2019 archive

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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NEHL Cross Country 2019-2020

North East Harrier League Cross Country Race 1: Wrekenton Saturday 28th September 2019 After a really wet early morning, thankfully the predicted rain didn’t arrive, and despite some fairly heavy rain earlier in the week, the course was still pretty firm with a few muddy puddles if you like that sort of thing. First up …

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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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TBH Juniors – 1 Mile Race

Hello TBH Juniors I suppose given the TBH Juniors are officially now on holiday (both from school & the club) and are most likely to be found either away on holiday or in bed sleeping the hours away, the fact we had four members take part in the 1 Mile Race is reason to celebrate …

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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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TBH Juniors 2K Summer Series – Race 2 Results

On a lovely summer’s evening, 52 juniors took part in race 2 of the 2019 TBH Juniors 2K Summer Series around Newcastle Town Moor. Kora Howorth was first over the finish line, with newcomer Luke Hillium coming a close 2nd place. With adjustments for handicap times, quickest run of the night went to Zac Kettle, …

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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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TBH Juniors 2K Summer Series – Race 1 Results

Well done to everyone who took part in the first race of the 2019 TBH Juniors 2K Summer Series. Results from the race can be viewed below.   Race 2 is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, 5th June 2019.  

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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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Birtley Relays – Lord Lawson School 10-3-19

Getting to the course early and setting the tent up seemed a little pointless, as conditions were dry with no wind at all. This later proved to be a very sensible decision, as the weather got progressively worse throughout the morning, with the final U15/U17 race 3rd leg being run in driving wet snow, so …

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NEHL 6 – Alnwick Castle 02-03-19

With only the Birtley relays to go, this was the penultimate XC fixture for the juniors in the 2018-19 season. Much warmer than the previous year with the wind picking up a little for the later races, overall the conditions were very dry. The unexpected and unwelcome addition of many tonnes of hardcore to the …

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