Kenny Macpherson sends out the Rally Call to the club
The Farringdon cross country relays on September 10th 2011 herald the start of the blood and mud season.
Tyne Bridge Harriers want as many athletes out as possible for this inaugural race. The various disciplines are set out below. This is a great start to the cross country season and will ask questions of each athletes ability as they vie against competitors from other clubs.
Sunderland Harriers Start Fitness Open Cross Country Races
Sunderland Harriers open cross country races take place on the hills of Farringdon and Gilley Law, (the start is adjacent to Farringdon school). A full lap around the course is approximately 1.8 miles. Competitors and spectators are requested to park either in the School car park or at the Silksworth Sports Complex. There is no parking on the field next to the start or along Silksworth Road, adjacent to the course. There are six separate events, all are listed below along with race categories:
12.00 – Event 1 – U11 BOYS AND GIRLS: 1000m.
Athletes must be under 11 on day of race. Awards to first three individuals in each category
12.15 – Event 2 – U13 BOYS AND GIRLS: 1.8 miles.
Ages 11 & 12 years on 31.8.2011. Awards to first three individuals in each category
12.30 – Event 3 – U15 BOYS AND GIRLS: 1.8 miles.
Ages 13 and 14 years on 31.8.2011. Awards to first three individuals in each category
12.45 – Event 4 – U17 Men & U17 WOMEN: 1.8 miles.
Ages 15 and 16 years on 31.8.2011. Awards to first three individuals
13.00 – Event 5 – SENIOR MEN’S & VETERANS’ RELAY: 4 x 1.8m.
Age 17 years and over on the day of the race. Vets aged over 40.
Awards to first three teams. Please submit number of teams. Declare names on the day.
13.50 – Event 6 – SENIOR WOMEN: 1.8 miles.
Aged 17 & over on 1.9.2011
Following this race their is a sequence of cross country fixtures throughout the North East and with tent donated and spikes purchased we will hit this event with the ground running.
October 22nd 2011: Sherman Cup / Davison Shield (South Shields /Jarrow & Hebburn)
November 26th 2011: Shibdon Pond (Blaydon).
January 8th 2012: To be confirmed.
February 11th 2012: Wrekenton (Saltwell).
March 3rd 2012: Alnwick (Alnwick)
March 24th 2012: Prudhoe (Tynedale).
Womens’ Club Champion Catherine Willis is leading the way for the ladies group by committing herself to this event this season. Catherine hates cross country but it shows the drive and endeavour at the club and I urge fellow members to strike these dates off on your diary.
Release the dogs of war, lets get Tyne Bridge through the divisions without hesitation. Your club needs you