An ode to Tyne Bridge Harriers

For many of us, the coronavirus lockdown has meant we’ve had a lot of spare time on our hands. And while some have used it to sunbathe, binge watch TV box-sets and treat it as a mini-holiday (okay, just me – DD), other members have been using the time in more productive ways.

Reflecting her feelings during lockdown, Julie Killick has written this lovely poem about the club.

 

Once upon a time in 2020

The diary was packed with races aplenty

 

But along came Covid and a long lockdown

So we looked at the race calendar with a tear and a frown

 

Fear not Tyne Bridge your club needs you

Tuesday and Thursday nights there’s still lots to do

 

Pop out for a jog or do a Tyne Bridge session

A runner’s diary will take no messin’

 

Along comes a relay, it’s virtual you know

Teams at the ready, see them all go

 

If you put on your vest it’ll give you the edge

Those extra few seconds for your team you must pledge

 

And then there’s the challenge for a laugh and a smile

A perfect Strava circle might take you a while

 

One day we’ll be back Groups 1 to 5

Juniors and Beginners we’ll all feel alive

 

Along the Quayside and down the Dene

The happiest groups you’ll have ever seen

 

Together we run day and night

At the end of the tunnel, there is the light

 

One day, please, let it be soon

Back to Byker, back in the Toon

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