Tag: Cross Country

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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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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NEHL 6 – Thornley 09-02-19

Farewell to the junior’s tent – Thornley Hall Farm 9-2-19. Well the forecasted 40mph winds materialised, and the tent was unable to cope with the strain. She’s served us well over the past few years, but I had to put her out of her misery when I got home. Hopefully we will have a new …

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NEHL 5 – Temple Park 05-01-19

On what was can best be described as a fairly chilly but dry day, TBH juniors did their best to run off all the mince pies they consumed over the Christmas period in the Sherman cup for the boys, and the Davison Shield for the girls, at Temple Park in South Shields today (Saturday 5-1-19) …

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NEHL 4 – Aykley Heads 17-11-18 (incorporating Henry Pickett’s U11 race report)

Aykley Heads was kind to us with blue skies and reasonably solid ground under foot.  First up was the U11 Boys race and I’ll hand-over straight away to Henry Pickett to take you through the events from a first-hand perspective: Race Report for Aykley Heads Cross Country U11 Boys by Henry Pickett Before we set …

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NEHL 3 – Gosforth Park 27-10-18

As TBH were co-hosting this fixture I was picked up by Morag at 7:15, and arrived at the race course in driving rain with hints of snow. For the next couple of hours, it continued to rain on and off, staying fairly cold whilst we set the course up. I’m pleased to say that come …

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NEHL 2 – Druridge Bay 7-10-2018

Another great turnout by TBH juniors, with some great efforts (especially from those new to XC) particularly considering the junior races got the worst of the weather today. The light drizzle turned a little heavier, being accompanied by a bit of wind bringing the temperature down just in time for the star of the U11 …

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TBH Junior success at first NEHL fixture – Wrekenton

Very dry conditions led to much bemoaning about poor choice of footwear at this fixture. Apparently spikes were not conducive to the condition of the terrain (particularly not the 15mms that some of them had in), but despite this, there were some great performances by our junior section. I was going to award athlete of …

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Sherman Cup/Davison Shield Cross Country

Sherman Cup/Davison Shield Cross Country Temple Park, South Shields Saturday, 28th October 2017   A huge well done to all the TBH Juniors who took part in today’s (Saturday) cross country event at Temple Park. The sun may have been shining brightly, but a strong wind made for challenging running conditions, so to following members. …

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2017 Farringdon Relays

Saturday marked the start of the cross country season, with several juniors making the short journey to Farringdon (just outside of Sunderland). Competing first for the juniors were Jake Moir and Joe Eggett in the U11 Boys race. Next up was the U13 Girls race, with Hope Moir and Anna Dorman representing TBH. Finlay Dorman …

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2016/17 Cross Country: Thornley Hall Farm

A big well done to everyone who took part in Saturday’s cross country event at Thornley Hall Farm.   Awful weather conditions (you wouldn’t believe how cold it was brrr!!), together with wet, slippy conditions under foot made for some very challenging races.   JAKE Moir, running in the U11 Boys race, was the first …

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2016-2017 NEHL Cross Country

Well done to the TBH Juniors who ran cross-country at the weekend (Saturday, 7th January).   The course at Herrington Country Park was proper cross-country; wet, muddy and very challenging.   In the U11 Boys race, we had William Adams, Joe Eggett and Jake Moir taking part (although sadly, Jake had to drop out due …

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Cross Country: Thornley Hall Farm

Well done to JAKE Moir, KATHERINE & LAUREN Bird and FINLAY Dorman, who took part in Saturday’s cross country at Thornley Hall Farm (26th November 2016).   Although it was bitterly cold in the morning, by the time the first race got underway, temperatures had risen so high that some people were walking around in …

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Cross Country: Temple Park

Well done to everyone who ran Cross Country at Temple Park (South Shields) on Saturday, 19 November 2016. The cold weather certainly made running a lot more pleasurable than spectating and almost freezing to the spot if you didn’t keep moving.   The U11 boys were the first to race, with Jake Moir, William Adams …

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Jarrow Minors Cross Country 2016

Well done to all the TBH Juniors who took part in the Jarrow & Hebburn AC Minors Cross Country event at Bedewell Park (Saturday, 15 October 2016).   The Year 4 Girls race kicked off proceedings, with Sydney Bungay (11th) and Katherine Bird (17th) representing TBH. Next up was the Year 4 Boys race, with Joe …

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TBH Juniors: Training Session

Hi Juniors, There are no training sessions for the next few weeks owing to the Easter Holidays.   Our next session will be on Wednesday, 13th April, starting at 6:00pm, back at our Summer Camp at Walker Technical College (Waverdale Avenue, NE6 4LA).   Some photographs from Saturday’s Cross Country fixture at Wrekenton can be viewed …

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Aykley Heads Race Report

Mud, Mud Glorious Mud Race Report by Finlay Dorman On a crisp icy day with temperatures hovering around freezing, 9 juniors showed us their grit, determination and running talent. Unfortunately our u11 boys were indisposed due to illness and injury. However we had u11 girls in abundance with 7 participants. Starting the charge was Imogen …

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