Dec 11

TBH Juniors – 2017 Awards

Juniors Awards Night – Saturday, 9th December 2017

It’s been a very successful year for the TBH junior section. We now have 4 fully qualified junior coaches, which allows us greater flexibility with what we can do with the various groups that we have. We also have other people working towards the Coaching qualification, so I feel we have established a robust coaching structure, and are now in a position to expand and increase the number of junior athletes we can cope with.

Another major development for the juniors section this year, was the sourcing and relocation of our meeting base to the Newcastle High School for Girls. This facility has been a real find as it has a large gym hall, meaning we never have to cancel a session because of the weather, and it also seems to be fairly central for quite a few of our members.

The junior section is steadily growing, with 30-40 attending Wednesday training sessions each week, and we have started to regularly close teams in the Harrier League fixtures. Like the senior awards, the junior awards are all about recognising and rewarding hard work and commitment in training, and hopefully the young athletes will learn important life lessons from their experiences at TBH as juniors.


Over 11 Girls

This award goes to someone who puts the work in by attending Wednesday sessions, Saturday track sessions, and races at every opportunity (including for her School). The regular training she does has paid off, and despite just moving into the U13 age category, she gives every race everything she has got, still holding her own, despite being one of the younger ones in that age category.

This award goes to Amber Maynard :thumbsup:


Over 11 Boys

This young man has had a great year of racing, attending plenty of XC fixtures along with a variety of road races, bringing his 5K pb to below 19 ½ minutes. He is a regular attender at the Saturday track sessions, and has started to periodically attend some senior sessions. I often see him training at School with our very own Matt Poole and a Tynedale Harrier (Hugh Bingham), getting in to school fairly early so that he can do this session. Despite being one of the youngest in his age category, he always gives good account of himself and betters a lot of boys who are significantly older than him.

This award goes to Finlay Dorman :thumbsup:


Under 11 Girls

This young lady has made massive improvements based on her hard work in training. She is a regular park runner is a keen cross country runner, turning out for all fixtures, including being one of the few juniors to turn up for the North Eastern Counties Cross Country Champions in December.

This well-deserved award goes to Natasha Prescott :thumbsup:


Under 11 Boys

This award goes to one of the youngest members of TBH, and was the most conclusive award with pretty much all the coaches voting for him. I don’t coach him myself, but know fine well that the coaches appreciate the hard work and commitment he puts into his training, by the comments and number of votes he has received. He never gives up no matter how hard the sessions are. His dogged determination is the reason why he improves weekly.

This award goes to Jake Brown :thumbsup:


XC Member of the year

This award always goes to regular racers, who show strength and consistency within this discipline. This year is no exception and goes to a junior who probably represents TBH more often than anyone else. This probably is the discipline they enjoy the most, and they are happiest when conditions and courses are at their toughest

This award goes to Jake Moir :thumbsup:


Members of the year

This was a dead heat, and I didn’t want either one of these athletes to not be recognised for their efforts over the last year

First we have an award for a young lady who is a regular at training and racing. She is steadily improving and it’s clear her hard work is paying off from her racing performances. She is a regular at our Summer GP events bringing her road mile to well below 7 minutes, and is also a regular races at cross country, often making up a team in one of our stronger age categories, the U13 girls.

This award goes to Imogen Bungay :thumbsup:


Next we have a young lady who is one of our longer serving juniors, and I’ve watched her progress through the ranks, with her now being one of our leading runners also in the U13 girls category. Despite early season promotion to the fast pack, she has been un-phased and continues to give each Harrier League her all, despite having to give the majority of the field a fairly substantial head start.

This award goes to Amelia Short :thumbsup:


Congratulations to the winners and a huge thank you to all the junior members who have attended training sessions and represented Tyne Bridge Harriers throughout 2017. You’ve all been a credit to the club.


Dave Moir

Dec 11

2017 Cross Country Championships

North Eastern Counties Cross Country Championships

Redcar Race Course

Saturday, 9th December 2017


Well done to the three junior members who travelled down to this year’s North Eastern Cross Country Championships in Redcar.

