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Athletics Report

In the recent Northern Athletics Open Indoor Meeting more of the Club’s Track & Field athletes made the trip to Sheffield to test their current level of fitness,  as the indoor season can be a training ground for the athlete to build and then improve on in the outdoor season. As it turned out, there was some very good times ... Read More »

Athletics Report – Harriers In Fine Winter Form

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Three of the Club’s Junior (u/15) runners were part of the Durham Johnston Comprehensive School Team who made the long journey down to Sevenoaks in Kent having already qualified locally to compete now in this English Schools XC Cup Final. They were part of the Intermediate Boys Team of 6 runners with 4 to score over a course of 4.2 ... Read More »

Athletics Report – Aykley Heads XC

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City Harriers across the age categories continued their impressive form in Cross Country as they continued their consistency in the North East Harrier League home fixture at Aykley Heads. A course that is generally tough, with its undulations, and normally heavy going, was on this occasion mainly dry and good to soft in places. The (under 13 Boys) got the ... Read More »

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 »