Author Archives: Rob Eaton

Veteran Joasia at the Double!

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Veteran Joasia Zakrzewski (o/40) achieved double success in her last two Races. Firstly, she finished 25th overall out of 471 finishers in the Derwentwater 10 Mile Road Race at Keswick, was 1st Lady and 1st Lady Veteran, and recorded a time of 63.04. A week later, Joasia ran in the Heaton Harriers Memorial 10k Road Race on the Town Moor, ... Read More »

Harriers perform well at National XC Relays

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In spite of late changes to the original team due to illness, the City Senior Men’s Team traveled down to Mansfield to compete in the English National XC Relays and under the circumstances performed very well against some strong opposition. After the mass start over the 5k course, with the pace as usual being fast and furious, Dan Garbutt got ... Read More »

Athletics Report – Harriers 2nd in Sherman Cup

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In the North East Harrier League Sherman Cup competition the City Harriers finished a very creditable 2nd Team overall behind Morpeth Harriers and ahead of Gateshead Harriers who were 3rd, out of the 36 (Male) Teams who finished covering the age groups of u/13,u/15, u/17, u20/Senior and Veteran Men, where individual performances and team positions were vital in these races and ... Read More »

Athletics Report

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Ultra-distance veteran runner Joasia Zakrzewski continues to show that distance and time is no object to her as she ran the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon at York where she finished 41st overall , 2nd Lady, and 1st veteran (o/40) recording a fine time of 2hrs 54mins 46secs. Indeed, one week later, Joasia, an experienced International runner, ran the Heart of Eden ... Read More »

Athletics Report

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In the North East Harrier League XC at Druridge Bay, Northumberland, two Cooks (not related) led the way in their respective races, firstly Peter Cook a talented young runner got our u/15 Boys Team off to a great start by winning the handicap race in fine style and helping his Team to finish 2nd,  an excellent result. Later in the ... Read More »

Top 20 finish by u15 Boys Team in National Road Relay

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In the National Young Athletes Road Relay Championships at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield , Birmingham, the u/15 Boys ran extremely well to finish 17th out of 75 Teams who finished. Adam Ord gave them a fine start on the 1st leg finishing 20th returning a time of 13.19, Izaak Taylor then had the difficult task of trying to hold that position on ... Read More »

Athletics Report

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In the first Harrier League XC Races of the Season held at Wrekenton, Low Fell, Durham had a very good turnout and were well represented in most of the afternoon’s races. The Senior Men’s Team with the first 6 runners scoring must count themselves very unlucky as they were pipped at the post by Morpeth Harriers on count back as both finished ... Read More »

City Veterans win Gold and Bronze Medals at the Masters

In the British Masters Athletic Federation 10,000m Track Championships held at Jarrow, Joasia Zakrzewski (o/40) ran an excellent race to finish 1st overall in the mixed Veterans age group race for women (o/35+) and men (o/65+) , Joasia won by 21 secs recording a personal best time of 37.13.60 to win Gold. Kelly Bentley (o/50) also ran well to finish 14th ... Read More »

Athletics Report

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Cameron’s Thomas and Allan lead the Harriers home in GNR Durham had their two Cameron’s leading the way in this years Great North Run – Cameron Thomas was first in action in the Junior GNR on Saturday on the Quayside over a 4K course for both boys and girls competing in their different age group categories. On overall times Cameron Thomas ... Read More »

Athletics Report

Tia Anderson scored a magnificent victory in the England Athletics (u/15 & u/17) Track & Field Championships down in Bedford, winning a superb Gold Medal in the u/15 Girls 300m Final. Hopes were high after winning her heat in a time of 41.28, then in the Final Tia produced a title winning performance recording a personal best time of 40.35, ... Read More »