Although it was a bitterly cold day, conditions underfoot were good to firm, with very little mud on the course.

Representing TBH in the U11 Boys race was Jake Moir, finishing the 1.6K course in 8.49.

Next up was Natasha Prescott in the U11 Girls race, finishing in a time of 9.11.

The final junior to run was Amber Maynard in the U13 Girls race who posted a time of 17.51.

Full results can be found here


Dec 10

TBH Juniors Training Sessions

Hello Juniors,

Our next training session is 6:00pm, Wednesday, 13th December, at our new winter training venue Newcastle High School for Girls (NE2 4RU).

A map of the new training venue can be viewed below (nb. the Korfball team are based in the same building).

This will be the final session before we break for the Christmas holidays, so games and activities will play a big part of the session.

And don’t forget to wear your Christmas outfit!


Dave Moir

Nov 18

2017-2018 Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League

Race 3. Aykley Heads (Durham) – Saturday, 18th November 2017


Well done to all the TBH Juniors who competed in Saturday’s cross-country event at Aykley heads (Durham).

Conditions were far from ideal, with a bitterly cold wind blowing across the exposed countryside.


U11 Boys 
Joe Eggett 6:00 (38th)
Jake Moir 6:24 (55th)

Jake missed the start by 30 seconds


U11 Girls
Natasha Prescott 6:11 (35th)
Hannah Cherif 6:32 (51st)
Laura Whitman 7:16 (64th)
Olivia Clark 7:17 (65th)

Olivia just turned 9 years old last week and was probably the youngest girl in the race


U13 Girls
Lucy Walton 16:28 (17th)
Amelia Short 17:58 (real time 16:18) (52nd)
Anna Dorman 17:59 (real time 16:19) (54th)
Eve Tovey 18:56 (64th)
Amber Maynard 19:01 (66th)

Lucy was making her Harrier League debut :-)

The team of Walton, Short & Dorman finished in 11th place :-)


U15 Boys
Finlay Dorman 14:20 (15th)


U17 Boys
Jake Dorman 26:39 (6th)


Full race results can be found here


Well done everyone :thumbsup:

Oct 28

Sherman Cup/Davison Shield Cross Country

Sherman Cup/Davison Shield Cross Country

Temple Park, South Shields

Saturday, 28th October 2017


A huge well done to all the TBH Juniors who took part in today’s (Saturday) cross country event at Temple Park.

The sun may have been shining brightly, but a strong wind made for challenging running conditions, so :thumbsup: to following members.


U11 Girls
Natasha Prescott 5:24 (43rd)
Laura Whitman 6:09 (55th)

U11 Boys
Joe Eggett 4:59 (37th)
Jake Moir 5:02 (41st)
Scott Calland 5:24 (59th)

U13 Girls
Imogen Bungay 14:03 (18th)
Hope Moir 16:43 (65th)
Amber Maynard 16:46 (66th)

Full results can be found here.

Oct 16

Minors Cross Country 2017

Jarrow & Hebburn AC Minor Cross Country

Bedewell Park, Monkton

Saturday, 14th October 2017


Well done to all the TBH Junior members who took part in Saturday’s cross country event around Bedewell Park (Jarrow).


Year 5 Boys (1.25 Mile)

Joe Eggett (6m 16s)

Scott Calland (6m 22s)


Year 6 Girls (1.25 Mile)

Hannah Cherif (6m 17s)


Year 6 Boys (1.5 Mile)

Jake Moir (10m 12s)



Full results can be found here.

Oct 09

2017-2018 Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League

Race 2. Druridge Bay – Sunday, 8th October 2017


Well done to all the TBH Juniors who competed in Sunday’s cross-country event at Druridge Bay country park.

It’s terrific to see the number of juniors competing in cross-country increasing at every fixture.

It’s said only the (slightly) mad enjoy cross-country running but it will make you a stronger runner.


