Race Report: NOTAN Grand Prix

NOTAN Grand Prix (2nd Meeting)

Sunday, 6th May 2018

Report by Zoe Perowne

The sun was shining bright; it was a warm day. I was worried it might be a bit too warm for athletics but there was a cooling breeze at the Churchill track.  This was my first athletics competition since joining Tyne Bridge Harriers and the first time I’d raced on a track.  I was both excited and nervous!

My first race was the 100m.  My legs were shaking with nerves as I lined up on the start line.  The starting gun went off and I sprinted as fast as I could.  I was pleased with my time and I was looking forward to my next event- the howler throw.  I wasn’t very good at it!  I’ve learnt I need to change my aim and Mum agreed to buy me a howler to practice with for next time.

Next race was the 800m.  I’ve never raced 800m before so I wasn’t sure how well I would do.  Despite being out of breath and very hot, I kept on running.  I was determined to finish and was pleased to finish the race!

My last event was the long jump. At first I wasn’t sure why the other girls were marking out their sprint starts, then I figured it out and used a crack in the track as my marker!

At the start of my first ever track and field competition I wasn’t feeling confident that I’d know what to do but the marshals helped me.  I really enjoyed the day and I’d recommend it to everyone, whatever level you are.

Zoe (Year 6)


Also competing for TBH Juniors were;

Henry Pickett (Year 3)

Alanah Perowne (Year 4)

Scott Calland (Year 5)

Jake Moir (Year 6)


Results from the meeting can be found here.

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