An ode to Tyne Bridge Harriers

For many of us, the coronavirus lockdown has meant we’ve had a lot of spare time on our hands. And while some have used it to sunbathe, binge watch TV box-sets and treat it as a mini-holiday (okay, just me – DD), other members have been using the time in more productive ways.

Reflecting her feelings during lockdown, Julie Killick has written this lovely poem about the club.


Once upon a time in 2020

The diary was packed with races aplenty


But along came Covid and a long lockdown

So we looked at the race calendar with a tear and a frown


Fear not Tyne Bridge your club needs you

Tuesday and Thursday nights there’s still lots to do


Pop out for a jog or do a Tyne Bridge session

A runner’s diary will take no messin’


Along comes a relay, it’s virtual you know

Teams at the ready, see them all go


If you put on your vest it’ll give you the edge

Those extra few seconds for your team you must pledge


And then there’s the challenge for a laugh and a smile

A perfect Strava circle might take you a while


One day we’ll be back Groups 1 to 5

Juniors and Beginners we’ll all feel alive


Along the Quayside and down the Dene

The happiest groups you’ll have ever seen


Together we run day and night

At the end of the tunnel, there is the light


One day, please, let it be soon

Back to Byker, back in the Toon

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