Ian Pickett

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“It’s great fun and everybody’s really friendly and supportive” – Why TBH juniors love athletics.

NEYDL #3 Monkton, Sunday 26 June. By Liam Whitelaw It was a good day for Tyne Bridge Harriers Juniors. The weather turned out just right: not too cold or hot and enough clouds to keep the sun out of our eyes. I decided to ask various members why they enjoy these athletics events and why …

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The Wall – 18/6/2022

Whilst soaking in my annual bath (I have one every year whether I need it or not) I decided to write a bit of a race report for the Website. I thought I’d try to put together a bit of list of things I have learned (or still not learned) from the experience. Despite many …

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NEYDL #2 Div 2 North – Churchill Track, Whitley Bay, Sunday 22 May

Fifteen Tyne Bridge juniors put in a tremendous show at the NEYDL fixture this Sunday, 22 May at Churchill Track, Whitley Bay. The combined Tyne Bridge Harriers / Birtley Athletics Club came in at second place overall with 474 points, and our TBH athletes went home with a clutch of PBs and club records. It …

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NEYDL Div 2 N – Monkton 24-4-21

This was the first fixture in the NEYDL for 2022 and numbers were down for the TBH contingent of the composite TBH/Birtley team, due to many of the regular girls being away / unavailable. Some-how I was roped into official timekeeping for the day, being the only one there early enough from TBH to fill …

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The 5th Birtley Junior XC Relays, Sunday 13 March 2022

The annual Birtley Junior Cross Country Relay race was an overall successful event for Tyne Bridge Harriers, proving all juniors brought their ‘A game’. Before I start with the race coverage, let’s talk about the conditions and the course. As most who were there will agree, the weather was windy, drizzly and slightly chilly (if …

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National Inter County Championships 12th March 2022

Freddie Palmer is the first junior member of Tyne Bridge Harriers to be selected to represent the North Eastern Counties and here he tells us what it is like to pull on the county colours. When I was selected to do the National Inter Counties Cross Country for the North Eastern Counties team I was …

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Alnwick Pastures – 5-3-2022

What a fantastic finale to the Harrier League, sunshine, a bit of mud and Alnwick castle as a backdrop. Yet another strong junior TBH turnout helped us finish it all off in style. First up was the U11 boy’s race. XC first timer Sam Whittaker was first in over the line for TBH in 8th …

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National XC Championships – Parliament Hill – 26/02/22

The juniors had a brilliant opportunity at half term to travel to London and compete in the National Cross Country Championships at Parliament Hill, on Saturday 26 February. The first Nationals took place nearly 150 years ago in 1876! There were just 32 competitors but the 2022 Nationals had over 8,000 entries from juniors to …

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Sherman Cup / Davison Shield – 12-2-2022

I’ve scoured the TBH archives and managed to find this extract from the very first junior coaches meeting on 20-11-12, as this sums up exactly what we were working towards today. “The Sherman Cup / Davison Shield require the winning club to enter athletes at every age category and is designed to highlight well balanced, …

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North Eastern XC Champs – 29-1-2022 Pontefract Race Course

I have ran this course a couple of times before, and knowing what it has been like on previous occasions, my main concern was how exposed it would be. It has been muddier, but never as windy as it was on this occasion. The wind was noticeable on the bus journey on the way down, …

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NEHL 5 –8-1-2022 Thornley Hall Farm

Agricultural is the best way to describe this course, with rutted sections where cows had been, and a turnip field at the top to run beside, allowing you to pick up plenty of mud on your spikes. We have seen this course a lot muddier, but sections of the muddier bits were frozen / slushy, …

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24 Hour Charity Challenge

On the 22nd of December, Jake, Zak and David completed a challenge. Our challenge was to run 24 miles in 24 hours. None of us had ever ran this far before but it was for charity, so it was worth it. It was an early rise and were ready to race at 8. It was …

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Charity Fund Raising

Hello all,  Hope you are all doing well during these wintery months. Although a very festive break for many, this time is especially difficult for some people, which is why we have decided to partake in a charity run for the homeless with aims to raise as much money as possible. On Wednesday the 23rd …

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NEXC Champs –11 Dec 2021 – Sedgefield

Quite a contrast to the conditions experienced last time this championship was held at Sedgefield (very heavy blizards) with temperatures being fairly mild, and not a lot of mud around for the junior races. Opinions differed greatly on how hilly the course was, but I rated it as fairly flat (sorry Kora, it was flat!). …

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NEHL 4 –27-11-2021 – Aykley Heads

It was touch and go whether Storm Arwen would allow this fixture to take place, but the overnight winds (that took my fence down) subsided a little, and after an 8:00am course inspection, it was decided that it should go ahead. Our first struggle was putting the tent up, which had twisted around in the …

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Strength and Conditioning at All-Round Athletic Development

The TBH junior racing group have been going to strength and conditioning classes run by Emma Pringle at All-Round Athletic Development at Pegswood near Morpeth since the end of July this year. We block book a session on Saturday afternoon at 1:30pm and it lasts as long as it takes us to complete the fiendish …

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NEHL 3 – 30-10-2021 – Lambton

Turning up just after 11:00am it was a real struggle to convince ourselves that getting out of the car was a good idea, as the rain was so heavy. A very quick assembly of the tent took place and I was then off to registration to pick numbers up for some of our new runners. …

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NEHL 2 – 10-10-2021 – Druridge Bay

Unseasonably good weather meant that Druridge Bay was resplendent in the sun – not ideal for the runners but perfect for the spectators. We had a fantastic turnout of juniors and it was great to see quite a few new faces taking part. First up we had the U11 boys with Jack Whitelaw coming 10th …

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