior Boy||Triple Jump||13.30||Northumberland|
|Louise Smith||Junior Girl||Long Jump||4.95m||Northumberland|
|Dan Joyce||Junior Boy||800m||2:06.0||Durham|
|Tom Joyce||Senior Boy||800||1:59.1||Durham|
There were other great performances, plenty of second places and a very close call for Ellis Leonard who just missed on winning the Inter Boys High Jump equalling the winning jump of 1.70m.
Its been an outstanding start to the Track & Field Season with some notable performances form our teams and individuals.
North East youth Development League NEYDL
Our Junior (U13, U15, U17) athletes won the opening event at Wentworth by a huge margin. It was a tall order to follow. The second event was held at Jarrow on 22nd May. The margin was reduced but the result was the same, Tynedale won the second event and remain top of the table.
There were some great performances, the athletes had a great day and represented our club in an exemplary fashion.
If any Juniors need more information about competing in the NEYDL please ask Katy Colmer or any of the Coaches.
Northern Athletics Senior League
The Seniors are matching the Juniors for results this season. They racked up their second win, making it two out of two, of the season on the 5th June at Wentworth. It was great to see so many turn out to represent the club on the track.
If you fancy competing for the Seniors then please get in touch with Doug Maxwell or some of the Senior athletes (Darren, Lea, Katy, Megan, Steph, Gill…). U17’s can compete in the Senior League and the team are looking for a few more Ladies in particular.
You can check out Alan Currie’s video of the days events HERE
Adam has had a great week reaping the rewards of some hard and dedicated training. An 800m PB (1:56.7) in Glasgow on Friday 3rd June, a 1500m PB (4:04.8) in Chester-le-Street on Monday 6th June and a 21st Place in the Blaydon Race on 9th June.
Dan Joyce is running some amazing times for an U15 athlete. He ran a PB, of 2:05.9, on Wednesday night at the NEGP which sees him well up the UK rankings a year young in the age group.
In the same meeting Dan’s brother Tom went head to head with Lea Stephenson in the 400m. Lea came out on top with a run of 50.4 secs but Tom (U17) recorded a PB of 51.4.
Paddy Lally was one of only two runners to take on the 2000m Steeple Chase. It was Paddy’s first attempt at racing the Steeple Chase and he looked strong. He is hoping to run the 1500m at the County Championships.
There were a total of 16 athletes from Tynedale at the NEGP.
Hannah and Charlie Pinkney
Hannah, and Mum Charlie, had outstanding races representing GB in the European Age Group Triathlon Championships. Hannah was overheard to say that the running training she has been putting in proved invaluable in the closing stages of the race. Hannah won Silver and Charlie Bronze in their respective age groups.
Good luck to all the Minors, Junior, Inter and Senior Athletes competing in the County Championships this month.
The first NEYDL of the season was held at Wentworth Leisure Centre on 1st May 2016. Sam’s attire for the Javelin sums up the weather conditions
Despite the strong, bitterly cold wind Tynedale Harriers Juniors were outstanding. The numbers that we lacked last year were not evident on this occasion and we won the fixture by a huge margin. If we keep this up promotion back up to Division One is guaranteed.
Well done to you all. Look out for the final results being published on NECAA Website
Loads of photographs of the day can be found here HERE
The next fixture is on the 26th May. There is a free bus to all remaining features. Please print off a permission slip (below) and hand it to your coach.