On Sunday, four of our juniors took on our "home" XC race at the picturesque Druridge Bay Harrier League event.
Jacob Martin showed great form once again, recording a 38th finish in the U11 race as he continues to grow and develop. Meanwhile, Liliana took another top 10 finish in the U11 girls race as she continues to show great consistency.
Niamh Adams ran from the fast pack and took the 14th fastest time overall in the U15 girls race, whilst Ellie Allan continued her XC journey, showing genuine improvement in the U17 race. Fantastic work from all!
The iconic Kielder weekend is a fantastic occasion for runners of all ages, and its become a regular fixture for two of our juniors. Niamh Adams took a superb 3rd place in the U15 girls race in a time of 8:08, just a few seconds behind the winner. Evan Falkous has raced the junior distance in the past, but this year stepped up to the 10k, making his debut over this distance. He completed the course in a fantastic 53:33.
Well done to both Niamh and Evan on their fantastic performances!
It was a night to celebrate for Ben Compton and India Gorvett, as they received awards for their performances at this years North East Grand Prix. Athletes scored points based on their performances over the 6 meetings throughout the summer season. Ben finished as U13 boys champion, after a season that saw him pick up ten age group wins. India took an excellent 4th in the U13 girls category, all the more impressive as she has another year in the age group. The top six athletes in each age group were awarded trophies, with Safia Diallo (8th U13) and Lauren Creaby (7th U17) just outside the top six.
You can see the final grand prix standings HERE
It was a busy weekend of parkrun across the region, with our experienced juniors in action as well as a huge number of new young athletes taking part.
At South Beach, Ethan Hughes took 1st place on his debut at the event, with Richard Gormley 3rd and Elliot Harrison 4th. Dylam Oram was 7th on his first junior parkrun, with Beth Munro 2nd girl home on her event debut. Callum Codling secured a top 10 finish, with Grace Thompson doing a fantastic job once again as tail-runner, giving the runners her full support.
Rhys Evans took part in his first parkrun as a club member, setting a superb PB at Blyth Links over the 5km distance. At Whitley Bay junior parkrun, Alex Fielding took a top 10 finish whilst Liliana was 2nd girl home in 8:49. Further afield, Evan Falkous took a superb 3rd place at the Windy Nook Parkrun in 23:09.
Fantastic work from all!
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South Beach Results
Blyth Links Results
Whitley Bay Results
Windy Nook Results