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Week 12 – TBH Juniors – 8 * 100m

If Usain Bolt had ventured out in Newcastle this week he would have been relieved that he’s retired and not having to face the future talents of TBH juniors. We saw our younger athletes blitzing their 100m sprints with some impressive times. In a tight contest we saw the Shutdown Striders take a narrow victory …

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Week 11 – TBH Juniors – 2 mile DD Special

After a hugely successful event in week 9, DD was invited back to produce another challenge that would test the juniors’ physical and mental aptitude. He didn’t disappoint. Taking on a 2 mile circuit, the juniors were challenged to cover the distance as quickly as possible whilst keeping an eagle eye on everything they passed. …

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Week 9 – TBH Juniors – Treasure Hunt

They say that orienteering is the thinking person’s running. Well, we certainly saw plenty of thinking and puzzling as the juniors took on the challenge of the TBH Treasure Hunt – specially prepared by David Daniels and Dave Moir (DDDM). I think everyone would agree it was a fantastic challenge that required plenty of athleticism …

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Week 7 – 6 minute Time Trial

We were blessed with another week of glorious sunshine which meant there were a few strategic decisions about when to take on this week’s 6 minute time trial. Again we saw some hugely impressive results with a number of juniors covering more than a mile in their 6 minutes. To add a bit of extra …

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Week 6 – 1 mile key worker fancy dress – team results

The challenge of running dressed as a key-worker was the lesser problem this week with the weather causing havoc for planning opting run times. The baking heat at the beginning of the week changed to blustery winds – neother conducive to running in fancy dress! But the juniors pulled out all of the stops and …

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Week 5 – 15 miles – Team Results

This week saw a new level of pressure for the Team Captains who had to organise which of their runners were suited to shorter, faster legs and which suited longer endurance runs. Numbers were crunched, slide rules were slid (ask your grandparents kids) and tactics were developed. The Striders employed a complex 9 distance strategy …

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Striders reveal their team branding

In a busy couple of weeks the Shutdown Striders have shown that they’re not only accomplished athletes but they have a flair for marketing and branding. Graeme, the Strider’s team boss, talks us through their work. Shutdown Striders chose our team name and logo through a rigorous democratic process. We invited ideas for prospective team …

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Week 4 – 12 minute – Team Results

It was another close competition this week with the added pressure of some particularly warm weather towards the end of the week. The results were checked and verified and The Lockdown Legends made it a hat-trick of wins. Special mention to David Carr who managed to cover the most distance, an impressive 3.05km. This week’s …

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Week 3 – 10 stage – Team Results

This week’s challenge replicated the most prestigious inter-club event of the year, the National 12/6 stage relays. This event has been graced by many of our Olympians and this week it was the chance for the Tyne Bridge Juniors to have a go. 4 athletes were selected to run the the long leg (2.2 miles) …

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Week 2 – 1 mile – Team results

The results have been submitted, reviewed and verified and the winners of the one mile team competition are …… Well done to all of the teams and to every single person who took part, you should be very proud of your achievement. The presssure is on the Legends to maintain a hold on their first …

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Tyne Bridge Juniors – Virtual Relays – Teams

Well done to the 26 juniors who took part in the first of the virtual challenges. There were some cracking times and it’s going to be a great way for the kids to remain active and involved. The athletes have now been split into teams and each team has a co-ordinator (at the top of …

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NEHL – Lambton – 14-3-20

With a lot of the local sporting fixtures cancelled because of the Corona Virus, it was a great relief that this fixture went ahead. There were a few teething problems with the signage into the estate, but thankfully everyone made the start line in time. Despite the warm weather and offer of a brand new …

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Birtley Relays – 8-3-20

Closure of the Central motorway resulted in a slightly later arrival time for the Moirs than was planned, but luckily both Heather and DD were already there, and started organising the teams. It was a bit of a windy morning that seemed to make the temperature feel a lot colder than it actually was, but …

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NEHL Alnwick Pastures – 29-2-20

It was a fairly cold start, with a breeze that picked up throughout the afternoon, making running out from the start line quite hard work. This didn’t deter our U11s’ enthusiasm for the out and back course, straight up the big hill then straight back down again. Freddie Palmer was mixing it with the leaders …

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National XC Champs – Wollaton Hall, Nottingham – 22-2-20

It was an early start for this fixture, as the bus left the rugby ground at Kingston Park at 6:30am, with the 3 hour bus journey meaning we were on site, with tent set up well before 10:00am. The Colvers decided to turn the journey into a food festival, as they started their lunch at …

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TBH Anniversary 5K – 5-2-20 Newcastle Quayside

Conditions were ideal for this race, being fairly still, but a little cold. The 5 juniors who were taking part, all broke or set PBs over the distance, and a couple of club records went as well. Zak Kettle was first over the line, setting 19:50 as an official PB, as he only has parkrun …

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Northern XC Champs – Camp Hill Estate, Bedale – 25-1-20

There was a real mixture of conditions for the various age category races, with the largest loop (which thankfully a lot of the juniors managed to miss) being atrocious by the time the senior men got to it. “A bit gooey” was the understatement of the day, made by one of the TBH Dads who …

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Sherman Cup/Davison Shield – Temple Park 4-1-20

This was a bit of a windy fixture, and more muddy than the venue has been for many years, but that didn’t deter TBH juniors in their first cross country outing of 2020. With 3 representatives in the U11 boys race, this would have been our only complete junior team of the day if it …

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