U11 Girls

45 249 Hannah Cherif Tyne Bridge Harriers 7:17 S FU11
47 252 Natasha Prescott Tyne Bridge Harriers 7:20 S FU11
56 254 Sydney Bungey Tyne Bridge Harriers 7:37 S FU11
62 250 Katherine Bird Tyne Bridge Harriers 7:48 S FU11
75 251 Laura Whitman Tyne Bridge Harriers 8:27 S FU11


U11 Boys

26 255 Jake Moir Tyne Bridge Harriers 6:38 S MU11
31 258 William Adams Tyne Bridge Harriers 6:50 S MU11


U13 Girls

4 644 Anna Dorman Tyne Bridge Harriers 14:33 S FU13 14:33
31 647 Imogen Bungay Tyne Bridge Harriers 15:50 S FU13 15:50
42 648 Lauren Bird Tyne Bridge Harriers 16:11 S FU13 16:11
54 643 Amelia Short Tyne Bridge Harriers 16:44 F FU13 15:04
65 645 Eve Tovey Tyne Bridge Harriers 17:09 S FU13 17:09
70 642 Amber Maynard Tyne Bridge Harriers 18:06 S FU13 18:06
73 646 Hope Moir Tyne Bridge Harriers 18:39 S FU13 18:39

After her fantastic 4th place run on Sunday, Anna is promoted to the Fast Pack for the remainder of the season.

Amelia start’s her races from the Fast Pack.

The club finished in 7th place, closing two full teams.


U15 Boys

9 650 Finlay Dorman Tyne Bridge Harriers 13:02 S MU15 13:02

Following his Top 10 finish in the U15 Boys race, Finlay is now promoted to the Fast Pack.


Full race results can be found be here.


Details of the next cross country fixture will appear here soon.


Oct 01

2017-2018 Start Fitness North Eastern Harrier League

Race 1. Wrekenton – Saturday, 30th September 2017


A huge well done to all the TBH Juniors who ran in the first cross-country race of the season.

There was a good turn-out by the U11’s, with Katherine Bird, Natasha Prescott and Laura Whitman competing for the girls and Joe Eggett, Jake Moir and Scott Calland running in the boys race.

The U13’s Girls team of Amelia Short (9th), Amber Maynard and Hope Moir finished in 13th position and Finlay Dorman, our sole representative in the U15 Boy’s race, finished in a respectable 20th position.


A special mention about Natasha and amber who were both competing for the first time.


Full results can be found here.


The next fixture is on Sunday, 8th October, at Druridge Bay Country Park.

Sep 09

2017 Junior Great North Run

Well done to all the TBH Junior members who took part in Saturday’s Junior Great North Run. (Saturday, 9th September 2017)


18:03Amelia Short
18:09Michael Harland
19:05Keiron Wilkinson
20:00William Adams
20:16Hannah Meares
20:27Joseph Eggett
20:56James Walker
21:05Rubyrose Colver
21:10Scott Calland
21:22Hannah Cowan
21:35Hope Moir
21:43Eve Tovey
21:47Jake Moir
21:49Lauren Bellamy
22:41Natasha Walker
24:46Jack Cowan
Full results can be found here

Sep 05

TBH Juniors Summer Series: Race 5 Results

Well done to everyone who took part in the final race of the 2017 Summer Series.


After a day of near constant rain, we were blessed with fine weather for the race, and although the 1 mile route through Heaton Park was damp in places, it was pleasing to see all ten juniors return safely.


Congratulations to Scott (Callard) who finished first in the race :thumbsup:


Race 5 Results

race time
real time
jake (parker)9.118.11
anna (dorman)9.366.39


Big thanks to all the club members who helped out during the race. 

Sep 03

2017 Farringdon Relays

Saturday marked the start of the cross country season, with several juniors making the short journey to Farringdon (just outside of Sunderland).


Competing first for the juniors were Jake Moir and Joe Eggett in the U11 Boys race.

Next up was the U13 Girls race, with Hope Moir and Anna Dorman representing TBH.

