Ian Pickett

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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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TBH Junior Awards 2019

(Dave’s script from this weekend’s award night) These awards are a going to juniors who turn up regularly to train and race, and whose consistent efforts are paying off for them. Our numbers have really taken off this year with us having 80 signed up juniors, we are regularly closing teams in the Harrier league …

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NEXC Championships – Alnwick Pastures – 14-12-19

With temperatures not exceeding 5C, the fierce winds brought that right down to make it a very cold day indeed. The course, for some of the race routes, was fairly dry, but for the poor unfortunates who had to do a loop down by the river, the conditions were very muddy indeed. We had 2 …

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NEHL 4 (second fixture due to cancellations) – Aykley Heads – 23-11-19

This was a fixture for the mud larks amongst us. After a heavy week of rain, heading over to Durham the rain just got worse and worse. The course was a bit muddy to start with, the lower parts being a bit of a mess before a single foot touched them, and the more people …

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NEGP 6 – Gateshead Stadium 7-8-19

The final fixture in the NEGP series had 3 TBH juniors out, with many of our reguars away still on holiday. Amber Maynard had a good try at a PB in the 800m, falling short only by a couple of seconds. She put in a brave first lap but fading slightly in the second, but …

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NEGP 5 – Monkton Stadium – 24-7-19

On a stifling hot evening in Jarrow, there was an even quieter turn out for the TBH juniors at this fixture. With summer holidays kicking in, and massive traffic problems on the Tyne Bridge itself, it meant that some of our regulars couldn’t even get to the track in time for their races, so we …

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NEGP 4 – Monkton Stadium 10-7-19

Much quieter turn out for the TBH juniors at this fixture, with the seniors actually managing to match our low numbers this time around. Our first event with runners in was the 200m. David Carr’s first attempt at this, resulted in him setting a very respectable 32.27 PB and claiming the U13 club record. Zak …

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NEGP 3 – Monkton Stadium 26-6-19

We had a great turnout for TBH juniors, with 11 athletes competing at this fixture. First up were TBH’s newest signings, Joshua Bruce and Fraser Bigg. In their first ever competitive race, they were both thrown in at the deep end, as they were seeded amongst the senior athletes in the U17 age category. This …

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NEGP 2 – Monkton Stadium, Jarrow 22-5-19

The first event that TBH took part in was the U13 shot putt, with Harry Snaith’s first ever attempt at this event.  After a shaky couple of no-throws, he sorted his technique out enough to claim the U13 boy’s outdoor shot record, with a putt of 4.50m We had 5 athletes in the next event …

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NECAA Track and Field Championships – Middlesborough Sports Village – 11-5-19

The day started off a little cloudy and around 10oC, which lifted a little as the morning progressed, but the promised rain did turn up for our final activity (a medal ceremony) just before we left. Ruby Colver was first up with the girls U13 800m, setting herself a PB of 3:00.61 and taking the …

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NEGP 1 – Monkton Stadium 24-4-19

Well the records were claimed, broken and PBs were bettered in a really successful first GP track meeting for TBH juniors. The evening started around 12C and got just a little cooler, but the wind was fairly low giving us near ideal conditions for competing. U13 and U15 events were combined based on a seeding …

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Newcastle Schools Cross Country Championships – Blakelaw – 02/04/19

Rain and hail greeted approx 850 children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 as they arrived from primary schools across the region to compete in the Newcastle Schools Cross Country Championships  at Blakelaw Playing Fields. Familiar TBH Junior faces were spotted through the crowds as they warmed up with their individual schools.  First to …

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Spring Track Relays – Churchill Playing Fields Track, Monkseaton – 10-3-19

(IP – There’s a special addition at the end so do keep reading to the bottom.) On turning up at the track, there were sighs of disappointment from the usual mud-larks who were missing cross country already, as early on it was 15°C with bright sunshine and no wind. This turned out to be an …

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