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Annual club relay – St Oswald’s Way

The club relay is always a popular event. Purely social, each year we run a different long-distance route, with different folk (seniors and juniors) running different legs, except for a few hard core runners complete several legs at once! We did St Oswald’s Way a few years ago, but in one day which meant finishing at Heavenfield Church in the dark. Paul T suggested we took the full weekend this time to make it an easier run, with an overnight stay at Alnwick Youth Hostel for those who were interested. By all accounts another hugely successful event; fantastic scenery, good running and a right ol’ larf in Alnwick (!). It’s early days but a possible change of plan for next year is to have a weekend down in north Wales to coincide with the Masters World Mountain Running Championships. Paul ran this event in Austria this year and says it’s great fun.

Seniors and Juniors raise money for Josie’s Dragonfly Trust.

On 9th September in place of training we held our annual ‘Guess your time’ run around Tyne Green. A great addition this year was a tremendous turnout of juniors, many running in tutu’s and other fancy dress. The junior’s did a particularly good job raising sponsorship and between them and the seniors we raised £120, which Paul T took along to the Josie’s Dragonfly Trust shop. The idea is that people guess their time for two laps of Tyne Green (3 miles). Everyone sets of together and has their time recorded. The person finishing closest to their estimated time wins. Lucy Ellman one the seniors event for the second time; she guessed 28.36 and ran 28.46 – incredibly accurate pacing Lucy! Andrew Smith won out of the  juniors. He guessed 24.38 and ran 24.27, showing up most of the seniors with his pace judgement. Look out for this fun event next year!

Lovely letter from Josie’s Dragonfly Trust, thanking us for the donation from our ‘Guess your time’ nightGreat start for Ava in the 2014-15 Cross Country season!

Ava Taperell won the Y6 race at Minors Cross Country at Bedewell Park, Jarrow on 4th October. Well done, Ava!

The North east Harrier League kicks off this weekend, with a return to East Cramlington Nature Reserve. Apparently there are road works in the area, so please allow plenty of additional travel time, and lift share where possible. Info about the cross country under the Junior and Senior tabs, including a link to download our Guide to the North East Harrier League.


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