A great day at the north east champs!

North Eastern County Championships
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2013

Its been a long, hard, cold XC season and the start of the 2013 track season has not been much better. Summer finally showed up for the weekend of the North Eastern County Championships and provided fantastic conditions for all those competing. Personal (PB) and Season Bests tumbled all around and not just for the Junior athletes, the senior competitors had a good weekend too.

Tynedale were very well represented across the board. The medalling athletes were:-

EVENTAGE CATEGORYATHLETETIME/DISTANCEPOSITION 
200mSMPhil Thompson22.903rdPB
300mU17WMia Richardson44.493rdPB
800MU15MMatthew Jackson2.11.722ndPB
1500mU15MMax Pearson4.33.302nd
3000mU15MChristopher Jackson10.29.472ndPB
300HU17WCatherine Sadler58.293rdPB
400HU20MAndrew Sadler72.372nd
HJU13MAlex Cowell1.203rd
LJU17MBryn Mordey4.623rd
TJU17WCatherine Sadler8.743rdPB

Amongst the rest of the athletes there were further outstanding performances with the majority getting PBs:-

DateVenueSession details
June 25th RatRun to Rat bank.8 hill repeats and then run up the hill and back round the top.
July 2nd Steel RiggMeet up at Steel Rigg car park(on Roman wall).7 mile off road run working hard on the hills.
July 9th Warden8 mile” Fartlek “run to Warden hill.
July 16th Dipton7 mile run via Dipton burn working hard on the hills.
July 23rd AcombIndian file to Acomb. 8xfast/slow on the triangle near the church. Run back through Target wood.
July 30th Dukes House WoodDukes house woods.1min,2min,3min fast and down again X2 with 1 min recovery.
Aug 6th Tyne Green6/7 miles along Tyne green and Coastley fields to Hexham. 10x 2mins fast with 1 min recovery.
Aug 13th Warden8 mile run to Warden hill. 4x3 mins fast with 2 min recovery.
Aug 20th Racecourse6 mile run up to racecourse and down to burn working hard on the hills.
Aug 27th TrackTrack session. Warm up then 4x300m parlaufs.1 lap recovery then repeat .Warm down on Tyne green.
Sept 3rd Housesteads6.45 START. Meet at Housesteads.7.5 mile off road run working hard on the hills
Sept 10th Tyne GreenTyne green. A club “gathering”. A “watches off” double loop. Predict your time-closest wins!. Followed by food at the golf club.
Sept 17th TrackTrack session. Warm up 6-10 400m with 200 m recovery. Warm down around town.
Sept 24th Acomb
OR
Ladies only XC taster session with Steph Scott, Blaydon
6 mile run around the roads of Acomb. 1min,2min,3min fast and down again X2 with 1 min recovery (head torch required!).

U13 Tynedale Harrier Ellen Ricketts was due to take part in a number of events over the weekend. Unfortunately Ellen broke her arm in three places whilst playing rugby on Friday afternoon. Hope you have a speedy recovery Ellen and look forward to seeing you back on the track.

 

Jules Pearson/Marcus Byron 4 June 2013

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