NEHL 2014/15: Jarrow. Race report 1

North East Harrier League 2014/15: Bedewell Park, Jarrow

Saturday, 31st January 2015.


Cross country race report by Jake Dorman

           Mud, sweat and tears


Well done to all TBH Juniors who turned out, despite the freezing temperatures, icy cold wind and thick mud! (What were we all thinking?)

The rain dampened the soil, but certainly didn’t dampen the gusto shown by TBH juniors

The mudfest started with the U11 boy’s race. Michael Harland had a terrific race finishing 26th in 5:32. Jake Moir was making his TBH debut, and despite being up all night with a fever he insisted on representing his club! Unfortunately, the virus struck on the day, but well done to Jake, his commitment was admirable!

Next up were the U11 girls. The cold and mud were very challenging and the girls battled through heroically! In an impressive display of teamwork Lauren Bird and Anna Dorman came in together- finishing 31st and 32nd respectively. Jessica Walton’s shoe was sucked into the mud bog and she ran the rest of the route with her shoe half on, she subsequently finished 44th.

(l-r) U11 girls in action, Lauren, Anna & Jessica

(l-r) U11 girls in action, Lauren, Anna & Jessica

The U13 boys were represented by Jake and Finlay Dorman. Jake had a very strong start (in the top 5 of the fast pack for the first 2km.) Unfortunately there was some confusion about the route and Jake started to sprint for the finish, then realised he still had another lap to go… He ended up with a time of 14:23. Finlay ran well and got a time of 17:02. When asked how it went, he said “no comment”.

Hannah in action

Hannah in action

Finally were the U13 girls. Hannah Turney (Another TBH debut) was our only runner in this race, hopefully she will have more company next time. She ran a steady race finishing in 20:17 and one toenail down.

Having successfully churned up the route for the seniors our job was done.



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    • Si on January 31, 2015 at 20:56
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    Fantastic effort from all the juniors who turned out and gave it their best. Well Done! Great report too Jake, you are certainly a multi-talented young man!! 🙂

    • Apples on January 31, 2015 at 21:13
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    Great report Jake and fantastic to see more TBH juniors taking part in races. Let’s see even more at Alnwick and Wrekenton.

    • Jess's mam on January 31, 2015 at 23:50
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    Great race report Jake! Well done to all of the juniors

    • David Rowe on February 1, 2015 at 10:20
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    Well done to you all, very proud of you all. What a great race report Jake.

  1. Jake what a great report. Well done to all our TBH juniors!

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