Tyne Bridge Harriers Club Championships 2012

And the winners are…

2012 Club Champion (Male) Tony Carter, and 2012 Club Champion (Female) Carolina Freeman. Congratulations both.

For Tyne Bridge Harrier’s 2012 Club Championship it was decided to hold the race during the Clive Cookson 10k (superbly hosted by North Shields Poly running club).

Instead of the usual race report, some members have provided their thoughts leading up to, during and after the race.


Stuck in traffic on the way to the race.  Hopefully, we’ll miss the start and can go back home. Worse luck, the traffic resumes and we soon reach race headquarters.  That school is not like any school I ever went to. Vicki Deritis

Plan to run under 40 minutes. John Tollitt

Hopefully get round without picking up an injury (as at North Tyneside 10k) and having to walk half the course. Double D

Lots and lots of fit looking people here, most of them in club vests. Let’s try to avoid coming last. VD

Brilliant to see so many club members turn out for race. Exciting too, seeing all the ‘fast lads’ going for the Championship. Fenwick, Carter, Sparrow, Neeson, and not forgetting Big Mac. DD


This is just like being out in the country. All very pleasant indeed. VD

Sat in a nice little group, consisting of myself, Peter Kennedy, Kevin Lister and a Claremont runner all the way round. Don’t look at watch until finish line. JT

Great conditions for racing. Warm, bright, with just a slight breeze. If only my body felt in such great condition. DD

Sean Kelly keeps popping up everywhere. He looks as if he is in a hurry to get somewhere. Bit like that family on the Fast Show. VD

No garmin tonight, no idea what pace I’m running. Plan of action. Look for runner ahead – overtake – repeat until finish. DD

There’s Sean Kelly up ahead, I better run a bit faster as I go past him. Alex Lockwood

Where did Keith Smith get his pace from? KM

Tried to lose other 3 on final 2k descent and thought I had until Peter flew past me on final 100m. The r#:*$”s. JT

Damn. There’s Darrly Davison up ahead, I better run a bit faster as I go past him. AL

Why did I pick up and run with a water bottle for the final 200m. What was the point of that? VD

Into final 1k, and DM (Dave Moir, not Danger Mouse) is about 50m ahead. Try to catch him but distance is too great. I will get him next time (cue manic laughter haha!!!) DD

Oh hell!! There’s a crowd of TBH’ers up ahead, I better run a lot faster as I go past them. AL


Pleased with time of 38m 23s. Until..I realised it was same as my PB from NT 10K. Why didn’t I push on more at end rather than ease off when Peter passed me. JT

Wow. I finished without stopping, walking or injurying myself. What a result. Not my fastest 10k time (just under 38 minutes) but happy to have ran a steady race. DD

Delighted by the performances of Imran Mohammed, Keith Smith, Caroline Smith and the ladies in general. To claim Women’s 2nd Team prize is reflection upon their hard work and progress at the club. KM

On reflection, glad with time and really enjoyed the whole evening. JT

Splendid doughnuts. VD

I wish the club didn’t have so many supporters, then I may be able to run an even paced race and not speed up every time I saw a member. Went from 7min miling, to 6,40 to 6,30 before finally blowing up and running 7,30min miling for final mile. AL

On a personal note, fastest time on this course but not happy. I have been doing a lot of speedwork and hill running, didn’t have enough stamina on night, back to the drawing board.  I’ll be back.  KM

Member’s Results

Tony Carter 33:55 (3rd place overall)

Jack Neeson 34:12 (5th place overall)

Sparrow Morley 34:34 (8th place overall)

Keith Smith 34:42 (10th place overall)

Louis Goffe 34:55

Kevin Jeffress 35:41

Paul Hilton 35:56

David Appleby 37:29

Dave (Danger Mouse) Moir 37:32

David (Double D) Daniels D 37:42

Peter Kennedy 38:17

John Tollit 38:23

Chris Meek 38:42

Chris Mitsides 40:38

Jon Finlay 40:46

Andy Lisle 41:12

Derek Reed 41:16

Daniel Birchall 41:47

James Knox 42:13

Colin Dilks 42:14

Carolina Freeman 42:59

Alex Lockwood 43:21

Alan Wallace 44:35

Davy Keith Smith Taylor 44:35

Kayoung Lee 46:04

Kerry Reed 46:06

Keith Rooney 47:45

Elspeth Lawson 48:32

Megan Parkin 49:27

Chris Parkin 49:36

Imran Mohammed 49:40

Julie Shaw 51:13

Dominic McBride 52:12

Denise Waugh 52:26

Mark Allison 53:00

Caroline Smith 53:24

Janine Swail 54:23

Kelly Spence 54:59

Kate Meek 56:12

Jane Picken 58:45

Vicki Deritis 61:11

Diane Pringle 81:16

Full results can be found here http://www.nspoly.co.uk/Clive Cookson 2012/Clive Cookson 2012.html

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    • Mark Reynolds on 24th May 2012 at 10:14
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    Well done guys – great running from both of you and two brand new club champions! Looking forward to hearing the details soon….

  1. Well done Champs, great efforts from both of you.

    • John Tollitt on 24th May 2012 at 11:13
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    Well done to you both. Hope your arms recovered from your tumble Carolina.

    • Apples on 24th May 2012 at 15:36
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    Well done to TC and Carolina. It was fantastic to see so many TBH vests out there last night. It was a bit of a contrast to last year where we had 10 out and that was considered a brilliant turnout. Great stuff from all who turned out, runners and spectators.

    • Paul Hilton on 24th May 2012 at 16:36
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    Magnificent ! TBH Champs of 2012 – Tony and Carolina.

    • kenny mac on 24th May 2012 at 18:30
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    Well done to you both. Some great individual runs too. Keith smith, Imran, Caroline smith. Amazing turnout. Who else pb,d

    • Kev jeffress on 24th May 2012 at 21:51
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    Well done tony and carolina, great running

    • Simon Pryde on 24th May 2012 at 22:08
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    Well done champs!

    • The Chair on 25th May 2012 at 12:47
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    Congratulations to both of you – and to everyone else who took part, as TBH continue to show that we’re here to make our mark in local, regional and national athletics!

    • Ian Jackman on 26th May 2012 at 23:42
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    Well done to the new club champions.

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