Finlay Dorman was the sole TBH representative in the U15 Boys race, with Jake Dorman and Corey Fuller both competing in the U17 Boys race. Jake finishing in a commendable 4th place.


Well done to everyone who turned up :thumbsup:


Full results can be found here

Aug 08

TBH Juniors – Summer Holidays

TBH Juniors are currently on their summer holidays and sessions will resume in a few weeks time.


Keep checking the website for details of the first session back in the Autumn.



Aug 01

TBH Juniors Summer GP: Race 4 Results

There may have been a small turn-out for this evening’s 1 Mile time-trial through Jesmond Dene, but what there was was quality.

First over the finishing line was Amelia Short in a fantastic time of 6:26 (yet to be confirmed but I think a new course record). Second was Anna Dorman in a terrific 6:37, with Natasha Prescott 3rd (7:44) and Laura Whitman finishing 4th with a time of 9:17.

Well done girls on a terrific set of times :thumbsup:

Jul 29

TBH Juniors Summer Grand Prix: Race 4

Hi Juniors,

The next Grand Prix race takes place on Tuesday, 1st August, and all juniors are welcome to take part.


Summer route.

Summer route.

The 1 mile course starts on Armstrong Bridge at the green marker (see map right), follows the footpath through Armstrong Park for approximately 800m before turning around at the half-way point (blue marker) and heading back to the start/finish line.













Juniors are requested to make their way to Armstrong Bridge for 6:15 – 6:20pm, with the race starting around 6:30pm.



Jul 11

TBH Juniors Summer Series: Race 3 Results

A big well done to everyone who took part in Race 3 of the 2017 Summer Series.


TBH Juniors (and one of the coaches!)

TBH Juniors (and one of the coaches!)

There was a great turn-out of 14 runners for the 1 Mile Time Trial through Jesmond Dene, with newcomer Massimo (6th from left) first over the finishing line.

Congratulations Massimo :thumbsup:


Race 3 Results

race time
real time


Big thanks to all the club members who helped out during the race. 

May 02

TBH Juniors Summer Series: Race 2 Results

A big well done to everyone who took part in tonight’s 1 Mile race through Jesmond Dene.


First over the finishing line was Elliott Short :thumbsup:


Race Time
Real Time
(minus handicap)
Jake P.10:508:50
Jake M.11:307:30

Apr 16

TBH Member of the Month: March 2017

Many congratulations to JAKE PARKER, winner of Member of the Month for March 2017.

100 parkruns and a big cake!

100 parkruns and a big cake!

During March, Jake not only completed his 75th junior parkrun but also reached the milestone of running 100 (main) parkruns. And all before his 8th Birthday.


Well done Jake :thumbsup:

Apr 15

2017 Good Friday Road Race

Thanks to Finlay & Anna Dorman for this race report.


Good Friday Road Race (aka The Rainy Road Race): Friday, 14th April 2017


Six daring TBH juniors faced the rain and took part in the Good Friday Road Race. It was good to have a representative from all the junior groups; Mo Farah’s, Seagulls and Peregrines.

First to go was the U11 race, 1.16 miles, with Zara Bungay making her road debut at the age of 6 (she’s already done a cross country relay!!), finishing 17th with a great time 9:18.

Sydney Bungay (Zara’s big sister) also ran a good race, coming 14th with a time of 8:56. At the climax of the race was Anna Dorman, holding off her competitors and taking a well-earned gold medal and first girl, in an excellent 7:09 :thumbsup:

Anna with her Gold Medal

Anna with her Gold Medal


Imogen Bungay ran in the U13’s race, 1.6 miles, coming in at a great 25th with a good time of 11:18.

Jake and Finlay Dorman were in the final junior race, also 1.6 miles, U15’s.

Jake fought hard against some very tough competition to finish 6th in a time of 8:52.  Finlay, who only qualified for the Under 15 race by 2 weeks, finished a great 17th in a time of 9:50.

Well done to everyone who took part! :good:


Finlay and Anna Dorman


Full results can be found here

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